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How To Replace Interior Door Handle 97-05 Chevy Venture

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How To Replace Interior Door Handle 97-05 Chevy Venture

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken or snapped off interior door handleon 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, and 05 Chevy Venture and Pontiac Montana models.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Pry up the window switch panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts inside the door pull
    • Pry out the door panel with a door panel clip tool or putty knife
    • Carefully peel off the water shield
  2. step 2 :Removing the Door Handle
    • Pry out the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Unclip the latch rod and the lock rod from the door panel
    • Separate the lock switch from the door handle
    • Separate the door handle from the latch rod
    • Separate the lock switch from the latch rod
  3. step 3 :Installing the Door Handle
    • Put the door handle onto the latch rod
    • Put the lock switch onto the lock rod
    • Connect the lock switch and door handle
    • Push on the door handle
    • Clip the latch and lock rods onto the door handle
  4. step 4 :Installing the Door Panel
    • Put the water shield into place
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the two 10mm bolts into the door pull
    • Connect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Push in the window switch panel
    • Push on the trim piece inside the door handle

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Putty Knife

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

    Door Panel Removal Tool

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Hi, I'm Mike Green. I'm one of the owners of 1A Auto. I want to help you save time and money repairing or maintaining your vehicle. I'm going to use my 20-plus years experience restoring and repairing cars and trucks like this to show you the correct way to install parts from 1AAuto.com. The right parts installed correctly: that's going to save you time and money. Thank you and enjoy the video.

In this video, we'll show you how to replace the inside door handle on this '98 Chevy Venture, same as most '97 to '05 Venture and Montana, Transport, and Silhouette. The only tools you'll need are a flat blade screwdriver and a 10 millimeter socket and ratchet with an extension.

First, you're going to want to pry up this switch plate. Then, actually, unplug the three connectors. I find it easiest to just press on this black tab and then pry. On this green one, do the same thing. Use your screwdriver. Press on that tab, and push. This mirror switch has a little tab right here that you need to pry back with your fingernails or a screwdriver and then pull the connector out. I've already done that before, so it looked kind of easy. That will require some force usually the first time.

Now, using the screwdriver, we're going to pry out this bezel here and the door handle. There are two 10 millimeter screws: one right in there and then one right down there. You need to remove those. We'll speed up removing those and I'm using a 10 millimeter socket with a ratchet and extension.

With those out, now there's just a series of pins around the outside parameter, and then two right in here the you pull out. You can either use a putty knife or something to get underneath. I actually just work my fingers right underneath up here. Give it a good tug. Work down further. Give a good tug. Work my way right around the door panel and it comes up. We're going to remove the water shield and you really only have to remove the upper portion around the handle, but I'm just taking this all the way off anyways.

The inside door handle's pretty easy to remove, just use a screwdriver. Push up like that and the whole thing just pulls out and then these two disconnect from each other and you can pull your handle off like that. What happens is these shafts will break sometimes or this part will break and then if you wanted to pull off your lock button, it's just like that.

Then, you put them back together and put on the bottom first, push down. Then, just make sure after you do that, that you click these rods back into place there. We'll fast forward putting that water shield back on and you can see that really the hardest part of this is taking the door panel on and off.

Re-install the door panel. Make sure you get all your harnesses coming through. I look back here, because it's easy to see this pin. Guide it right in there. Then, there's a pin in the front that just kind of guides it. Put the bezel back in there. This screw, I put into my extension socket first. You want to tighten up firm. You don't want to be too tight, because they just go into plastic so it could strip out. Connect the switch panel, mirror, lock, window and you're all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Putty Knife

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Door Panel Removal Tool


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