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How to Replace Interior Door Handle 00-05 Toyota Celica

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  1. step : Removing the Door Panel (0:37)
    • Pry off the mirror base trim piece with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the two tabs on the door panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the Phillips screw inside the door handle
    • Remove the two Phillips screws on the door panel
    • Remove the three Phillips screws on the bottom of the door panel
    • Pry up the power mirror switch with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Disconnect the mirror switch harness
    • 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 (2:22)
    • Remove the Phillips screw from the door handle
    • Remove the door handle
  3. step : Installing the New Door Handle (2:46)
    • Insert the new door handle into the door panel
    • Insert and tighten the Phillips screw into the door handle
  4. step : Reinstalling the Door Panel (3:03)
    • Connect the latch cables to the door handle
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Connect the mirror switch harness
    • Insert the power mirror switch into place
    • Insert and tighten the three Phillips screws on the bottom of the door panel
    • Insert and tighten the two Phillips screws on the door panel
    • Insert and tighten the Phillips screw into the door handle
    • Insert the trim piece inside the door handle
    • Insert the two tabs on the door panel
    • Push in the mirror base trim piece

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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'll show you how to replace an interior door handle on this 2000 Toyota Celica. It's the same process and part on the Toyota Celicas from 2000 to 2005, and the only items you'll need include a new interior door handle from 1AAuto.com, a flat blade screwdriver, and a Phillips screwdriver.

To start off, you just want to remove this little triangular panel up here, as well as these two little caps. In behind the door handle, this little bezel here just pries right out. You've now uncovered these three Phillips screws. You want to just go ahead and remove those, and we'll fast-forward as Don does this.

At the bottom of the door panel, you'll see there are three more Phillips screws. There's one there and there's two down here. Again we'll just fast-forward as Don removes those. Remove your power mirror switch if you have one by prying up on the back side, pulling it up and out. Then there's a little tab on the harness. Press the tab and disconnect. Now you can just pry out around the door to release the clips on the back and then the door panel will just lift up and pull out.

Pull back on these cables, and then forward to release them and the door panel is free. On the back of your door panel, on the door handle, it's secured with one Phillips screw. You want to just go ahead and remove that screw, and then the handle just pulls right off.

On the left is the old one; on the right is the new one from 1A Auto. You can see they're identical. It's an exact match. Same mounting points, everything.

To install your new door handle, just put it back into the door panel and replace that one Phillips screw.

Now, to re-install your door panel. It's just a reverse of the procedure. Take these cables, put them in, and clip them back into the handle. As you bring it close, put the mirror harness through the door panel. Then you want to line up that panel up into the windowsill there and push it down into place. Now you want to just hit around the panel to reengage those clips. You can reconnect your power mirror switch and just push it down into place.

Now we'll fast-forward here as Don replaces those six Phillips screws in the door panel. Then replace the bezel behind the door handle, the triangular panel, and those two caps.

We hope this video 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:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

2000 - 2005  Toyota  Celica
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