How Do I Replace The Exterior Driver’s Side Door Handle On My 2000 Corolla

Posted in Crank, Oil and Piston | Asked on Jun 1, 2010

Hi, I am trying to replace a driver’s side exterior door handle in my 2000 Corolla LE. I have the new handle and have taken off the interior door trim and have removed the 3 bolts of the door handle. However, how do I remove the metal rod connecting the handle to the “door opening” mechanism? Thanks in advance!!

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  1. Daremo says:

    The good news is you’ve done all the hard stuff already. What you need to locate is the plastic clip that connects the lever with the metal actuator. It is attached to the rod at one end and fits into a hold on the actuator. You will notice that the part on the rod is a clip, this needs to be “popped” off the rod. (push the clip from the open end and it will spread slightly and pop free from the rod) Do not take it out of the hole. Once you have removed this clip from the rod, you rotate it away from the rod, and the rod will just pull out of the hole.