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Broken outside door handles (front left and right)on 1999 Corolla. How to remove the interior door panels to get access to the handle?

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I have the same problem on a Toyota Tercel 1997. I am trying to remove the door panel with the door closed (I can not open the door because the door knob is stuck in the lock position). I think I will have to cut through the panel. Have you found something ? My e-mail is philippe_oreilly@yahoo.ca

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

  • poreilly Aug 24, 2008

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    I had the same problem on my 1997 Toyota Tercel and finally fixed it. I managed to open the door panel and lubrificated a metal piece that pivots when you move the door handle. It is pulled by a spring. The metal piece was staying in the position it takes when the door is locked because of rust. I have a few pictures. It is not easy to pry open the door handle, but you can do it be removing all the screws you see and prying open the top of the panel with a flat screw driver inserted in the space between the window and the panel. Open the window to do that.

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