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How to Replace Interior Door Handle 10-13 Toyota Prius

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How to Replace Interior Door Handle 10-13 Toyota Prius

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken or snapped off interior door handle on 10, 11, 12, 13 Toyota Prius.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry off the silver trim on the door pull
    • Lift the master window switch
    • Disconnect the connector
    • Pry up the rubber from inside the door pocket
    • Remove the Phillips screwdriver
    • Pry out the courtesy light cover
    • Disconnect the connector from the courtesy light
    • Pry the clips out from around the door panel with a plastic prying tool
    • Lift the door panel up and off
  2. step 2 :Removing the Interior Door Handle
    • Pop out the latch rod lead weights from the door handle
    • Remove the door handle
  3. step 3 :Installing the Interior Door Handle
    • Pop in the latch rod lead weights to the door handle
  4. step 4 :Installing the Door Panel
    • Align the door handle with the door panel
    • Lift the door panel up into place
    • Press in the clips around the door panel
    • Tighten the Phillips screw into the door handle
    • Tighten the Phillips screw into the door pocket
    • Insert the rubber to the door pocket
    • Press on the door handle trim
    • Connect the master window switch
    • Press the master window switch into place
    • Connect the silver door pull trim

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

    Trim Tool Set

Installation Video
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Hi, I’m Mike from 1A Auto. We’ve been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

We're going to remove the driver's door panel. There's a little piece of plastic trim behind the handle. We're going to use a plastic prying tool—you can get these from Just pop it out, put that aside. There's a Phillips head screw behind here. Unscrew that, take that screw out, and put it aside. You need to get the master window switch out. This silver trim is also going to come off. Best way is to get one of these prying tools back here and just pry up on it. That's going to come straight up. See all the tabs here and the clips. We'll put that aside.

This should pull up and out. We'll unlock it by pushing down the lock tab and pulling that out. There is a hidden screw inside this little grab pocket. Take the prying tool and just flip up this rubber piece. Just take it out and there's your screw down in there. Take your Phillips head screwdriver and pull that screw out.

I'm going to remove this courtesy light from the bottom of the door. Small flat bladed screwdriver, just slide it in there, pry it right out. You can unplug it, pushing the lock, pulling it out. I need to pop the door panel off the clips. Sometimes you need to use a plastic prying tool. Sometimes you just start at the bottom, work your way up. Sometimes it takes quite a bit of force to get these off. It feels like you're going to break them, but you're really not. It's best to do this on a day that's pretty warm though. With those all free, the door panel's going to come straight up off of the door panel just like that. The actual handle assembly just came right out from behind it.

With the door panel removed, to take door handle out with the lock assembly, just flip it over. Pop this out, the cable. Kind of turn it. Pop the little lead weight out of there. Do the same for the other one. That one popped out really easy.

We'll reinstall it. White one went on the top, to line up the little ball in there. Turn it, clip it in place. The same for this one. Line it up there. Turn it, clip it in place.

I'm going to reinstall the door panel. Going to line up our door handle through here. Going to make sure that the courtesy light harness is coming through the bottom just like that. Make sure our master window switch is up in the opening out of the top of the door panel. Hook it over, pull it down, and then push it into the clips. Make sure my master window switch harness stays up here, it doesn't get caught. It's all back into the clips. Going to reinstall the screw.

Reinstall the screw that's in here. That little foam piece. Install this trim, clip it into the front first, it snaps into place. Plug the master window switch back in, push it in place. Take our silver trim, we'll line it up, it slides down from the top, just like that.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set

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