1997-01 Lexus ES300 Toyota Camry Exterior Door Handle - 1ADHE01218

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Part Details

  • Color:   Beige

This replacement door handle is just what you need to get your vehicle in good looking form again!


  • Fits LH (Driver Side) FRONT
  • Beige (factory color code 4M9) Painted Finish
  • Replaces dealer part number: 69220-33041-E0, 6922033041E0
  • Reinforced from the original design
  • Plastic construction
  • Reuse your original lock cylinder

NOTE: This color is an exact match for the original factory color.  Due to things such as UV rays, weather, and age, your vehicle's paint may have faded since it was first painted.

This part makes a great replacement and provides a good value.

Item Condition: New

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

  1. step : Removing the Door Panel (0:38)
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door handle
    • Pry off the trim button on the arm rest
    • Pry off the trim button on the door panel
    • Pry up the switch panel
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Pry off the sail panel
    • Remove the three Phillips head screws on the arm rest
    • Remove the two Phillips head screws on the bottom of the door panel
    • Remove the Phillips head screw in the top left corner
    • Remove the Phillips head screw from the door handle
    • Pry off the door handle bezel
    • Pop out the bottom of the door panel
    • Pull the door panel up and off
    • Carefully remove the water shield
  2. step : Removing the Interior Door Handle (3:01)
    • Remove the Phillips head screw from the door handle
    • Pull off the metal latch rods from the door handle
    • Remove the metal plate
    • Carefully pry off the weather shield
  3. step : Removing the Exterior Door Handle (4:24)
    • Connect the window switch
    • Turn the key to the run position
    • Raise the window
    • Disconnect the door handle latch rod
    • Pry the door latch rod from the door handle
    • Remove the safety latch from the lock rod
    • Push the lock rod out of the door handle
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts from the door handle
    • Lift the door hand up and out
    • Remove the 10mm screw from the lock cylinder
    • Remove the lock cylinder from the door handle
  4. step : Installing the Exterior Door Handle (6:37)
    • Insert the lock cylinder into the new door handle
    • Insert the door handle into the door
    • Tighten the 10mm screws to the door handle
    • Insert the lock rod into the lock cylinder
    • Close the clip on the lock rod
    • Insert the door handle rod into the door handle
    • Close the latch onto the rod
    • Press the watershield to the inside of the door
  5. step : Installing the Interior Door Handle (8:23)
    • Insert the metal shield into place
    • Tighten the three Phillips screws to the shield
    • Insert the lock rod into the door handle
    • Insert the hooks into the door and slide the handle back
    • Tighten the Phillips screw to the door handle
  6. step : Reinstalling the Door Panel (9:42)
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Tighten the two Phillips head screws at the bottom
    • Tighten the three Phillips head screws to the arm rest
    • Tighten the Phillips head screw to the top left of the door panel
    • Connect the window switch wiring harness
    • Press the window switch into place
    • Insert the door handle trim bezel into place
    • Tighten the Phillips screw to the door handle trim
    • Press the trim bezel inside the door handle in

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Pick

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

4.09/ 5.0
23 reviews
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Solid for the price and my needs
Door handle seems a little flimsy, probably wont hold up for the long haul. But it was a cheap fix, and since I only plan on keeping the car a few more years at most it will probably serve my purposes well enough.
January 22, 2017
Just ok.
Overall the handle is a good fit. The problem is the OEM screws/bolts will not work with the replacement handle. The factory standoffs are plastic using self tapping screws. The replacement has threaded inserts that came loose. I had to superglue them back in.
February 18, 2017
It was a good and perfect transaction. Timely delivery and perfect part. No issue.overall it is always good to order with this country.
March 18, 2017
Pleased with Toyota Camry exterior door handle
Our driver side door handle snapped off and we went to a local body shop to find out how much it would cost to replace. We were given a quote of $225 for the part and labor to paint the door handle and install it. We were also told by the person who gave us the quote that we could purchase the part online for far less, so I checked and A1 Auto had the part advertised for $17.95 (compared to the $124 price at the auto body shop). I placed the order and received it within a few days. It did not need to be painted and the auto body shop charged us $66 to install. We are very pleased with our purchase and the quick delivery.
March 25, 2017
great service
service and handle was great great great great great
June 27, 2017
1998 Door Handle
Highly recommend website and part. I will order again from here. The part was as described and came on time. The part fit like new...
July 4, 2017
Perfect fit and excellent color match
This door handle was a perfect fit and the color was an excellent match to cashmere beige. It was as strong as the original. You will need 2 short bolts to install though, as this does not come with the mounting bolts and the original had self-tapping screws.
July 27, 2017
Part did not work 100%
Worked 2 hours with my mechanic this week to install the new door handle. Learned the tabs on the bottom of the new door handle were to large to fit in the space provided. Tried filing them down until they fit but that resulted in the whole door handle coming out when the handle is jerked too hard to pull it open. Stop gap measure is to be careful opening the door until our local salvage yard gets a Lexus in that I can get the door handle from it.
August 24, 2017
Perfect match and color
Fits perfectly and it is the same color match. But the philip screw that came with it didnt work for me. I had to use the previous bolt to screw and tight up the door handle in.
September 25, 2017
Perfect Replacement Part
Perfect replacement part at a great price. 1A Auto goes out of their way to assure youre ordering the right part. I was so impressed with this part, I ordered the interior counterpart as well. Again, perfect fit. Shipping was fast. Packaging was very protective. Kudos to 1A Auto!
October 9, 2017
The part appears to be the right one and color matches well. I just havent had time to install it yet. I am pleased with your promptness and great service. Thank you!
See my comments above. I entered my comments in the wrong box. I dont plan on having any problems with the part.
October 20, 2017
Perfect fit, poorly packaged and damaged. Required repainting!
Items are a perfect match, but haphazard packaging allowed items to bounce around and damaged finish to exterior door handle. No filler was added to prevent movement and deep scratches required prep and paint. Completely removed benefit of economy purchase. Parts were perfect, but packer dropped the ball. I hope this was a one-off situation, but quality control may need to initiate a serious investigation into this important factor for your customers. Cutting corners that cost the customer time and effort usually prove detrimental to the business bottom line.
November 21, 2017
Toyota door handle
Original Handle has 3 places for screws. New handle replaces 2 of the 3 with metal inserts for threaded bolts. Bolts were not included and I found out the original screws would not work after door was taken apart. That made it hard to go to the hardware and get new bolts. The 3rd handle screw hole was not replaced with a steel threaded insert. The screw wallowed out and the handle isnt tight and moves when opening the door.
December 25, 2017
The handle was a perfect fit and the color was a exact match even after 19 years. The insulation was not the easiest job that I have ever done. The video was a big help.
January 24, 2018
DID NOT have the necessary bolts for installation.
I didnt know it would be so hard to install the new handle, AND the replacement did not have the necessary bolts for installation. Would not do it again !!!!!!!
January 30, 2018
Fits beautifully
Handle arrived swiftly - was right size and exact color - highly recommend this site.
February 6, 2018
A challenging replacement but worth it
OK, Ive done two of these now; one of my Camry and one on my daughters Camry. Both were bears of job because of the last step of disconnecting the rod for the lock. It is so hidden in there that you cant see it. None of the videos online, including the 1AAuto one, were very helpful with this particular step. There is a plastic locking clip that has to be pivoted up off the rod in a manner very similar to the clip for the door latch rod. The problem is seeing it and pushing it the right direction. Then reconnecting it for the new handle is not necessarily easier, even though at that point you know what the thing looks like. All I can say is be patient and dont think youre going to get it done in a hurry. One other issue. Two of the screws for the replacement handle are metric 10 machine screws whereas the original screws are not machine screws. Youll need to go to the hardware store and get the right screws before finishing the job. I found the right screws mentioned in the reviews of several other youtube videos. Sorry I cant remember the right lengths off the top of my head. It might be nice if 1A Auto would list these in their description or, even better, supply them with the part! Anyway, be sure to use the right screws in the right place.
February 23, 2018
1997 Toyota Camry drivers door outside door handle
Your website was user friendly. I found the product quickly. It was a fair market price. I watched the installation video. It was very helpful. The check out was quick and easy. I received my product three days later as promised. I’ll definitely continue doing business with 1aauto.
March 29, 2018
Great product
Overall product is excellent. It’is oe replacement and easy to install
April 18, 2018
The part did not fit.........
We where not able to get the door handle to fit. We ended up buying a door handle from a wrecked 1997 Lexus that did fit. The 2 handles looked alike from the outside, but the handle pull mechanism was a different design.
June 14, 2018
Bottom line its in and works well
I looked at a few sites that offered the handles and that had videos, especially the excellent one by A1 Auto. I chose A1 Auto because they had good videos and I wanted to support them, and the price was reasonable. It was not the color of my car, but that was OK as Ill paint it when I paint my rear bumper cover. Ive been fixing things for 59 + years, but this was a bit of a challenge with those small access ports and where there wasnt one that lined up, and I really had to twist and turn to get a wrench on the nut. I bought two M6 - 10mm bolts and two washers. For the 3rd bolt that was needed, it wasnt machine thread it was like a self tapping, into molded plastic, I used one of the old ones from the original handle...they were all self tapping. Some scrapes, bruises and at least one dropped bolt (thank goodness I had a towel there to catch anything) I got it in. The handle return spring has a little tension than the original, but if the originals had a little less tension, like this one, we probably wouldnt be breaking off the handles ! ! ! Satisfied, would recommend. Mike
June 26, 2018
Perfect Part
I had my local repair shop indicate this part was really expensive to get locally, so I looked online and found it at 1A Auto. The part came in just a couple days, and a fraction of the cost had I bought it at a local parts store or dealer.
September 6, 2018
The install was very easy. The only difficult part of the install was with the plastic clips. Other than that everything went well. I have given your website to a few of my friends who do some repairs on their vehicles. I bought parts for my cars from 1aauto in the past and I have been very satisfied. No more junkyards for me.
October 17, 2018
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Customer Q&A
Ask a question to 1A Auto customers who purchased the product
Any additional screws/bolts required? The ones on AMAZON require 3 M6 x 12mm bolts. I think because AMAZON part is for Japanese built Camry?
James H January 16, 2017
You will need three bolts to secure this part to your door on the backside. The three M6 x 12MM may be accurate based upon your existing mounting hardware. You may reuse the existing lock cylinder and clips to secure the connecting rods on the backside too.
Alex P January 16, 2017
Year Make Model Description
1997-2001Lexus ES300 Lexus ES300 Front Beige Exterior Door Handle Driver Side
1997-2001Toyota Camry Toyota Camry Front Beige Exterior Door Handle Driver Side
Part #: 1ADHE01218

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