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How to Replace Rear Exterior Door Handle 02-07 Jeep Liberty

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How to Replace Rear Exterior Door Handle 02-07 Jeep Liberty

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken or snapped off exterior door handle on Jeep Liberty, years 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, and 07.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the Phillips head screw inside the door handle
    • Remove the Phillips head screw inside the door pull
    • Pry out the door panel clips
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Disconnect the door handle rod from the door handle
    • Remove the three Phillips head screws from the speaker
    • Disconnect the speaker wiring lead
    • Pull off the speaker
    • Carefully peel off the water shield
  2. step 2 :Removing the Door Handle
    • Push the clip off the door handle rod
    • Pull the door handle rod back and out
    • Remove the two 10mm nuts behind the door handle
    • Pull the handle out from the exterior
  3. step 3 :Installing the Door Handle
    • Put the new gasket in place on the new door handle
    • Push the door handle into place from the exterior
    • Replace the two 10mm nuts behind the door handle
    • Push the door handle rod in
    • Push in the clip on the door handle rod
  4. step 4 :Reinstalling the Door Panel
    • Put the water shield into place
    • Connect the speaker wiring lead
    • Put the speaker into place
    • Insert the three 10mm bolts into the speaker
    • Connect the latch cables to the door handle
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the Phillips screw into the door pull
    • Insert the Phillips screw into the door handle
    • Push on the trim piece inside the door handle

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Putty Knife

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

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Hi, I'm Don from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and the next time you need a part for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to replace a rear exterior door handle on this 2006 Jeep Liberty. We're going to show you on the passenger side, but the driver side is the same procedure. The items you'll need for this include a new exterior door handle from 1AAuto.com, a Phillips screwdriver, a flat blade screwdriver, a 10mm socket and ratchet, and a putty knife.

Start off by prying out this little panel behind your door handle. Then, there's a Phillips screw in there and one in the pull cup. Just go ahead and remove those. Using a putty knife or flat blade screwdriver, pry out the door panel so you can get your hand behind it. Then, near the clips, pull directly out. This will release those clips. Again, find the clip, pull out. Then, when you get to this point, reach in behind the door panel and push those last two clips along the top out. Then the door panel lifts up and off.

Now, on the back of your door handle, push this clip off your door handle rod and push it down and out. Remove the three Phillips screws holding your speaker in place. Once those are removed, pull your speaker out. Push the tab on the harness to disconnect it. Now carefully peel off your water shield, making sure you don't damage it.

Now, on the back of your door handle, you'll see this door handle rod. You want to push the clip up and off the rod, and then pull the rod back and out. Then remove this 10mm nut and this 10mm nut. From the other side, pull the handle out.

In the back is the old door handle; up front is the new one from 1A Auto. You can see they're identical and they'll mount exactly the same.

Put the new gasket into place on your new door handle and then feed it into place. Once you have it lined up and in place, replace those two 10mm nuts on the back. You can see Don tightens the first one up by hand, and then the other 10mm nut is already in the socket. He just feeds it up into place and tightens it up. Now push your door handle rod back into the door handle, and push that clip back down into place.

Now replace your water shield, making sure that that interior door handle rod goes back through it and that your lock rod goes through it, as well. Now reconnect the harness on the back of your speaker, and push the speaker back into place. Reinstall those three Phillips screws and tighten them up.

Now, to reinstall the door panel, push your door handle rod back up into the door handle and re-clip it, and then put your door panel down over the lock and onto the window sill. Check behind the door panel and make sure the clips are lined up, and then hit them into place. Then replace those two Phillips screws on that panel behind the door handle.

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:

    General Tools

  • Putty Knife

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

1999 - 2004  Jeep  Grand Cherokee
2002 - 2007  Jeep  Liberty
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