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How to Replace Interior Door Handle 00-07 Ford Focus

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How to Replace Interior Door Handle 00-07 Ford Focus

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken or snapped off interior door handleon 2000-2004 Ford Focus models.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Handle
    • Remove the T20 Torx screw from inside the door handle
    • Pry off the window switch panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Disconnect the wiring harnessed from the window switch panel
    • Pry off the door handle by hand
    • Pry the latch cable out of the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
  2. step 2 :Installing the New Door Handle
    • Clip the latch cable into the new door handle
    • Push the door handle into place
    • Connect the window switch wiring harness
    • Snap the window switch panel into place starting at the back
    • Insert the T20 screw into the door handle

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T20 Driver

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In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the inside door handle on this 2002 Ford Focus. The procedure is the same for a lot of the vehicles of this era. The only tools you'll need are a T20 Torx driver and a flat blade screwdriver.

To replace the inside door handle there's a screw in behind the little panel right here, and that's a T20 Torx screw. You want to remove that. Then on this panel, just lightly pry here. Then it's also locked in back here, so pull a little bit. You can pull the harness free. The power window switch is on here. There's a little tab that you can see right from this angle. Press on that tab and pull the harness connection for your power windows switch. Pull this off. We'll probably just let this hang down like that. You can probably just reach in with your hand best. Pull it out and pull it from the door, and then this can just be really easily pried up carefully with a screwdriver.

To reinstall the door handle, take our cable and put it down in first. Put those into the lock button. Take this, press it down in. Make sure it locks. There's a little slot right here that the end of the handle goes in to. Make sure we get this out of the way. Make sure the handle goes in. It snaps in there. Now we can reinstall this panel, connect the power window switch and connect the lock switch. Make sure this back part snaps in. Snap the top part in. Replace the screw.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T20 Driver

2000 - 2007  Ford  Focus
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