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How To Replace Rear Outside Door Handle 04-12 Chevy Colorado

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How To Replace Rear Outside Door Handle 04-12 Chevy Colorado

Created on: 2012-11-06

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken or snapped off exterior door handleon 2004-2012 Chevy Colorado models.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Remove the two Phillips screws in the door pull
    • Remove the Phillips screw in the door handle
    • Pry off the door handle bezel
    • Pull up the door pull and switch panel
    • Disconnect the window wiring harness
    • Pry out the door panel
    • Lift the door panel up and off
  2. step 2 :Removing the Door Handle
    • Carefully peel back the water shield
    • Pry the latch cable out of the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts from the door handle
    • Lift the door handle up and out from the outside
  3. step 3 :Installing the Door Handle
    • Put the door handle into place
    • Insert the two 10mm bolts into the door handle
    • Clip the latch rod onto the door handle
    • Put the water shield into place
  4. step 4 :Installing the Door Panel
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Connect the window wiring harness
    • Push the switch panel in place
    • Push on the door handle bezel
    • Tighten the Phillips screw in the door handle
    • Tighten the Phillips screw in the door pull

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

    10mm Wrench

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In this video, we're going to show you how to replace a rear outside door handle on this Chevy Colorado. It's a pretty easy procedure. We show you the driver side. The passenger side is the same. You'll need a Phillips screwdriver and a 10mm socket with a ratchet and extension or actually a 10mm wrench would work and you'll also need a flat blade screwdriver.

First, there's two Phillips screws down there, remove those, and you'll also remove a Phillips screw right in there. We'll fast-forward here as I remove those three screws. Okay, once you pull this up there's a little button right here, just disconnect that harness. Start down here and pull firmly around and the panel comes off, up, and out.

You'll want to slowly and carefully peel the top corner of the water shield back so you can access the upper inside of your door. As you come in, there are two bolts that hold it in. One you can access right through there and the other one is right there, as well as there's a red clip on the rod that you can use a screwdriver. Work a screwdriver in there, pry the clip up and off and then use it to knock the rod out of the door handle. I'm going to fast forward here as I use a 10mm socket with a ratchet and extension to reach in and get those two bolts out that hold the door handle on. On the handle, you want to lift up on the inside and bring it right out.

I can actually, now, put the handle in place and clip it in place. Get these bolts. I'm going to load them into my socket, put them right in and get them going. Do the same thing over here. Load the bolt into the socket. Put it right in. Get the rod going in and put the clip up slide the rod all the way in and then just use my finger and clip the clip on.

Now, with the door panel, make sure it's up on the windowsill here against the window. Make sure our wire's through. Kind of peek back in, you see the clips go in. Okay, right around. We can plug our switch back in. Clip the bezel right back down and on. Put this one right back in place. We'll fast-forward here again as we tighten up those screws; like to tighten them up nice and firm. You don't want to make them too tight, you could break some of the plastic, but you want them nice and firm so that your door feels nice and solid when you open and close it.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 10mm Wrench

2004 - 2012  GMC  Canyon
2004 - 2012  Chevrolet  Colorado
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