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How to Replace Exterior Door Handle 2004 GMC Sierra

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  1. step : Removing the Door Panel (0:59)
    • Pry off the door handle bezel by hand
    • Pry off the door lock switch with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry off the window switch with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harness with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry out the courtesy light with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the 7mm bolt behind the door pull
    • Remove the 7mm bolt from the bottom front corner of the door panel
    • Pull the door panel up and off
  2. step : Removing the Door Handle (2:57)
    • Pry off the latch rod clip with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the latch rod clip from the door handle
    • Remove the 10mm bolt from the door handle
    • Pull the door handle forward and out
  3. step : Installing the New Door Handle (3:50)
    • Slide the new door handle into place
    • Attach the latch rod to the door handle
    • Attach the latch rod clip
    • Insert the 10mm bolt into the door handle
  4. step : Reinstalling the Door Panel (4:42)
    • Lift the door panel into place, pulling the wiring through the cavities
    • Rest the door panel on the locating tabs
    • Push in the door panel
    • Insert the 7mm bolt behind the door pull
    • Insert the 7mm bolt in the bottom front corner of the door panel
    • Push in the door luck switch
    • Connect the window switch wiring harness
    • Push in the window switch
    • Push on the door handle bezel
    • Push the courtesy light bulb into the light
    • Push the courtesy light into the door panel

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In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the rear inside door handle on this 2002 Sierra Crew Cab, same as any '99 to '02. The 03 and up are a little different, as far as taking the panel off. The only tools you'll need are a flat blade screwdriver, a 7mm socket, and a 10mm socket with a ratchet and extension.

There are two 7mm screws that you have to remove, or bolts: one right in there, and then one down in the bottom corner here. As well, you need to pry out this trim panel, pry out your lock button, and pry out your window switch and disconnect it. First, put your finger under, and pull out that bezel. Use a regular screwdriver, just to get the front there. Pull off your lock button and the switch. Also, pry up gently, there on the front of it, and then there's a little tab. Get your screwdriver, push on it, pull the connector down and out. You can also pry out your light and reflector, and disconnect it. Use your 7mm socket, ratchet and extension. We'll just speed up here as we remove those two 7mm bolts. Once that's unbolted, then you just lift up on your panel and it comes off.

You can see, your handle's right here, there's a little clip that goes on this rod. Either get your finger in there, or a screwdriver, and pop that clip up and off, and get that rod out. Get a 10mm bolt right here, then your handle comes forward and out.

Put it in, push it against the door, slide it back, get your rod in, get the clip off. Put this bolt back in. Put your door handle back on. Make sure you bring this right up to here, bring your courtesy light through. For the white plastic legs right there, get them resting in the door like that. Push the panel against the door. It should slide down nice and easy. Put in this bolt next to the armrest. I put that in backwards.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket
  • 7mm Socket

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99-07 Silverado Textured Black Outside Rear Door Handle Pair

Chevrolet GMC Cadillac Rear Driver & Passenger Side 2 Piece Exterior Door Handle Set TRQ

This part replaces:

  • OE # 15721572
  • OE # 15721571
  • Partslink GM1521105
  • Partslink GM1520105
  • TRQ DHA37030

Part Details

  • Color: Black
  • Finish: Textured
  • Set Quantity: 2 Piece
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