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How To Replace Outside Door Handle 05-09 Chevy Equinox

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How To Replace Outside Door Handle 05-09 Chevy Equinox

Created on: 2012-02-03

Watch this video to learn how to replace an exterior door handle on your 05-09 Chevy Equinox.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Handle
    • Pry the rubber plug out of the door with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the T25 Torx screw behind the rubber plug
    • Pull off the door handle trim piece
    • Pull the door handle latch forward and off
    • Pull off the door handle gasket
  2. step 2 :Installing the New Door Handle
    • Have the handle painted if desired
    • Put the door handle gasket into place
    • Push in the door handle latch
    • Push on the door handle trim piece
    • Push the door handle into the door as you insert the T25 screw
    • Push the rubber plug into the door

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade 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 door handles. This is useful, obviously, if your handle gets broken. Also, we sell the chrome door handle set for this vehicle. So if you wanted to put a little bit of bling on the outside of your equinox or some other GM vehicles, you can buy the full set of chrome door handles and switch them. It's a pretty easy process. You just need a flat blade screw driver and a T25 Torx driver.

On the door handles, on this vehicle you want to start right here in the back with the open door, and you'll see a little round plug. Carefully get a screw driver in there. Come up. Distort it. Put the screwdriver in behind. Pop the plug out. Right inside you'll see a T25 Torx screw. Remove that screw. Pull that out. Pull your handle out some. Then this part pulls right out. Then push this firmly backwards. This part of the handle comes out.

Here are new handles from 1aauto. We have them both in unfinished black as well as chrome. Obviously this will make a good replacement. If you did want to paint the handle to match like your original, you could be as crude as just going to a hardware store finding a color that matches pretty well and painting it that way, or go to an automotive paint store, take your car there. They can usually match the color of your paint, put in an air charge can and spray it so you can finish it that way. Again, we offer these in black as well as chrome. Put the gasket back on there. Put this in. Slide it forward so it latches. Pull it out a little bit. Put this piece right in. Make sure you're pushing down. As you're screwing it in, make sure you're pushing down on this piece here, until it's tight. Put our plug back on. We're all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T25 Driver

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