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How to Replace Interior Door Handle 04-12 Chevy Colorado

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How to Replace Interior Door Handle 04-12 Chevy Colorado

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken or snapped off interior door handleon 2004-2012 Chevy Colorado models.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Remove the two Phillips screws in the pull cup
    • Pry up the switch panel
    • Disconnect the door lock wiring harness
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harness
    • Remove the Phillips screw inside the door handle
    • Pry off the door handle bezel
    • Pull out the door panel from its clips
    • Pry off the side rear view mirror trim piece
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Disconnect the speaker wiring harness
  2. step 2 :Removing the Door Handle
    • Slide the door handle back and off
    • Pull the latch cables out of the door handle
  3. step 3 :Installing the Door Handle
    • Push the latch cables into the door handle
    • Slide the door handle on and forward
  4. step 4 :Installing the Door Panel
    • Put the water shield into place
    • Connect the speaker wiring lead
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Push on the side rear view mirror trim piece
    • Push on the door handle bezel
    • Insert the Phillips screw to the door handle
    • Connect the door lock wiring harness
    • Connect the mirror switch wiring harness
    • Push in the switch panel
    • Tighten the two Phillips screws to the pull cup

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

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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 Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to replace an inside door handle. We show you the driver's front; the passenger side front is a similar procedure. The only tool you'll need is a Phillips screwdriver.

There are two screws right down in here. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove these. Pull this up and turn it over, take the screws out. These disconnect just by pressing on the little tabs and pulling out. Disconnect the gear switch as well. There's a screw you want to remove right in there. Remove that screw and this bezel comes off, and then you can just kind of pull around the door panel and give it a good, firm, quick pull. Remove this up here by pulling out and then up. Then the door panel comes right off there.There is a little connector here for your speaker. Just press in on the tab.

The inside door handle slides back and comes out. Right under here what you just do is pull your cables out. This one, you have to pull this one out first. Pull out and then the cable comes out, and then, for this one, pull around and the cable comes out.

The new handle from 1A Auto is going to go in there exactly the same. Pull this cable out, put it down in, start turning this cable, and force it right in. Then pull the cables around, slide them in, then latch them. Slide the handle back in and forward.

Okay, before you put your door panel back on, a couple of my clips didn't come with the panel so I just pull them off with needle nose pliers. They just slide right into the panel. Okay, put your panel back on, hook in your speaker. Okay, hang the panel up, up here. Pull the harnesses through. Take a peek back here and make sure your clips or your pins will go right into the holes.

Okay, this, you have to pull out on the panel a little bit, put it in place. Put this in place. Push it in. Phillips screw in nice and firm. Plug your mirror switch back in. There are two connections for the window switch. We'll just fast-forward here as we put those two Phillips screws back in. Tighten them up nice and firm and you're all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

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