how to replace interier door handle? Is it difficult?

Asked by Sep 28, 2007 at 02:55 PM about the 1994 Toyota Corolla DX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

can get the old one out, how hard to clip in the new one, esp. with the little metal rod that attaches to the clip. Afraid that the rod will get pulled into door cavity. How to prevent that??

3 Answers

42,175

I would suggest getting the Haynes manual and looking at their step-by-step instructions. You may need to remove the door panel to gain access to everything. If you can attach the metal rod to the clip without it, that's great, I would suggest taping it to the door panel or metal door frame while you are working if you are worried about losing it into the door cavity.

Quick update. Did the swap out in under five minutes. To which I say "thank You Lord," as I am NOT a real handy person, unfortunately. But it was easy enough to do. Was able to remove the old piece (had to wrestle it out a little). The new handle was easy to insert the metal rod, and then it just clipped into place. If I can do this, anyone can. Toyota dealership wanted 76.00 labor, plus 26 for the part. I did buy the part from them (third party was close to same price when you included shipping). Dealership had the part the next morning, which was nice. Hope this part last as long as the first one did (fourteen years)!

thanks for the reply! Fortunately did NOT have to remove the door panel. Just one screw holding the hande on. Then you push and work it to the right, and the piece pops off. Metal rod stayed in place (I held it) but it didn't slip into the door cavity. So a small victory today. This is an easy fix and will save you $$ to do it yourself.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Corolla

Looking for a Used Corolla in your area?

CarGurus has 74,097 nationwide Corolla listings starting at $1,790.

ZIP:

Search Toyota Corolla Questions

Toyota Corolla Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 16,390
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,330
#3 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 1,790
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry
838 Great Deals out of 90,858 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda Civic
487 Great Deals out of 80,458 listings starting at $558
Used Honda Accord
703 Great Deals out of 81,926 listings starting at $500
Used Nissan Altima
781 Great Deals out of 76,997 listings starting at $470
Used Nissan Sentra
456 Great Deals out of 53,204 listings starting at $2,000
Used Hyundai Elantra
465 Great Deals out of 51,353 listings starting at $1,699
Used Toyota Tacoma
527 Great Deals out of 37,484 listings starting at $2,950
Used Hyundai Sonata
490 Great Deals out of 49,603 listings starting at $1,300

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Corolla For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 45,559 listings starting at $13,900
2016 Toyota Corolla For Sale
98 Great Deals out of 6,088 listings starting at $9,991
2015 Toyota Corolla For Sale
150 Great Deals out of 5,797 listings starting at $8,999
2014 Toyota Corolla For Sale
167 Great Deals out of 5,771 listings starting at $8,375
2013 Toyota Corolla For Sale
64 Great Deals out of 1,893 listings starting at $6,875