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How do you replace the third door handle on a 2002 S-10 Chevy?

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November 02, 2007 1:40PM

Remove the 2 torx head bolts, using a T-30 torx bit, holding the handle housing in place. Using a small knife or utility knife, gently score around the handle housing releasing the small bead of caulk or glue. Pull housing away from the door jam just enough to get your fingers or needle nose pliers on the plastic push pins. Squeeze the push pins, then push through the hole. Remove the housing from the door and tap out the pin with a nail or punch, from the bottom. Install new handle, reinsert pin. Reinstall the housing by reversing the above instructions. Please note: Do not use OEM or Aftermarket plastic handles! They will just break again. There are several Billet Aluminum Handles available now that will last the life of your vehicle. Just go to any search engine and type in 3rd door handle. These fit all S-10's and Sonoma's from 1996-2003! Good Luck!!