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Door handle repair

The plastic outside part of the driver's side door handle broke off. I now need to replace it myself. I have no idea where or how to start or do any of it.

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  • RagingStorm Jul 09, 2008

    Hi Lobsterman72,

    The outside handle broke off, but I have to replace the door handle as a whole. That's inside and outside because it's all one piece.



  • kblock54 Aug 25, 2008

    I need to replace the driver inside door handle. The handle cracked and no longer opens the door. I have to roll my rear passenger window down and reach around to open my driver door, ( driver window does not work either). I was woundering how many screws i had to remove and there locations so that I can replace the handle.



    help me please,

    Keith

  • lyndacancun Dec 16, 2008

    The outside handle broke off of the drivers door on my 93 Toyota Camry three years ago and this year the same part on the passenger door snapped off.
    Can you help me to fix it?


  • Jim  K
    Jim K May 11, 2010

    You mean the part you use to open the door from inside? Or the handle part that you use to open the door from outside?

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    door handle plastic inlay broke

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Then you'll have to remove the inside door skin. It's not too difficult. The hardest part is if you have manual rollup windows, you need to remove a clip behind the window crank and sometimes it will fly off and get lost. Remove all screws you can find (some are behind plastic covers, like for the inside door opening handle, after removing that one slide it to the front of the car to remove the handle), one or more may be hidden under the bottom carpeted area if you have that (run your fingers around the edge area to feel the holes). After all that the door skin should be held on by 'panel pops' sometimes these break if the cars old or if your not carefull. You can get replacements cheaply enough.
If you need anymore help let me know.

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The inside door handle on my 1998 Toyota Camry has broken. I ordered the handle and the trim (thought it would be easy enough). I put the trim on but can't figure out how to do the handle. Looks like I should take the whole door panel off? If I do, can you walk me thru the process? I'm afraid to start prying and pulling something I shouldn't.

Thanks.

pianoplayer

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