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How to Replace Rear Interior Door Handle 07-11 Toyota Camry

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How to Replace Rear Interior Door Handle 07-11 Toyota Camry

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken or snapped off interior door handle on 07, 08, 09, 10, 11 Toyota Camry

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Pry the trim panel out of the door handle with a trim tool
    • Remove the Phillips screw inside the door handle
    • Pry the trim panel off the door pull with a trim tool
    • Remove the two Phillips screws inside the door pull
    • Pop out the door panel clips
    • Lift the door panel up and off the door
    • Pull the door handle out of the back of the door panel
    • Disconnect the window switch electrical harness
    • Remove any push clips stuck in the door with a trim tool
    • Slide the push clips into the door panel
  2. step 2 :Removing the Interior Door Handle
    • Disconnect the white lock cable from the top of the door handle
    • Disconnect the green latch cable from the bottom of the door handle
  3. step 3 :Installing the Interior Door Handle
    • Clip the white lock cable to the top of the door handle
    • Clip the green latch cable to the bottom of the door handle
  4. step 4 :Installing the Door Panel
    • Pop the door handle into the door panel
    • Connect the window switch electrical harness
    • Line up the door panel with the door
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the Phillips screw into the door handle
    • Clip on the door handle trim
    • Insert the two Phillips screws into the door pull
    • Clip on the door pull trim piece

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

    Trim Tool Set

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

I’m working on the rear passenger door. I’m going to remove it. We're going to use these plastic trim tools. You can get these from Pry out this plastic piece that's behind here. Pop the trim tool in here. I’m just going to hold open the door handle. That pops it right out. Put that aside. Remove the screw with a Phillips head screwdriver.

Use our plastic trim tool again. Slide it under here. Pop this handle cover off. Just kind of work it underneath. Put that aside. There's two screws, Phillips head. Remove those. If that screw stays in there, that's fine; we can grab it after we pop the door off. With the three screws removed, we can pop the door off the clips. There's a bit of a lip here, just on the inside of the door. Pull behind it, and I can reach underneath. You just want to reach around the edge of the door, and we pick the door panel up and up from the door. There's the screw that fell out.

Pull the door handle and lock mechanism out, just pops it out, and it'll sit there. Unplug the harness for the window switch. Push in on the lock. Put the door panel aside.

These push clips, they're not damaged; they just popped out. One stuck in the door. I'll use a trim tool to pop that one out. This one went down here and came out, so I'm just going to put it back in. It just slides back into place. It can be reused. I've just got to get that one out of the door.

You're going to disconnect the handle that opens the door. It also has the door lock on here. I’m just going to push the cable up and out and slide that little lead weight. Pop it right out. Same for the other one. Take note that the white was on the top, the green was on the bottom so when you go to put it back together, so you don't reverse them.

So on this car, the white cable went on top and the green one went on the bottom. You can tell by the length of the cable which one fits better because they will both fit in both spots, but you'll end up crossing them, so this'll want to open the door and this'll want to lock the door, which you don't want that. You want this to open the door. You want this to lock the door. So the white one's going to go on the top. Put that little lead weight on the end of the cable in like that. Put it over. Green one in just like that. That works the door.

Now we're ready to install our door panel. Take our door panel, make sure all our clips are okay. Take this. It's going to slide in like that. There's two pins in the top and the bottom that match this, it pops into place. Don't forget to plug in your window switch. Nothing like putting this together and then having to take it back off to plug it back in.

There's a groove in here with some clips. They're going to snap into place on here, so I'm going to start with the door panel kind of on the high end. It might be easier with the window down, but you can do it with the window up. You're just going to snap it down into place, then we're going to go down, and push all the clips in.

Start with the small screw that's behind this. Put the plastic cover back in. Start by pushing that clip in first. Then it'll snap in on the back ones, so just open the door handle. Snap that into place. Reinstall the other two screws in the door handle. This just kind of goes straight on.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set

2007 - 2011  Toyota  Camry
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