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How To Replace Front Inside Door Handle 03-08 Honda Pilot

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  1. step : Removing the Door Handle (0:37)
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the two Phillips screws in the door handle
    • Pry out the top of the door handle
    • Disconnect the door lock wiring harness
    • Disconnect the door lock rod
  2. step : Installing the Door Handle (1:36)
    • Connect the lock rod to the door handle
    • Connect the door lock wiring harness
    • Push the door handle into place
    • Insert the two Phillips screws to the door handle
    • Push on the trim piece inside the door

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In this video, I'll be showing you how to remove and reinstall the inside door handle. I'll show you the driver side. The passenger side is pretty much the same. Even the rear doors are the same. You just may not have a harness to unplug. The only tools you'll need include a small flat blade screwdriver or a pick, as well as a Phillips screwdriver.

To start out, there's a panel behind the inside door handle. Use a small flat blade screwdriver or a pick and pry the top and the panel comes down and out. Then there are two Phillips, the black Phillips screws that hold the door handle in place. We'll fast-forward here as I remove those. Be careful not to drop them down into the door panel.
Once the screws are removed, pull the top out first and then rotate the front of the handle up and out. Then you'll have to reach in behind and disconnect the door lock switch if there is one. There's just a little tab that you push in and pull the door lock switch harness down. Then the door lock rod is connected in as well. There's a clip, a little white clip that you have to push off of the lock rod and then pull the lock rod up and out. Your door handle is off.

Here's reinstallation, and I'm a little bit embarrassed here because we have to reinstall the old door handle because at the time I filmed this video we had not carried the handles for this yet. You reconnect the lock rod, put the handle up in place, push the rod down into that white clip and then flip the clip around and lock it on.

Unfortunately, it's not really easy to video. Then get it close again and if you have a power door lock switch reconnect the door lock switch. Then just push the handle back into place. Push the bottom in first and then rotate the top in and it should snap into place. I'll fast-forward here as I put those two screws in. Again, be careful not to drop them down in the door panel. Then put the trim panel back in place.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Pick

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver


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