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How to Replace Interior Door Handle 99-04 Chevy S10 Pickup

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How to Replace Interior Door Handle 99-04 Chevy S10 Pickup

Created on: 2021-01-16

Find out how to remove and install the door panel and the interior door handle on the 99-04 Chevy S10 Pickup with this how-to video

  1. step 1 :Remove the door panel
    • Remove the window crank with your removal tool.
    • Remove the Phillips screw behind the door handle.
    • Take the door handle bezel and set it aside.
    • Unscrew the two Phillips screws behind the door pull.
    • Pry the door panel off with your putty knife.
    • Disconnect the wiring harness connections.
  2. step 2 :Remove the interior door handle
    • Unclip the door lock rod.
    • Use a hammer and a flat blade screwdriver to pry off the door handle bracket.
    • The door handle will slide off towards the end of the door, away from the body of the vehicle.
    • Disconnect the door handle latch rod.
  3. step 3 :install the new interior door handle
    • Connect the door latch rod.
    • Clip the door handle into the door.
    • Double check the latch and lock rod clips behind the water shield to make sure they didn’t get unclipped.
  4. step 4 :Replace the door panel
    • Connect any wiring harness connections.
    • Pin the door panel to the door.
    • Replace the door handle bezel.
    • Secure the three Phillips screws.
    • Install the window crank if you have it.

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Putty Knife

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Paper Clip

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Driver

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    7mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

    Window Crank Removal Tool

    Door Panel Removal Tool

Installation Video
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Brought to you by 1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts, and the best service on the Internet. Hi, I'm Mike Green. I'm one of the owners of 1A Auto. I want to help you save time and money repairing and 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 be replacing an interior door handle on a 2001 S10 pickup, basically the same as any '98 to '04 S10, S15 pickups, Blazers, and Jimmy's.

The tools you'll need are a window crank removal tool. If you have manual windows, a Phillips screwdriver, door panel clip removal tool or a putty knife and a regular screwdriver, as I use, and a 7mm socket and driver. Replacing the handle itself is very easy. You do have to remove the door handle, which is what takes the most time. I'm going to run through removing the door handle quickly here. If you want a more detailed, slowed-down version of this, just do a search on our channel for S10 door panel. You can see this video in real time. You probably can pick up enough from this video to understand how to remove the door panel. It's fairly easy. Biggest part of it is when you separate the door panel from the door, make sure you don't break the plastic. Here you can see there are 3 screws ... one behind the door handle, and then these 2 underneath the door pull. You can see my jury rig method of removing the window crank. Here's the back of the panel, so you can see where all the pins or clips are.

This is the part where you want to be careful. Work your knife in there or your clip removal tool in, find the clips, and then pry with a screwdriver. Once you have all of those loose, then the door panel just lifts up and off. If you had power windows and door locks, at that point you would disconnect all the power windows and door locks. Now as for the interior door handle ... pretty simple. I'm actually disconnecting the clip on the door locks there. Then you basically take a screwdriver ... the door handle is just slid into place. I'm prying out on tab in the very front, and then just tapping it with a hammer. You can see I try it a couple different ways. You tap fairly hard, especially if you have a door handle that is broken. You're not much going to care about it, but it takes a pretty firm hit, and then you'll just see the door handle start to slide back. I'm changing the angle here a little bit. Just making sure that that rod's not getting caught up on anything. Now you should see ... basically what I'm doing is putting that screwdriver under there and turning it, just prying that out. Then I'll start tapping it with the hammer. It starts moving, and then it pulls out. Once you pull it out, you will need to disconnect the actual door handle latch rod, which basically you just kind of reach in behind. You can see that little white clip there. Reach in behind, pull that clip off with your finger. I think I actually reach in there with a screwdriver eventually. Then the rod will come out of the hole. Not the best camera angle. I apologize. There you can see. Then your door handle is free. You can install a new one, pretty much by reversing the same procedure. First I'm basically just positioning that clip the correct way so that I can put the rod down in, and then clip it on. Then you'll see I knock it sideways anyways, but the intent was there. You put the rod in, and you can see I push the clip where it's not supposed to go. Then I've go the clip, got the rod in, and clipped in place. I'm just putting that lock in place for now. Then change the angle here a little bit. Basically you just work the handle into the slots.

Once you got it ... it got hung up on this a little bit. But you'll see, once it gets in there, it slides forward nice and easy and locks into place. There it goes, and now just locking that lock clip on. You can see, for the door handle you actually really don't need ... well, I guess you do need a screwdriver and a hammer. Most of the tools that you use are for the door handle. You can see I just tested it there. Another thing to just check is there's a little clip on the door that keeps the rods in place right here. Just make sure you didn't accidentally pull one of those rods out of that clip before you put it back together. Then we'll go through quickly just putting the door panel back together. Once you've done that, you're all set. You can see replacing your interior door handle on an S10 ... pretty easy ... something that most people can do. Doesn't require any real special tools or anything. The biggest part of it is getting the door panel on and off. Probably takes you 20 or 25 minutes or so. Once I'm finished up with that, you'll be good to go with a nice, new door handle. Again, if you want to see the door panel installation and removal, we do have it on our other videos. Just go to our channel ... the 1AAuot channel ... and search for S10 door panel.

We hope this helps you out. This video was brought to you by 1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts, and the best service on the Internet. Call us toll free 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet, and in person. Thank you very much.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Putty Knife

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Paper Clip

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Driver

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 7mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Window Crank Removal Tool
  • Door Panel Removal Tool

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1998 - 2001  GMC  Jimmy
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