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How to Replace Rear Interior Door Handle 95-00 Chevy Tahoe

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How to Replace Rear Interior Door Handle 95-00 Chevy Tahoe

Created on: 2014-03-19

Check out this video to learn how to replace the rear interior door handle on your 95-00 Chevy Tahoe.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Remove two 7mm bolts from inside the door pull
    • Pry off the door handle bezel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry the door panel off with a putty knife
    • Pull the door panel up and off of the windowsill
    • Disconnect the courtesy light wiring harness
    • Disconnect the speaker wiring harness
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harness
    • Peel back the water shield
  2. step 2 :Removing the Door Handle
    • Drill out the door handle rivet with a 5/16 inch drill bit
    • Pry the door handle tab out with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Slide the door handle forward
    • Disconnect the handle from the latch rod and the lock rod with a flat blade screwdriver
  3. step 3 :Installing the New Door Handle
    • Drill the rivet out entirely
    • Transfer the door handle water shield from the old door handle to the new
    • Push the latch rod and lock rod into the new door handle
    • Line up the door handle tabs
    • Push the door handle into place
    • Insert the rivet, or replace it with a coarse-threaded screw
  4. step 4 :Reattaching the Door Panel
    • Put the water shield back into place
    • Reconnect the courtesy light wiring harness
    • Reconnect the speaker wiring harness
    • Reconnect the window switch wiring harness
    • Push the door panel down onto the windowsill
    • Line up the door panel pins
    • Push the door panel pins in
    • Insert the two 7mm bolts into the door pull
    • Snap the door handle bezel into place

Tools needed for replacement

  • Drills, Drill Bits & Related

    Drill

    5/16 Inch Drill Bit

  • General Tools

    Putty Knife

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Coarse Threaded Bolts (to replace rivets)

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    7mm Socket

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Hi, I'm Don 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 the rear interior door handle on this 1996 Chevy Tahoe. We show you on the passenger's side, but the driver's side is the same procedure. The items you'll need for this is a new rear interior door handle from 1aauto.com, 7mm socket and ratchet, a flat blade screwdriver, a putty knife, a drill, and a 5/16 drill bit.

You want to start off by removing these two 7mm bolts. We'll just fast forward as Don does this. Using a flat blade screwdriver, pry right here at the top of this panel and remove it. Now we use a putty knife, here, to just pry back behind the door panel so you can get your hands back there. You want to pull out near the clip and it will release it. You want to do this all the way around the door panel. Once all those clips are released, you want to lift it up and off the windowsill. On the back of your door panel you want to disconnect your courtesy light harness by just pushing the tab and pulling it free. Do the same thing for your speaker harness. Then you want to just pry out the tab on this harness and pull it through. Peel back your water shield.

Now, you have access to this rivet, and using a 5/16 bit and drill, you just want to drill it out. Now, using a flat blade screwdriver just pry that tab out and then slide the handle forward, and then lift it up and pull it out just enough that you can get to these two rods. You want to just pry these rods free. On the right is the old interior door handle, on the left is the new one from 1A Auto; you can see they're identical and that they're going to mount exactly the same.

Now, using your drill you want to just make sure that that rivet is fully drilled out. Then, take the plastic from your old door handle and transfer it over to your new one. Now you want to push those rods back into place on your new door handle. Then line up those tabs to the higher points on those slots, and then slide the door handle back. Replace the rivet with a ... if you have a rivet, you can use rivet or use a coarse-threaded sheet metal bolt, in its place.

Now to replace the door panel, just reconnect your courtesy light harness, your speaker harness, and your window switch harness. You want these clips to go into these holes right here, so first just push your door panel down into the window seal. Now just look back behind the door panel, make sure they line up, and then just hit them into place. Just repeat this process around the door panel, making sure that they are lining up so you don't break them when you hit it. Then just replace those two 7mm bolts and replace this bezel, and just hit in place. You're all set.

We hope this 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

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Coarse Threaded Bolts (to replace rivets)

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 7mm Socket

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