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How do you remove the drivers side outer door handle and lock from a 1996 Hyundai excel?

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11/20/2008

Firstly you need to remove the inner door panel.

- Unscrew the single screw in the inner door handle

- There will be a small white plastic clip that you just need to push backward away from

the horizontal metal rod that runs through the door to the catch

- You will then back able to left the inner handle off

Unscrew the two screws in the inner panel of the door near the side rear view mirror.

Unscrew the inner dock lock cover exposing a metal thread.

Pull lightly on the inner door panel so that all the plastic clips "pop" out of their holes

Lift the free door panel up and towards you.

Pull away plastic covering covering the inside of the door panel.

At the top right of the inner door you will see a hole where the halde is, there are two bolts holding the outer handle in place. Unscrew them

At the top right of the handle assembly is the metal rod catch that leads down to the door latch, back it's plastic clip backward to pop it out of the hole

Lift the metal wire off the locking mechanism.

You should now be able to pull the outer handle out from the outer side of the door!

Reverse process to put it back again.