drivers side door handle

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drivers side door handle

Post by jimmy3fingers » Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:20 pm

is there a trick to changing the lock assembly on the outside door handle ? I'm changing out the door handle that does not have a new lock so I have to use the old lock, which I already have keys for of course. I have'nt removed the handle yet and thought i'd ask some questions first. I'm using the old lock on a new handle and need to know how to take out the old lock and reuse in the new handle........thanks...........jim

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Re: drivers side door handle

Post by Briano1234 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:32 pm

Remove the handle.
Remove the screw on the back holding the fingered pawl.
Remove the spring.
Place the key in the handle.
Tap on the square tab on the back of the handle and the lock will come out the front.

Insert the lock in the new handle remove the key.
Install the spring.
Install the old pawl on the lock.
Tighten the screw.
Tighten the screw that hold the handle on the door. has a pictorial.

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