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How to Replace Interior Door Handles 00-07 Chevy Monte Carlo

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How to Replace Interior Door Handles 00-07 Chevy Monte Carlo

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken or snapped off interior door handle on 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07 Chevy Monte Carlo.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Remove the Phillips head screw at the front top corner of the door panel
    • Remove the Phillips head screw inside the door handle
    • Remove the two T25 Torx screws under the pull handle
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry off the door lock switch while pulling up with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Slide a putty knife into the side of the door panel and pry out on the clip
    • Pull out sharply to release the clips around the door panel
    • Lift the door panel up and pull it back
    • Pull the speaker and switch panel harnesses free
  2. step 2 :Removing the Door Handle
    • Pull down the water shield
    • Drill the rivet out with a 5/16 drill bit
    • Unclip the door handle rod by pulling up and out with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Unclip the lock rod by pulling up and out with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry up on the holding clips and pull the rods free
    • Pry out and release the door handle
  3. step 3 :Installing the New Door Handle
    • Line up the door handle and put the tabs through
    • Use a bolt or rivet to tighten the door handle
    • Reconnect and re-clip the lock rod
    • Reconnect and re-clip the door handle rod
    • Re-clip the rods into the holding clip
    • Replace the water shield
  4. step 4 :Reinstalling the Door Panel
    • Reconnect the speaker harness and switch pack harnesses
    • Put the door panel down into the window sill
    • Lineup and re-clip the door panel
    • Reconnect the door lock switch into the door handle panel
    • Replace the trim piece inside the door handle
    • Tighten the Phillips head screw at the front top corner of the door panel
    • Tighten the Phillips head screw inside the door handle
    • Tighten the two T25 Torx screws under the pull handle

Tools needed for replacement

  • Drills, Drill Bits & Related

    Drill

    5/16 Inch Drill Bit

  • General Tools

    Putty Knife

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T25 Driver

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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 inside door handle on this 2003 Chevy Monte Carlo. We show you on the driver's side but the passenger's side is the same procedure. The items you'll need for this include a new interior door handle from 1AAuto.com, a flat blade screwdriver, a Phillips screwdriver, a T25 Torx driver, a putty knife, a drill, and a 5/16 inch drill bit.

Your door panel is held on with four screws. There's a Phillips screw here and a Phillips screw up here. Then down here, onto the pole handle, there are two T25 Torx screws. We'll just fast forward as Mike removes those. Pry out, behind this panel, the flat blade screwdriver, and then slide the panel forward and over the door handle. Then pry out on both sides of your door lock switch while pulling up on it. It should pull free.

There's an indent right here that you want to slide your putty knife into, and then just pry out on the clip. Then reach back behind the door panel and feel for the clips, and just pull out sharply to release the clips. Once you've release them all the way around, just lift the door panel up and then pull it back. Push the tab on this harness and pull it free. Do the same thing for this harness. Your door panel is free. Push on the tab on this harness and disconnect it. Unclip the harness from the door and pull it aside. Carefully, without damaging the water shield, you want to just peel it back.

Now, holding on your door handle is a rivet, just drill it out with your 5/16 inch drill bit. We'll fast forward as Mike does this. Unclip your door handle rod and pull it up and out. Do the same thing with your lock rod. Then pry up on these two clips and pull the rods free. Now, pry out on the door handle and it'll fall free.

Take your new door handle and put the tabs through, and then line it up and, we use a bolt but you can also use a rivet, whatever you have that will fit, then just tighten up your new bolt or use a rivet gun and replace the rivet. Reconnect your lock rod and just re-clip it. Then do the same with your door handle rod. Now, re-clip them into this clip, and just push those tabs down to lock it. Then we'll just fast forward as Mike replaces the cover around the handle and the water shield. Reconnect this harness and re-clip it to the door.

To reconnect your door panel, just start off by reconnecting these two harnesses. Just put this switch through here, and then line up these slots with these four tabs. Just lift the door panel up, and push those slots onto the tabs. Then just make sure the clips are wind up, and hit them into place around the sides of the door panel. Push your door lock switch back into this panel. Slide the panel over your interior door handle and slide it back into place. Then just replace those four screws, and you're all set.

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:

    Drills, Drill Bits & Related

  • Drill
  • 5/16 Inch Drill Bit

  • General Tools

  • Putty Knife

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T25 Driver

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