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How to Replace Exterior Door Handle 95-00 Chevy Tahoe

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  1. step : Removing the Door Panel (0:40)
    • Remove two 7mm bolts from inside the door pull
    • Pry off the interior door handle bezel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry the door panel off with a putty knife
    • Lift the door panel up and off the windowsill
    • Disconnect the courtesy light wiring harness with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Disconnect the speaker wiring harness with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harness with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Carefully peel back the water shield
  2. step : Removing the Door Handle (2:02)
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts from the door handle
    • Pull your door handle out from the exterior side of the door
    • Pry the door handle rod clip out with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull the door handle rod clip up with the needle nose pliers
    • Pull the door handle off out of the door
  3. step : Installing the New Door Handle (2:39)
    • Push the door handle rod into the new door handle
    • Pull the clip onto the door handle rod with the needle nose pliers
    • Push the door handle into place
    • Insert the two 10mm bolts into the door handle from the interior side of the door
  4. step : Reinstalling the Door Panel (3:35)
    • Reconnect the courtesy light wiring harness
    • Reconnect the speaker wiring harness
    • Reconnect the window switch wiring harness
    • Push your door panel down on to the windowsill
    • Push the door panel clips in
    • Insert the two 7mm bolts into the door pull
    • Push the interior door handle bezel into place

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Hi, I'm Don from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video we're going to show you how to replace the rear exterior door handle on this 1996 Chevy Tahoe and we show you on the passenger side but the driver side's the same procedure. The items you'll need for this are a new rear exterior door handle from 1AAuto.com, 7mm and 10mm socket and ratchet, flat blade screwdriver, putty knife, and a pair of pliers.

You want to start off by removing these two 7mm bolts and we'll just fast forward as Don does this. Using a flat blade screwdriver, pry right here at the top of this panel and remove it.We use a putty knife here to just pry back behind the door panel, see if you can get your hands back there, and you want to just pull out near the clip and it will release it. You want to do this all the way around the door panel. Once all those clips are released, you want to lift it up and off the windowsill. On the back of your door panel you want to disconnect your courtesy light harness by just pushing the tab and pulling it free. Do the same thing for your speaker harness. Then you want to just pry out the tab on this harness and pull it free. Peel back your water shield and in here there's a 10mm bolt on the back of your handle and there's another one right here and we'll just fast forward as Don removes those. Now pull your door handle out and next you want to push back this clip. To do that, pry it out with your flat blade screwdriver, get the pliers on it and push it back. Now you can pull the door handle rod out of that clip.

On the left is the old exterior door handle. On the right is the new one from 1A Auto. You can see they're identical and they'll fit exactly the same. Take your new door handle and push the door handle rod back into place. Once it's all the way in, use your pliers to pull that clip back. Then just bend that tab back down and push the door handle back into place. We'll just fast forward as Don replaces those two 10mm bolts and tightens them up. To replace the one in the door, you want to just put the bolt into the socket and feed it into the door.

To replace the door panel, just reconnect your courtesy light harness, your speaker harness, and your window switch harness. You want these clips to go into these holes right here so first just push your door panel down into the windowsill. Now just look back behind the door panel, make sure they line up, and then just hit them into place. Just repeat this process around the door panel making sure that they are lining up so you don't break them when you hit it .Just replace those two 7mm bolts and replace this bezel and just hit it into place and you're all set.

We hope this helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Putty Knife

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 7mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

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