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2003 pontiac vibe: the plastic outside door handle

Customer Question

how do you take off and replace the plastic outside door handle on a 2003 pontiac vibe?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 6 years ago.


Here is Pontiac procedure








Customer: replied 6 years ago.
the first thing already doesn't make sense to me. is the handle supposed to slide off somehow or what? i've been trying to do that for a while now...
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 6 years ago.


Yes it is supposed to slide towards the rear of the door, "slightly" into the groove of the flat "lock" piece that is holding it on the inside.
You may have to reach inside & hold the flat lock piece from moving.
If you do not have the Door Panel off, you will need to remove it



Customer: replied 6 years ago.

it's off, i'm just not understanding how this is supposed to slide out like that. what is the flat lock piece?


Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 6 years ago.


Once you get the Torque Screws out, you slide the handle thru the groove in the door (flat lock piece) But only about half way, to pull handle out