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How to Install Rear Interior Door Handle 03-08 Honda Pilot

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  1. step : Removing the Interior Door Handle (0:17)
    • Pull the handle open
    • Pry out the interior trim panel
    • Remove the Phillips head screw inside the door handle
    • Pry out the door handle
    • Press the lock rod from the tab
  2. step : Installing the Interior Door Handle (1:42)
    • Press the rod into the handle
    • Press the handle into the door panel
    • Tighten the Phillips head screw to the handle
    • Press on the interior trim panel

To remove the door handle, you don't have to remove the window switch and trim. We just have that out so that you can see better what's going on.

To remove the inside door handle, pull the handle open. Take a small flat bladed screwdriver. Remove this trim cap that's in here. So you remove this trim panel, be careful not to drop it in here. Now take a paper towel or a rag just to put it in here, because I need to remove the Phillips head screws that are back here, and if I drop them I don't want them to go inside the door panel.

Bring out the door handle, slide it out. It's attached to the control rod. It's inside here. I'm going to take a flat bladed screwdriver and push the lock tab out to unlock it. I'm going to use a screwdriver to lift the rod out of the little bushing that it's in. And we've removed our handle.

So the control rod is going to go into this hole. Once it's all the way seated, you'll flip this around and lock it, and it won't come out. So I'm going to use some small needle nose pliers to grab the control rod, pull it out. Slide it up and in. Now that it's in, I can spin this clip around. It just needs to go down just a little bit more. It's seated. Then spin it all the way around. Got to get it locked in there.

This can sit. It has a little hook on this side. It's going to hook in and then push it in like that. Take our Phillips head screws and reinstall them. Reinstall our plastic trim cover. It's got two tabs on the top, and a tab on the bottom. The two tabs on the top are going to go in first.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

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