I need to replace the door handle on my kia car & I need help.

alexant
0

Asked by alexant Oct 13, 2012 at 02:11 PM about the 2004 Kia Spectra

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

how do i get to the door panel off to replace a passenger door handle on a  2004 kia?

1 Answer

John Leone
4,685

kia, there should be phillip head screws, one in the cup holder, one behind a clip near the handle, and go around the outside of the trim, near the side mirror sometimes is one, BEHIND A SMALL COVER the same color as the door, the covers just pop off, then with a tool, (usually a screw driver), start at the bottom and slide it in between the panel and metal frame, apply the tool to the metal and push so the panel is seperated from the door.it will pop off in that section if there are no screws, (some models only have 1 screw, some have 2, some have 4!!!!!!anyway repeat the popping process, at times small white pieces of plastic may fall on the ground, they are the clips you pop, they usually slide back into the panel slots when it is off, once it is completely loose, the panel GOES UPWARDS, careful the wires are attached, and has to be finagled around the door handle and locking rod....you don't have much room with the wires, but you have enough....then it is off, remove the cheap black insulator or plastic and find the small piece of cheap thin plastic that commonly breaks.......

6 out of 6 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Kia Spectra Questions

Kia Spectra Experts

#1 Christina Rosario
Christina Rosario
Reputation 250
#2 Jeffrey Foster
Jeffrey Foster
Reputation 170
#3 Christopher Taza
Christopher Taza
Reputation 160
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Kia Rio"
157 Great Deals out of 6,806 listings starting at $2,495
Used Kia Optima"
575 Great Deals out of 37,391 listings starting at $1,900
Used Honda Civic"
922 Great Deals out of 49,340 listings starting at $1,600
Used Hyundai Elantra"
816 Great Deals out of 45,113 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Focus"
1,768 Great Deals out of 57,254 listings starting at $1,450
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,422 Great Deals out of 47,416 listings starting at $1,488
Used Nissan Altima"
1,995 Great Deals out of 73,042 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Sentra"
710 Great Deals out of 29,501 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Accord"
1,444 Great Deals out of 66,644 listings starting at $995
Used Kia Sportage"
273 Great Deals out of 11,750 listings starting at $1,500
Used Kia Sorento"
622 Great Deals out of 26,716 listings starting at $1,999
Used Mazda MAZDA3"
574 Great Deals out of 26,482 listings starting at $2,900
Used Hyundai Sonata"
1,201 Great Deals out of 50,018 listings starting at $1,600
Used Toyota Camry"
2,020 Great Deals out of 75,810 listings starting at $1,007

Used Cars For Sale

2009 Kia Spectra For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 312 listings starting at $4,000
2008 Kia Spectra For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 218 listings starting at $3,275
2007 Kia Spectra For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 218 listings starting at $2,991
2006 Kia Spectra For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 218 listings starting at $2,977
2005 Kia Spectra For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 128 listings starting at $1,295