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Old 11-04-2004, 22:54   #1 (permalink)
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removing EF exterior door handles

OK, how do you do it?
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Old 11-04-2004, 22:57   #2 (permalink)
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Re: removing EF exterior door handles

Very easy, the trims come off with various screws around the edge, and the handles have a 10mm (from memory) bolt on each side.

Just don't make the mistake I made with the EL and go crazy trying to get the driver's door trim off. You have to pull off the lock button with pliers first.
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Re: removing EF exterior door handles

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Just don't make the mistake I made with the EL and go crazy trying to get the driver's door trim off. You have to pull off the lock button with pliers first.
LOL ive done that, practiced at a self serve wreckers

to get the rear handles off you will also need to remove that metal guard plate, just drill the pop rivets out and re-pop rivet it back in. fronts are asier to get to.
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ah that brings back memories. My EL had only one guard plate, and it's in exactly the wrong place. It was extremely frustrating because I had the other handles off and ready for the buyer, but I tried everything to get this bastard off but didn't have my cordless drill at the time.

In the end I brought the whole door to my room and used my drill on the rivetts. When I got it out, I stomped on it until it was flat, and threw it in a random direction as hard as I could.
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Re: removing EF exterior door handles

you're a strange man jack...
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Re: removing EF exterior door handles

you will need a deep 10mm socket too, the screw thread on the handle fouls the socket if you use a shortie
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Re: removing EF exterior door handles

It's all easy apart from the door lock, i busted it getting to some handles at a self serve wrecker. Took all the screws out but couldnt get it off around the lock. Nothing a little force wont fix but lucky i didn't want the door trims.
finding space inside the door to un-do the nuts that are holding the handles on isn't easy though. just undo that nylon clip that's around the threaded rod for a bit more room.
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