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How to Remove Rear Inner Door Handle 10-15 Toyota Prius

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How to Remove Rear Inner Door Handle 10-15 Toyota Prius

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken or snapped off interior door handle on 11 Toyota Prius

  1. step 1 :Removing the Rear Door Panel
    • Pry off the door pull trim
    • Lift up the rear window switch
    • Disconnect the wiring harness
    • Pry up the door pull felt
    • Remove the Phillips screw from the door pull
    • Pry out the trap door from the door handle
    • Remove the Phillips screw from the door handle
    • Pry the door panel out of the clips with a trim tool
    • Pop the door handle out of the clips
    • Remove the door panel
  2. step 2 :Removing the Inner Door Handle
    • Remove the cables from the inner door handle
    • Slide the cables' lead ball out of the lock and handle
  3. step 3 :Installing the Inner Door Handle
    • Connect the cables to the inner door handle
  4. step 4 :Installing the Rear Door Panel
    • Connect the interior door handle to the door panel
    • Slide the door panel on to the windowsill
    • Press the door panel in to the door
    • Tighten the Phillips screw to the door handle
    • Reinstall the door handle trim piece
    • Reinstall the screw in the door pull
    • Press on the door pull felt
    • Connect the wiring harness to the window switch
    • Press the window switch into place
    • Press the door pull trim on to the door
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To take our window switch out. We have to pop this silvery-chrome piece off first. So I'll take our plastic trim tool. You can get these from Kind of work it underneath here carefully. Then we're going to pop it straight up. It'll unclip. Put that aside. Now the switch bezel can come up, so again, I'll use the prying tool and start to pry it up. Try over here. Get it to pop up.

So I'm prying it straight up and out. You're going to unplug it, pushing in the lock, pulling the connector out. You could probably remove this door panel with the window switch in place. This just makes it easier because you already have it unplugged. You don't have to wrestle with the door panel while you're taking it off to unplug it. So now we have that unplugged and removed. Take your plastic prying tool, and just lift up. There's a little rubber pad here. You need to get that out of the way. There's a screw behind there. Use a Phillips head screwdriver. Take this screw out. Put that aside.

Then go behind the door handle. There's a little piece of trim here. Take the plastic prying tool and pop this out. Just unclips. There's another Phillips head screw behind there. Remove that. Those two screws removed. The door panel is now just clipped in place. We're going to use our plastic prying tool to just get under the edge here. That one's too thick. Start with a thinner one. Get a thicker one in here so I can pry it. Kind of find near where our clip is. I think there's a clip there. Usually takes quite a bit of force, so once you start to pry it, you'll pop the clips out. Usually you can get a hand under here. Give it a good, strong tug. It clips around the top of the sheet metal, so lift it up and then off.

Now the Bowden cables. You can actually pop the whole door handle out of the trim. Just kind of grab onto it. Just pop it out of the clips, and we'll slide it out of place. Let that hang. Then you put your door panel aside. If the clips stayed in the door panel, pop those out, and they can be reused. Just like that. You can put them right back into your door panel, and they can be reused.

To remove the door handle from the Bowden cables, the top one's the door lock. The bottom one's the door handle. Push the cable out of the holder, and then slide the cable and the little ball at the end out of there. Do the same for the other one.

All right, so the white one goes on top. This is for the door lock. So put the little ball through here. Slide this over. Clip it in place. And for the door handle, do the same. Pop that in there. Slide it over. Snap it in place. Slide the interior door handle into the door panel. Let it click into place. Now the lip of this door panel hangs over the sheet metal lip. So, get it started. It doesn't matter if the window's up or down. Go into place, and it'll hang down like that.

Make sure that your connector for the window switch is not going to get pinned back there so you can get to it, and now we're going to push this back into the door panel. Pushing the trim panel back into the sheet metal door panel, and all the clips will snap back into place, and that's locked in place. We'll reinstall a self-tapping screw here. If you feel it get tight, you just stop.

Reinstall the trim piece. So it's got some clips. Open up the door handle. It's going to slide in place and just click in and lock. Reinstall the self-tapping screw in the bottom of this door pull. Get them lined up in the hole, then screw it in. There's a rubber pad that goes over it. Reinstall the window switch, plug it back in. It will click when it locks, and then we're going to just push it straight down into the openings. It'll snap into place. Reinstall the silver door trim. All the tabs will basically go straight down. Snap into place. That's reinstalled.

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