Probably one of the most frustrating things that can happen to your vehicle is to have an interior door handle break and the driver's side door is normally the most common because it gets the most use. It is very inconvenient to have to roll down your widow to open the door using the exterior door handle so you can get out. Most vehicles these days have power windows, so if you forget and shut off the car without first opening the window this just adds to the frustration level even more. This is due to normal wear and tear, or applying too much pressure to the door handle causing it to snap off. If you want to keep your sanity, you will probably want to replace it as soon as you can. If you have a passenger door handle break, the priority for a proper repair is just as important, if not more. In most cases when they break it exposes jagged edges which may cause injury to yourself or your passengers. It is relatively easy to replace an interior door handle, and they aren't that expensive so it doesn't make any sense to let this situation drive you crazy.
What your vehicle's interior door handles are all about.
Most interior door handles are constructed using a hard plastic material, so over time they develop stress cracks and eventually break. The pulling force applied to a door handle is much more than it appears, and additional pressure is added by the cables or linkage used to open the door. Interior door handles are subject to a lot of abuse on a daily basis, causing them to fail at some point. Automatic locks on late-model vehicles also increase the wear and tear because we are consistently trying to open a locked door.
Not a difficult task at all... give it a shot.
Replacing interior door handles is something you can do yourself, though professional automotive shops may charge high labor fees. On most vehicles you only need to remove the door panel to complete this task. Every vehicle is different so you need to analyze the situation before attempting it. Some older vehicles can actually be as easy as loosening a set screw and removing the handle, but that was in the good old days - not now. If it is required for you to remove the door panel, you need to be very careful not to damage it or the retaining clips. Make sure you have removed all screws attaching the door panel and its components prior to removing it. Then carefully remove the panel giving you proper access to replace the interior door handle assembly. Then you reinstall the door panel and all the components making sure that their secure.
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CPD is your one stop shop for all of your automotive replacement parts, including interior door handles. These components will be delivered to you and you don't even have to leave the house. Car Parts Discount has a wide variety of OEM bits to fit all of your needs. They come with applicable warranties and best of all at a great price. So why go anywhere else to purchase the replacement door handles you need to complete repairs on all of your vehicles.