How do you install an inside door handle for a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban?
1. Remove the screws from the armrest, down deep. There are 2 of
them. 2. Remove the outer door (suede side) by prying it up with a
long handled screwdriver near the plastic gromets that hold it in.
(you can buy a helpful tool at the auto supply, looks a bit
like a weeding tool, for about $7 that make the job a little
easier) 3. When the suede/leather cover is off, you remove
the hexhead screws from the inside of the door. 4. Un-snap the long
metal rods from the peice you are trying to remove, as well as any
remaining electrical wires. (typically they will have clips
on one or both sides that need lifted or raised to allow removal of
the plug) 5. At this point, have a cold beer and think
about vacationing in Colorado. 6. Back to reality. In order to
remove the inner door, you must slide the wheels from the window
unit, out of the window assembly. (I did not find this a
necessary action - just went to #8) 7. Now you may remove
the inner door. 8. Drill through the one rivet holding the door
lock in place. 9. Slide the door handle assewmbly out of it's
socket and you are ready to change it out. 10. Place the new door
handle assembly in the socket and use a screw in place of the rivet
you drilled out. (cost is about $55 for the new handle at the
dealer. Also, if you have a rivet gun, that works well too)
11. Put everything back together in reverse order. 12. Finish that
beer and celebrate with the little woman.