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How To Replace Inside Door Handle 07-13 Chevy Silverado

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  1. step : Removing the Door Panel (0:53)
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry off the door pull trim piece with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry off the trim piece at the front top corner of the door panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts on the door pull
    • Remove the 10mm bolt inside the door handle
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door pull with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the Phillips head screw inside the door pull
    • Pry up the window switch panel
    • Disconnect the door lock wiring harness
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Disconnect the mirror switch wiring harness
    • Pull the lock up
    • Pry off the trim piece on the lock
    • Lift the lock up and off
    • Pry out the door panel
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Disconnect the latch cables from the door handle
  2. step : Removing the Door Handle (3:35)
    • Drill out the rivets on the back of the door handle with a drill and drill bit
    • Pry out the clip on the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull the door handle bezel up and off
    • Turn the door panel over
    • Pry out the rubber pad behind the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry out the small metal clip in the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the small circular metal piece
    • Pull the plastic door handle off the metal rod
    • Push the metal rod through the door
  3. step : Installing the New Door Handle (5:05)
    • Place super glue on the back of the door handle around where the rivets are
    • Glue the washer to the back of the door handle
    • Screw the included screw into the handle
    • Repeat the process for the remaining screws
    • Snap the new door handle into place on the metal rod
  4. step : Reinstalling the Door Panel (6:04)
    • Connect the latch cables to the door handle
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Slide the lock into place
    • Push in the tab on the lock
    • Insert and tighten the two 10mm bolts into the door pull
    • Insert and tighten the 10mm bolt behind the door handle
    • Connect the door lock wiring harness
    • Connect the mirror switch wiring harness
    • Connect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Push in the switch panel
    • Insert and tighten the two 10mm bolts in the door pull
    • Push on the door pull trim piece
    • Push on the trim piece in the upper corner
    • Push in the trim piece inside the door pull
    • Push in the trim piece behind the door handle

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Hi, I'm Mike 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 an interior door handle on this 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500. It's a similar process on the GMC Sierras and the Chevy Silverados from 2007 to 2012. The items that you'll need is an interior door handle replacement kit from 1AAuto, a flat blade screwdriver, a Phillips screwdriver, a 10mm socket and ratchet with extension, needle nose pliers, and a drill.

Using a flat blade screwdriver, you want to remove these three panels: the one behind the door handle, this door pull handle panel, and that triangular panel at the top there. Once those are removed, you'll see there are three 10mm bolts here. We'll just fast-forward as he removes those.

You just want to remove this little panel under this handle right here, so just pry that out with your flat blade. Now, you just want to remove these two 10mm bolts right here. You want to pry up that switch panel and just disconnect these harnesses. Just push in the tab on the top, and pull back on them. For this lead, there's a tab on the back of it. You just want to pry out that tab, and then the clip will actually pull up and out.

Now pull your lock up, and there's a little panel right here, just a little clip. You want to pry that out with the flat blade screwdriver. Once you pry that out, you can just lift that right up and off. Now you can start prying off the door panel. Just reach behind it and give it a sharp pull to release those clips. You want to do this all the way around the panel. Once you do that, you can just lift it off.

Then you want to tilt it. Now if you go in behind the door panel here, you'll see this door handle cable down here. Using needle nose pliers, just push the clip inward and you can pull that up and out.

This is an interior door handle kit from 1A Auto. You can see it even comes with the drill bit you need. All you have to do is supply the drill.

On the back side of your door panel, you'll see these plastic rivets. What you want to do is put that included drill bit into a drill, and just drill out these plastic rivets. Once you've removed all those rivets, you want to pry out this clip with a small flat blade screwdriver. Then this door handle bezel will come up and off.

On the other side of the door panel, where your door handle is, you want to pry out this little rubber pad here, and you'll see there's a small clip. You just want to pry that out with a flat blade screwdriver. and that small little piece right there will come right out. Then you just want to pull that door handle off and push that metal part through the door.

Now you want to put the new handle bezel down into place. Instead of plastic rivets, you're going to use superglue. You just want to put the washer into place, and then screw one of the included bolts down into place. You want to do this all the way around. This is what it should look like when you're finished.

Take the new door handle and push it into place. Make sure it snaps into place. Now, you want to make sure that these door panel clips line up in those holes, and that these hooks line up in these slots. Now, you want to take that door handle cable, put it back into its clip, pull back on it, and feed it into that little spot there.

Run all your harnesses up through where the door switch panel goes. You want to make sure that this lock tab goes up through the door panel. You want to line the door panel up on the windowsill, and then once its lined up, you can push in the clips all the way around. Take your lock, slide it back onto the tab there, and reapply that little square clip. We'll fast-forward as he replaces the two 10mm bolts under this handle here, as well as the 10mm bolt behind the door handle.

Now reconnect the harnesses to the door switch panel, and push it down into place. We'll continue to fast-forward as he replaces that pull handle and the two 10mm bolts that secure it. Now you just want to replace those four trim panels.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Drills, Drill Bits & Related

  • Drill

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

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