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How to Replace Inside Rear Door Handle 01-04 Nissan Frontier

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How to Replace Inside Rear Door Handle 01-04 Nissan Frontier

Created on: 2013-10-18

How to replace inside rear door handle on 01, 02, 03, 04 Nissan Frontier

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Remove the two Phillips head screw inside the door pull
    • Remove the Phillips head screw inside the door handle
    • Pry off the door handle bezel
    • Pry out the door panel
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harness
    • Carefully peel off the water shield
  2. step 2 :Removing the Door Handle
    • Pull the door handle out
    • Remove the door lock rod from the door handle
  3. step 3 :Installing the New Door Handle
    • Insert the door lock rod into the door handle
    • Push the door handle in place
  4. step 4 :Reinstalling the Door Panel
    • Put the water shield into place
    • Connect the window switch wiring harness
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the Phillips head screw inside the door handle
    • Insert the two Phillips head screw inside the door pull

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

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In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the rear door handle on a 2001-2004 Nissan Frontier. It's the same for the left side and right side door panels. You'll need a Phillips head screwdriver as well as a small flat blade screwdriver.

Locate the three Phillips head screws first there in the door handle, and then the two in the door pole right there. Go ahead and remove those, and I'll fast-forward as I do that. Using a small flat blade screwdriver, pry between the outer door handle trim and the door handle itself, and pop it free. Get your fingers in between the door panel and the door itself, and pry it free of the plastic clips that are holding it on. Press in the tab that holds the connector to the switch. Now peel back on the vapor barrier that's there, and I'll fast-forward as I do that.

With your door handle, slide the whole assembly back. That'll unlatch it from the door, pull it out, and then you'll see the two rods: one is the lock rod and the other one is the door handle for the door latch, and those have 90-degree bends on them. They're in sockets in that door handle assembly, just pull them up and pop them out.

Going back in with the door handle, take your two rods and place them into their corresponding positions in the holes in the door handle assembly. Then once you've done that, place the door handle into the door where the two slides meet with the door. Once you do that, push the door assembly or the door handle assembly forward to lock it into place. Once that's done, just test the functionality of it and make sure that the door latch is moving like it is there and that the lock and unlock is working as well.

Go ahead and put your vapor barrier back in place. Going back on with the door panel. You'll notice the plastic clips and the corresponding holes in the door, you'll want to have those lined up, but first install your connector to your switch pack there. Hang the top of the door panel on the door, line up the clips, and then go ahead and give it a couple of taps to seat those. Go ahead and reinstall your door handle/arm rest there, and I'll go ahead and fast-forward as I do that. We're going to install the screw that goes into the center of that door handle, and now reinstall the trim that goes around your door handle.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver


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