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How do I replace the exterior door handle on a 1998 Chevy

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How do I replace the exterior door handle on a 1998 Chevy Truck?
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Chevy Mechanic: Carhelp4u, ASE CERTIFIED TECH replied 9 years ago
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Here is what you are going to have to do to gain access to the handle. Feel free to contact me with any questions. I omitted the door panel info as it sounds as though you already have it off.

  • Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  • Lower the window.
  • Remove the trim panel.
  • Remove the water deflector.
  • Carefully pry out the retainer clips in order to remove the speaker, as necessary.
    Object Number: 277746  Size: SH

  • Remove the inner panel bolts.
    Object Number: 277772  Size: SH

  • Remove the lock rods from the following components:
    The lock handle
    The lock lever
    The lock rod guides
  • Disconnect the wiring harness.
  • Slide the inner mounting panel rearward in order to release the regulator roller from the window sash.

    Remove the inner mounting panel.Object Number: 277774  Size: SH

  • Remove the outside handle rod from the rod clip.
    Object Number: 277776  Size: SH

  • Remove the lock cylinder rod from the rod clip.
  • Remove the outside handle mounting screws.
  • Remove the door lock cylinder from the outside handle housing.
  • Remove the handle.
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