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How to Replace Rear Inside Door Handle 10-16 Cadillac SRX

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How to Replace Rear Inside Door Handle 10-16 Cadillac SRX

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to replace the rear inside door handle on 13 Cadillac SRX

  1. step 1 :Removing the Rear Door Panel
    • Pry up the window switch panel with a trim tool
    • Press the lock tab and disconnect the electrical connectors
    • Remove the two Phillips head screws from the door panel
    • Pry out the clips from the perimeter of the door with a trim tool
    • Lift the door panel up
    • Disconnect the window switch connector cable
    • Lift up on the latch and slide out the door handle cable
  2. step 2 :Removing the Interior Door Handle
    • Unclip and peel back the insulation
    • Disconnect the electrical connector with a pick
    • Remove the four Phillips screws from the door handle
    • Lift the handle up and out
  3. step 3 :Installing the Interior Door Handle
    • Insert the inside door handle into place
    • Tighten the four Phillips screws to the handle
    • Replace the insulation
  4. step 4 :Installing the Rear Door Panel
    • Connect the three wiring harnesses to the door panel
    • Connect the door handle cable
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Press the clips to the perimeter of the door
    • Tighten the Phillips screws to the door
    • Connect the window switch connectors
    • Press the window switch into the door panel

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

    Trim Tool Set

Installation Video
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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. We've been selling auto parts for over 30 years.

We're going to remove this trim piece right here. I'm going to use a trim tool, slide under here. Pry up a little bit. Pry it up like that. These are the retainers that were holding it on. That one was holding it up a little bit. We'll just push down on that, and then we'll disconnect the electrical connector. I'm just going to push this button right here and pull out the connector.

I'm going to remove these two screws. I'm going to use a Phillips-head screwdriver, take those out, so now we have door pins all around the perimeter of the door panel.

I'm going to use a trim tool, get underneath here. Just going to pry it out, go all the way around. Once those are all popped out you can grab the door panel, lift up, slide it out.

Pull the electrical connector through, and then there's this electrical connector here and here. To disconnect this electrical connector, we're going to use a small flat blade screwdriver. Just slide it in in there, lift up, and then pull that up.

There's a little button that you push right here on this connector. Let's slide that out; then the electrical connectors are disconnected. Now we can remove this cable that goes to the inside door panel.

To disconnect this cable from the inside door handle, you're going to lift up on this side of the cable, this little yellow retainer, and then you can slide this out like that, and then the ball will slide up like that, and then we can remove the door panel.

There's this little insulation on the inside of the door panel. I'm just going to slide it off these clips right here, and then over here. It's just sound-deadening stuff, and we're going to pull this wiring harness out of here.

Over here, this little clip right here; we peel that away just like that. Now we'll take a Phillips-head screwdriver and take these Phillips-head screws out. There's four of them: one here and three over here.

Take that last screw out, then we can lift up on the panel and pull the inside lever out just like that.

Now I'm going to reinstall this inside door handle. We will just slide it in from the front of the door panel. I'm going to hold it in place; then I'm going to start these Phillips-head screws.

Once all those screws are started, then I'll snug them down with the Phillips-head screwdriver, not too tight. It is in plastic; you don't want to strip them, just snug.

I'm going to reattach this cable to the inside door handle. This ball is going to go in the slot right here, and I'm going to slide the cable to the side and then lock it on like that. Then I can connect these electrical connectors. This one is going to get connected right here.

Just line it up. There is a slot, and lock it in. This other harness is going to slide through the slot right here. Then we're going to fish it through the front of the door. That will connect to the window switch, and then there's one more wire harness that's going to connect right here to the LED light.

When those are all connected, then we can slide this panel back on.

We're going to make sure this door lock knob in the up position. Then we're going to slide it through the hole over here. Once that's through, then we get push the top of the door panel towards the window, make sure that channel is in place, and then we'll line up all the door pins.

Once those are all lined up, then we can tap it back on just like that. I'll install these two Phillips-head screws snug. That one's snug. I'm going to connect this electrical connector to the window switch, just line it up, lock it in place. I'm going to take this trim, line the retainers up there and there, and we can just push it down. Lock it in place.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set

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