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I have 2 problems with my passenger door> the first problem i have fixed- the clip to the rod broke,that one was easy. the 2nd one -the door was shut and neither handle worked,, with the panel off i was able t, to get in the door to get it open , however when i used a pliers to try and pull the cable to open the door something popped - it feels like the cable came unatatched at the other end. i cannot figure out how to make it work ,its feels like the cable is locked, omly has a little play but will not unlatch. any guidance would be appreciated. thanks

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I have 2 problems with my passenger door> the first problem i have fixed- the clip to the rod broke,that one was easy. the 2nd one -the door was shut and neither handle worked,, with the panel off i was able t, to get in the door to get it open , however when i used a pliers to try and pull the cable to open the door something popped - it feels like the cable came unatatched at the other end. i cannot figure out how to make it work ,its feels like the cable is locked, omly has a little play but will not unlatch. any guidance would be appreciated. thanks

Hi there,

I just fixed my passenger door handle recently. I can tell you that the outside handle and the inside handle are controlled differently. To fix both problems you will need to completely remove the panel itself. 2 small screws on the left side vinyl almost on the end of the door, 3 screws at the bottom of the door, 2-3 pull clips which will probably come off easily, but most importantly, 2 long bolts underneath the armrest itself, and you've got the door panel off. Once off, you're looking for the mechanism on the far right of the door itself. You'll have to (carefully) remove the clear plastic sheet held on by black silicone gunk to see this mechanism. If you're working with low light, make sure you have some sort of light stick, drop light, etc. that you can place inside of the door itself to see it.

The outside door handle is a rod that actually pushes down from the door handle directly into the lock mechanism itself. If the rod is not either attached to the top right of the door handle within the door, or on top of the mechanism, then its most likely on the bottom of the door frame inside. It could've been thrust to the front of the door itself over time so you may end up looking long and far for that one. Also, its easiest to replace that by removing the handle itself and attaching it to the mechanism first and then to the door handle before putting it back on. 10mm nuts secure it to the door.

The inside door handle is definitely cable driven as you know. It also attaches to the door mechanism but on a different arm in which its pulling on the latch itself via cable. You will have to examine that side of the cable to see whether or not it has broken off of the mechanism or just came loose from it. If it just came loose you can put it back in. If you examine the mechanism itself by taking a screwdriver to the latch itself where the striker plate comes in contact with the door and push the latch down to make it close. Then open it. That hole you see moving inside of the door will show you which hole it is your cable should be attached to. If you see it broken off, then you will most likely have to replace the entire mechanism. However, in most cases, its the cable itself either the end broken or coming loose.

All of these parts you may need can be found new or used on eBay, and sometimes even on these sites.

I hope some of this helps you. Good luck!

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There are two cables. One is for the inner door lock, one is for the latch. Are you pulling the right one? Here's a tip: NEVER close the door with a broken outside handle AND you forgot after fighting with the window all day that you didn't re-connect the cables! Genuine oh*BLEEP* moment!

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I have 2 problems with my passenger door> the first problem i have fixed- the clip to the rod broke,that one was easy. the 2nd one -the door was shut and neither handle worked,, with the panel off i was able t, to get in the door to get it open , however when i used a pliers to try and pull the cable to open the door something popped - it feels like the cable came unatatched at the other end. i cannot figure out how to make it work ,its feels like the cable is locked, omly has a little play but will not unlatch. any guidance would be appreciated. thanks

Hi there,

I just fixed my passenger door handle recently. I can tell you that the outside handle and the inside handle are controlled differently. To fix both problems you will need to completely remove the panel itself. 2 small screws on the left side vinyl almost on the end of the door, 3 screws at the bottom of the door, 2-3 pull clips which will probably come off easily, but most importantly, 2 long bolts underneath the armrest itself, and you've got the door panel off. Once off, you're looking for the mechanism on the far right of the door itself. You'll have to (carefully) remove the clear plastic sheet held on by black silicone gunk to see this mechanism. If you're working with low light, make sure you have some sort of light stick, drop light, etc. that you can place inside of the door itself to see it.

The outside door handle is a rod that actually pushes down from the door handle directly into the lock mechanism itself. If the rod is not either attached to the top right of the door handle within the door, or on top of the mechanism, then its most likely on the bottom of the door frame inside. It could've been thrust to the front of the door itself over time so you may end up looking long and far for that one. Also, its easiest to replace that by removing the handle itself and attaching it to the mechanism first and then to the door handle before putting it back on. 10mm nuts secure it to the door.

The inside door handle is definitely cable driven as you know. It also attaches to the door mechanism but on a different arm in which its pulling on the latch itself via cable. You will have to examine that side of the cable to see whether or not it has broken off of the mechanism or just came loose from it. If it just came loose you can put it back in. If you examine the mechanism itself by taking a screwdriver to the latch itself where the striker plate comes in contact with the door and push the latch down to make it close. Then open it. That hole you see moving inside of the door will show you which hole it is your cable should be attached to. If you see it broken off, then you will most likely have to replace the entire mechanism. However, in most cases, its the cable itself either the end broken or coming loose.

All of these parts you may need can be found new or used on eBay, and sometimes even on these sites.

I hope some of this helps you. Good luck!

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I have 2 problems with my passenger door> the first problem i have fixed- the clip to the rod broke,that one was easy. the 2nd one -the door was shut and neither handle worked,, with the panel off i was able t, to get in the door to get it open , however when i used a pliers to try and pull the cable to open the door something popped - it feels like the cable came unatatched at the other end. i cannot figure out how to make it work ,its feels like the cable is locked, omly has a little play but will not unlatch. any guidance would be appreciated. thanks

Hi there,

I just fixed my passenger door handle recently. I can tell you that the outside handle and the inside handle are controlled differently. To fix both problems you will need to completely remove the panel itself. 2 small screws on the left side vinyl almost on the end of the door, 3 screws at the bottom of the door, 2-3 pull clips which will probably come off easily, but most importantly, 2 long bolts underneath the armrest itself, and you've got the door panel off. Once off, you're looking for the mechanism on the far right of the door itself. You'll have to (carefully) remove the clear plastic sheet held on by black silicone gunk to see this mechanism. If you're working with low light, make sure you have some sort of light stick, drop light, etc. that you can place inside of the door itself to see it.

The outside door handle is a rod that actually pushes down from the door handle directly into the lock mechanism itself. If the rod is not either attached to the top right of the door handle within the door, or on top of the mechanism, then its most likely on the bottom of the door frame inside. It could've been thrust to the front of the door itself over time so you may end up looking long and far for that one. Also, its easiest to replace that by removing the handle itself and attaching it to the mechanism first and then to the door handle before putting it back on. 10mm nuts secure it to the door.

The inside door handle is definitely cable driven as you know. It also attaches to the door mechanism but on a different arm in which its pulling on the latch itself via cable. You will have to examine that side of the cable to see whether or not it has broken off of the mechanism or just came loose from it. If it just came loose you can put it back in. If you examine the mechanism itself by taking a screwdriver to the latch itself where the striker plate comes in contact with the door and push the latch down to make it close. Then open it. That hole you see moving inside of the door will show you which hole it is your cable should be attached to. If you see it broken off, then you will most likely have to replace the entire mechanism. However, in most cases, its the cable itself either the end broken or coming loose.

All of these parts you may need can be found new or used on eBay, and sometimes even on these sites.

I hope some of this helps you. Good luck!

NICE, 1/2 THE PROBLEM SOLVED CLIP IS BROKE ON OUTSIDE, BUT I DONT UNDERSTAND HOW TO CHECK THE CABLE END BY THE MECHANISM? IF I CLOSE THE LATCH AND TRY TO PULL THE CABLE THE CABLE STILL FEELS LOCKED. NO LUCK. THANKS FOR YOUR GUIDANCE
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