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How to Replace Interior Door Handle 02-06 GMC Envoy XL

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How to Replace Interior Door Handle 02-06 GMC Envoy XL

Created on: 2014-08-21

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken or snapped off interior door handle on 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09 GMC Envoy, Envoy XL, or Envoy XUV.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Pry up the window switch panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Disconnect the four wiring harnesses
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts inside the door pull
    • Pry out the door panel with a door panel clip tool or putty knife
    • Lift the door panel up and off
  2. step 2 :Removing the Inside Door Handle
    • Remove the door handle bezel
    • Remove the 10mm bolts from the door handle
    • Slide the door handle forward and back
    • Disconnect the latch cables from the door handle
  3. step 3 :Installing the New Inside Door Handle
    • Connect the latch cables to the door handle
    • Insert and tighten the 10mm bolt to the door handle
    • Attach the door handle bezel
  4. step 4 :Installing the Door Panel
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Place tape on the bolt and stick it in the 10mm socket
    • Insert and tighten the 10mm bolts into the door pull
    • Connect the switch panel wiring harnesses
    • Line up and push in the switch panel

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Measuring Tape

    Putty Knife

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

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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 2003 GMC Envoy XL. It's the same part and similar process on the regular Envoys made after 2002. We show you on the driver side, but the passenger side is the same procedure. The items you'll need include a new interior door handle from 1AAuto.com, flat blade screwdriver, 10mm socket and ratchet, and a putty knife.

Pry up the back of your switch panel with the flat blade screwdriver. Then pry up the front. Pull the switch panel up and out, push the tab on these two harnesses on this end, and disconnect them. Use a flat blade screwdriver and pry up the tab on the remaining harnesses. Next, remove this 10mm bolt in here and this 10mm bolt right there. We'll fast-forward as Mike does this.

Using a putty knife, push this back in behind the door panel and slide it down until you find a clip. Then just pry out. You can reach your fingers back there and just pry out around the edge. Pry out on this small part of the panel up here. Lift your door panel up and out of the window sill and it's free.

Remove this ring. Then remove this 10mm bolt. We'll fast-forward as Mike does that. Slide the door handle forward, then pull it back. Push this clip off this top rod. Lift the rod up and out. Do the same thing for this one down here.

Up top is the old interior door handle; below it is the new one from 1A Auto. You can see they're identical and they'll fit exactly the same. Push the rod back down into the handle and re-clip it. Do the same thing with the upper rod. If it's hard to reach, you can use a flat blade screwdriver and just pry it back on. Push the door handle back into place and slide it back. We'll fast-forward as Mike replaces that 10mm bolt. Put this ring back onto the door handle.

To replace your door panel, push the harnesses back through this hole. Lift the door panel up and into the window sill. Once you have that lined up, push it down into place. Make sure the clips are lined up, and then just hit them back in along the sides of the door panel.

For these bolts, what you want to do is be able to hold them into the socket. A little bit of glue or any kind of a piece of cloth. I just have a little electrical tape, put on the bolt head, and stick it in the socket. That way your screw will stay in there. You can just put it right in and start it. We'll fast-forward as Mike replaces and tightens up those two bolts. Reconnect the harnesses to your switch pack. Line up your switch panel and push it back down into place.
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:

    General Tools

  • Measuring Tape
  • Putty Knife

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

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