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1991 corolla door rod handle plastic clip broken

I have a 1991 Toyota corolla with a broken plastic clip on the inside of the rear driver door that needs replacement.The plastic clip attaches to a steel rod that opens the exterior rear door,but can't find the small part.I wanted to buy new because a used one will be weak.Need help finding this part please. Mike

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You can get inside door handle either new or used from sellers on ebay. It should be just a few dollars plus shipping. Just search ebay for "Inside door handle 1991 Toyota Corolla."

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