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Rear Door Outer Handle Replacement

NOTE:
  • 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.
  • RHD model is shown; LHD model is symmetrical.
  1. Raise the glass fully.
  1. Remove the maintenance caps (A).

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

  1. Remove the outer handle (A).
    -1.
    Remove the bolts.
    -2.
    Apply protective tape (B) to the door panel (C) as shown.
    -3.
    Pry out the outer handle with the appropriate trim tool (D) to release the hook (E), 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.
    -1.
    Set the upper portion (B) of the handle to the edge (C) of the door panel.
    -2.
    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 outer handle rod are connected securely.
    • Make sure the door handle works properly.
    • When reinstalling the door panel, make sure the plastic cover is installed properly and sealed around its outside perimeter to seal out water.
    • Check for water leaks.