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Replace one exterior door manage assembly. I pulled mine turn off after the door was frozen shut.Time: 90min or lessSkill: AnyoneTools Required: 9/32" socket, 10mm socket, ratchet(I supplied 1/4" drive), 3" or longer extension to enhance ratchet(I didnt have a longer extension so I used a screwdriver ratchet and the 3" extension), 10mm wrench(can be open, closed, or ratchet style), small flat guideline screwdriver(for trim removal), pencil magnet(incase you drop a seed in the door)Note: all directions such together "front" or "rear" are provided from the driver seat suggest of view. As in "front edge" is in the direction of the the engine bay, etc. Part terms will certainly not it is in the technological term, yet should it is in descriptive sufficient to enable you to understand what ns am talking about.Step 1: open doorStep 2: Remove inner mirror sheathe trim, triangle shaped trim in front corner of window. There space two steel clips and also one plastic tab the secure it. Metal clips are on peak corner and front edge. <
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Step 3: remove trim piece approximately interior door handle, starting with the rear edge. Two plastic clips on the rear edge and also a plastic tab on front edge. You have the right to slightly flex the trim to remove it, yet don"t try to bend it in half. Rotate the trim around the take care of once gotten rid of from the panel to ease in acquiring the trim off the handle.
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Step 4
: remove 9/32" screw indigenous armrest take care of and set aside in a safe location.
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Step 5: remove lock/unlock tab starting with behind edge. Behind edge has actually two plastic clips, front leaf has small tab. Then remove the 9/32" screw from black steel bracket and set aside in a safe location.
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Step 6
: eliminate 9/32" screw from underside of inner panel and collection aside in a for sure location.
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Step 7: Lift interior panel contempt up and also out to remove it from the door. There space multiple tabs that hold the dashboard in the door. It will come off v ease, however some finaggling may be forced to eliminate a tab or two. NOTE: perform not pull the panel 3 feet turn off the door. You should remove the multiple wire connectors indigenous the panel first. Begin with the door light in the bottom rear of the panel. Pinch the tabs and also remove the bulb/connector assembly indigenous the light. Remove all connectors from the armrest switch module. The home window direction button has a "pivoting lever" that have to be moved from pointing straight earlier to directly down to eliminate the connector. Don"t worry about marking the connectors, they space colorcoded.
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**At this point the measures will reflect my particular issue through the door handle, however you can adapt the steps to her issue**Step 8
: Unclip the red and also black clips indigenous the rods top top the exterior next of the door. The stick tips will certainly then slide out of the sleeve in each clip. NOTE: Pay attention on just how the rods space clipped, this will certainly come in handy later. Carry out not eliminate the red and also black clips native the lock or handle! You just need to transfer the lock, your new handle will have the black color clip already.
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Step 9
: remove lock cylinder indigenous old take care of by prying the retaining clip the end just sufficient the slide the cylinder out. Cylinder will certainly slide out in the direction of the within of the handle(away from the key hole). Install lock cylinder into brand-new handle by pushing cylinder from within to exterior edge till the retaining clip snaps right into place. Make certain the key hole is vertical once viewed indigenous the outside.
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Step 10: eliminate bolts indigenous the door dashboard with level tip screwdriver. Note: Make certain you save the nuts, you will certainly reuse them with the new handle. The bolt top top the bottom edge only needs to it is in loosened as it rests in a slot, not a bolt hole. Once removed, collection the nuts beside in a for sure location.
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Step 11: object one nut on the bottom bolt that the new handle and also reclip the black and also red clips. NOTE: The red clip is presented clipped WRONG and also the black color is presented clipped correctly. Make sure you clip them correctly or the rod will not move as intended. Collection the handle right into the door beginning with the bottom bolt right into the slot. You have the right to slightly flex the take care of to acquire the various other bolts lined up because that the feet in the door.
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Step 12
: eliminate plastic liner on internal of door sufficient to accessibility the holes. Ns had enough room with the amount ns pulled back.
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Step 13
: remove round plastic hole cover native door leaf to accessibility top bolt of handle.
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Step 14: Thread and snug the nut on the height bolt of take care of from the exposed hole with your 10mm socket and also driver the choice. I offered the magnet for help after dropping the nut twice into the door. If the happens, use among the holes in the panel to seize it. Mine bounced virtually to the front leaf of the door.
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Step 15
: utilizing the slot shown, snug the bottom bolt(that you already installed top top the handle in step 11).Step 16: accessibility the last bolt by fishing your eight up the huge opening and use her 10mm wrench of an option to snug the staying nut top top the prior bolt.
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Step 17
: Tighten all three bolts till it take away a minor initiative to tighten lock further. NOTE: ns am certain there are actual torque values for these nuts, but I only provided my calibrated elbow and also torque wrist.Step 18: Reinstall round plastic feet cover in door edge and also the plastic liner. Push firmly ~ above the leaf of the liner come ensure it stays inplace.Step 19: Reconnect every wiring harnesses to inner door panel, to include the internal door light. At this point, inspect to make sure all switches work before installing door panel back onto door. The plugs room colorcoded, and also the applicable shade is stamped top top the underside that the switch regulate module because that reference. NOTE: If there is an concern with the lock/unlock not working, make sure you installed the red and black clips correctly. I found out the long way I had installed the red clip wrong.Step 20: Install interior door panel onto the door with a gentle "down and in" push. The tabs top top the door panel will collection into place, part minor finaggling might be forced to gain them all in. Perform NOT shot to force them in, once every little thing is inside wall up, the panel will snap into place. NOTE: Make certain the locking stick is IN former of the black steel tab pointed out in action 5. The rod pointer DOES NOT get in the slot in the black metal bracket.Step 21: download the screws from steps 4, 5, and 6 in their aproppriate locations.Step 22: install the lock/unlock tab back on the panel by inserting the prior tab first and snapping the rear clips into place.Step 23: install the interior door take care of trim item on the dashboard by inserting the former tab first and snapping the behind clips into place.Step 24: install the triangle shaped inner mirror mount trim.

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Step 25: Recheck her door panel buttons come ensure they are working correctly.
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