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Front Door Outer Handle Replacement

  • Put on gloves to protect your hands.
  • Take care not to scratch the door and related parts.
  • When removing components, use the trim tools or equivalent.
  1. Raise the glass fully.
  1. Disconnect the power door lock actuator connector (A), and detach the harness clips (B).
  1. Remove the plug caps (C), then remove the plastic cover (D) as needed.

  1. Detach the rod fastener (A), then disconnect the outer handle rod (B) with a clip remover.

  1. Remove the bolts.

  1. Remove the outer handle (A).
    Release the hook (B) of the outer handle protector (C).
    Apply protective tape (D) to the door panel (E) as shown.
    Pry out the outer handle with the appropriate trim tool (F) to release the hook (G), then remove it.
    NOTE: Take care not to scratch the door.

  1. Remove the rod fastener (A) from the outer handle base (B), then replace it with a new one.

  1. Install the handle (A) in the following order.
    Set the upper portion (B) of the handle to the edge (C) of the door panel.
    While pulling up the handle, push the lower hook (D) into place.
    NOTE: Push the hook into place securely.
  1. Install the removed parts in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    • Make sure that the actuator connector is plugged in properly, and that the outer handle rod are connected securely.
    • Make sure the door handle works properly.