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How To Replace Front Inside Door Handle 04-09 Subaru Outback

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How To Replace Front Inside Door Handle 04-09 Subaru Outback

Created on: 2018-05-15

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken or snapped off Exterior / Outside door handleon 08 Subaru Outback

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Pry out the trim door behind the door handle
    • Pry off the door pull
    • Remove the Phillips screw from the door pull
    • Remove the Phillips screw from the door handle
    • Pry out the door panel with a trim tool
    • Lift the door panel off
    • Disconnect the electrical connector
    • Disconnect the cables from the door handle
  2. step 2 :Removing the Front Inside Door Handle
    • Remove the Phillips head screws from the door handle
    • Pry the door handle out with a flat blade screwdriver
  3. step 3 :Installing the Front Inside Door Handle
    • Insert the door handle into place
    • Tighten the Phillips screws to the door handle
  4. step 4 :Installing the Door Panel
    • Connect the cables to the door handle
    • Connect the electrical connector
    • Lift the door panel on
    • Tighten the Phillips screw to the door handle
    • Tighten the Phillips screw to the door pull
    • Press on the door pull trim
    • Press on the door handle trim

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

    Trim Tool Set

Installation Video
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Hi, I’m Mike from 1A Auto. We’ve been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

In this video, we'll be removing and installing an inside door handle on a 2008 Subaru Outback.

We'll start by opening the door. First we're going to take this little trim piece off. We use our flat blade tool carefully behind the panel. Pull it and then you can use your fingers and pull it back. It's three little clips. Next, we're going to take this trim piece off here. Flat blade tool a little area to put your screwdriver. Push down and pull it out. There's clips on the back.

Next we're going to take this trim piece off. You're going to pry it down right here with a flat blade tool. Being careful not to damage any of the surfaces. We're going to pull it out. This is difficult to come out. There is clips, retainers that hold it in.

We're going to start with a Phillips head screwdriver. We have three screws. One there, one here, and then one up here. Next we're going to use a door panel trim tool. We sell these at 1aauto.com. You go in behind, pop off the clips. Then you just lift and pull back. On the inside, we're going to pull the inner door latch and lock mechanism off. We have to pull this cover up.

We have to disconnect these cables. You're going to pull out and then you're going to pull up. A little ball will come up and same with this one. Next we have to disconnect our connector for the window switches. You're going to push this little tab here and pull it down. Then we're going to disconnect our door light and then push down on this tab. It's going to pull right out.

Take these Phillips head screws out. This screws out. One more right here. There's another screw right here. Take your flat blade tool. You can push from the front while you're doing this. Pop right out.

To reinstall, you're going to line your handle back up. Push straight down so it clicks. Start with that screw on the inside here underneath the cover. Snug that down. You can put the other three screws in.

Now we're going to reinstall. We're going to start with the cables. We're going to start with the small one. This one's actually the lock. Get that ball in through the slot. We're going to slide that down the slot. And we're going to take this other ball. This is for the handle part and put it in that hole. Slide this down that slot. Sometimes you've got to wiggle it a little bit.

Now, we can put the cover down. In this way I'm going to take that connector for the window switch and we're going to slide it in, lock it in. You're going to slide this groove up top near the window first, push it down, and then line these clips in, give it a little push. Next, we're going to insert these Philips head screws with our Philips head screwdriver. The next one, and the last one. Next, we're going to put this trim piece on, and line it up down below and push. You're going to install this trim piece, get it lined up, and push so it locks in place.

Thanks for watching. Visit us at 1AAuto.com for quality auto parts, fast and free shipping, and the best customer service in the industry.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set


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