Chevy Silverado

How do you repair exterior door handle on 1989 Chevrolet truck?

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August 14, 2017 8:28AM

Remove perimeter trim panel around inside door latch held in by 5 friction clips (pop out w/screw driver. Remove inside door trim panel held on by plastic T clips (just pull and lift up). Drill out 4 pop rivets holding window mechanism. remove clips holding ends of door latch linkage rod. Remove inside 12mm bolt left side of handle and then the 12mm bolt inside door jamb area. Take out 3 torx screws holding door latch assembly, and slide the latch and door handle assembly up enough so that the linkage rod clip to the back of the lock assemble can be removed. The handle assemble can noe be pulled out and replaced - takes about an hour.