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2007 Pontiac Solstice: Door handle

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I own a 2007 Pontiac Solstice. Door handle seems to want to have lost whatever keeps it attached to the door. When opening, wants to come out of car. Do I need to remove the door panel to repair and if so, how does the panel get removed?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  Bill replied 4 years ago.

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Yes, the door panel must come off. Give me a moment and I'll look up some information.



Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Expert:  Bill replied 4 years ago.
Expert:  Bill replied 4 years ago.

Front Side Door Trim Panel Screw, if equipped (Qty: 1)

Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice .

2 N·m (18 lb in)


Front Side Door Trim Panel Screw (Qty: 3)

2 N·m (18 lb in)


Front Inside Door Handle Bezel Plug


Front Side Door Trim Panel Cover Assembly


1. Several design variations exist, see illustration.
2. Cover may come with double sided tape to help secure it to door panel in addition to the snap fit. Tape should be inspected and replaced.


Front Side Door Trim Panel Cover Plastic Tree Retainer


Front Side Door Trim Retainer (Qty: 9)


Front Side Door Trim Panel Assembly


1. Use a J 38778 Door Trim Clip Remover to aid in the removal of the door trim panel.
2. Pull up on the front side door lock retainer to disengage the cable.
3. Disconnect electrical connector.
Expert:  Bill replied 4 years ago.

Outside Door Handle Bolt (Qty: 3)

Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice .


1. Pull the upper corner of the water deflector down to access the outside handle bolts.
2. It is necessary to disengage the foam sound deadening block from inside the door to access the front door handle bolts. The bolt is hidden behind the foam block.
3. Release the lock rod from the lock cylinder and from the door latch.

10 N·m (89 lb in)


Front Door Outside Handle

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