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Old 05-04-2007, 06:45 AM
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Broken interior door handle

The interior door handles look like chromed metal but they are only plastic. Pretty strong plastic but still plastic. As I found out when mine broke off in my hand.

The part is pretty cheap. I got mine from the dealer for $30 Canadian. You'll be replacing the lever and the surround.

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The first thing to do is to hook the hook from the cable onto the eyelet from the handle. It's easiest to slip the handle into the hole in the door and rotate it a little to line everything up. After that it's just a matter of positioning the handle in the cutout and slotting the cable into the guide on the door handle assembly.

There's no magic to this part. You just line everything up as good as you can looking through a gap and then tugging the assembly to the right, away from the trailing edge of the door.

It's a tight fit and it requires some muscle but that's all there is to it.
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