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Have a 2002 dodge intriped with a broken inside drivers door

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Have a 2002 dodge intriped with a broken inside drivers door handle. handle with move but won't open door, but outside handle will open door. Is this a major fix or something simple i can do.

Hello and welcome to just answer Dodge. In the past, you had to replace the complete door panel to fix this. But now there is a replacement inside door handle/bezel assembly to fix this problem. You can get this item at your dealer, and repair your door panel with this part.

Here is the service bulletin that talks about this repair.

Hope this information helps, and let me know if you need more assistance with this.

 

Chris

 

This bulletin is supplied as technical information only and is not an authorization for repair. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retreival system,

or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, or otherwise, without written permission of DaimlerChrysler Corporation.

THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN 23-047-02, DATED

DEC. 13, 2002, WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES. ALL REVISIONS

ARE HIGHLIGHTED WITH **ASTERISKS** AND INCLUDES UPDATES TO THE PARTS

REQUIRED AND AN ADDITIONAL MODEL YEAR.

SUBJECT:

Interior Front Door Handle/Bezel Replacement

OVERVIEW:

This bulletin provides information to allow replacement of interior front door handle/bezel

instead of replacement of the door trim panel.

MODELS:

1998 - **2004** (LH) LHS/300M/Concorde/Intrepid

SYMPTOM/CONDITION:

An interior front door handle/bezel requires replacement.

**PARTS REQUIRED:

Qty. Part No. Description

AR 05102832AA Handle/Bezel, Left, Intrepid, Agate, Trim Codes AZ or

D5

AR 05102833AA Handle/Bezel, Right, Intrepid, Agate, Trim Codes AZ or

D5

AR 05102834AA Handle/Bezel, Right, Intrepid, Dk Camel, Trim Code K9

AR 05102835AA Handle/Bezel, Left, Intrepid, Dk Camel, Trim Code K9

AR 05102836AA Handle/Bezel, Right, Intrepid, Dk Slate, Trim Code DV

AR 05102837AA Handle/Bezel, Right, Intrepid, Dk Sandstone, Trim Code

T5

AR 05102838AA Handle/Bezel, Right, Intrepid, Dk Taupe, Trim Code L5

AR 05102839AA Handle/Bezel, Left, Intrepid, Dk Slate, Trim Code DV

AR 05102840AA Handle/Bezel, Left, Intrepid, Dk Sandstone, Trim Code

T5

AR 05102841AA Handle/Bezel, Left, Intrepid, Dk Taupe, Trim Code L5

AR 05102842AA Handle/Bezel, Right, LHS/300, Agate, Trim Codes AZ or

NUMBER: 23-013-04

GROUP: Body

DATE: May 4, 2004

Qty. Part No. Description

D5

AR 05102844AA Handle/Bezel, Left, LHS/300M, Agate, Trim Codes AZ or

D5

AR 05102845AA Handle/Bezel, Left, LHS/300M, Dk Camel, Trim Codes

K9 or FK

AR 05102846AA Handle/Bezel, Right, LHS/300M, Dk Camel, Trim Codes

K9 or FK

AR 05102847AA Handle/Bezel, Right, LHS/300M/Concorde Limited, Dk

Slate, Trim Codes DV, D2 or ZA

AR 05102849AA Handle/Bezel, Left, LHS/300M/Concorde Limited, Dk

Slate, Trim Codes DV, D2 or ZA

AR 05102850AA Handle/Bezel, Right, LHS/300M/Concorde Limited, Dk

Sandstone, Trim Code T5

AR 05102851AA Handle/Bezel, Left, LHS/300M/Concorde Limited, Dk

Sandstone, Trim Code T5

AR 05102852AA Handle/Bezel, Right, LHS/300M/Concorde Limited, Dk

Taupe, Trim Codes L5 or L2

AR 05102853AA Handle/Bezel, Left, LHS/300M/Concorde Limited, Dk

Taupe, Trim Codes L5 or L2

AR 05102854AA Handle/Bezel Woodgrain, Left, Concorde, Agate, Color

Handle, Trim Codes AZ or D5

AR 05102855AA Handle/Bezel Woodgrain, Right, Concorde, Agate, Color

Handle, Trim Codes AZ or D5

AR 05102856AA Handle/Bezel Woodgrain, Left, Concorde, Dk Camel,

Color Handle, Trim Code K9

AR 05102857AA Handle/Bezel Woodgrain, Right, Concorde, Dk Camel,

Color Handle, Trim Code K9

AR 05102858AA Handle/Bezel Woodgrain, Right, Concorde, Dk Camel,

Chrome Handle, Trim Code K9

AR 05102859AA Handle/Bezel Woodgrain, Left, Concorde, Dk Camel,

Chrome Handle, Trim Code K9

AR 05102860AA Handle/Bezel Woodgrain, Right, Concorde, Agate,

Chrome Handle, Trim Codes AZ or D5

AR 05102861AA Handle/Bezel Woodgrain, Left, Concorde, Agate,

Chrome Handle, Trim Codes AZ or D5

AR 05102862AA Handle/Bezel Woodgrain, Left, Concorde, Dk Slate,

Chrome Handle, Trim Code DV

AR 05102863AA Handle/Bezel Woodgrain, Right, Concorde, Dk Slate,

Chrome Handle, Trim Code DV

AR 05102864AA Handle/Bezel Woodgrain, Left, Concorde, Dk

Sandstone, Chrome Handle, Trim Code T5

23-013-04 -2-

Qty. Part No. Description

AR 05102865AA Handle/Bezel Woodgrain, Right, Concorde, Dk

Sandstone, Chrome Handle, Trim Code T5

AR 05102866AA Handle/Bezel Woodgrain, Left, Concorde, Dk Taupe,

Chrome Handle, Trim Code L5

AR 05102867AA Handle/Bezel Woodgrain, Right, Concorde, Dk Taupe,

Chrome Handle, Trim Code L5

**

NOTE: Each kit contains one handle/bezel assembly, six pushnuts and an

instruction sheet.

SPECIAL TOOLS/EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

NPN 21/64 in. (8.3mm) Drill Bit

REPAIR PROCEDURE:

1. Remove the front door trim panel using the procedures outlined on TechCONNECT or

in Section 23 of the appropriate service manual.

2. After placing the door trim panel on a clean work surface, use a 21/64 in. drill bit to drill

out the mounting boss heat stakes that attach the existing door handle/bezel to the

trim panel. Take extra care to drill in the center of each heat stake, (Fig. 1).

Fig. 1 DRILL 4 HEAT STAKES

3. Remove the existing handle/bezel from trim panel.

4. Clean the back of the trim panel of all plastic filings.

5. Seat the new handle/bezel into position.

6. Place the push nuts onto the handle/bezel bosses.

7. Use a 10mm socket to install the push nuts all the way down on the mounting bosses

to secure the handle/bezel onto the door trim panel. Using a wiggling side to side

motion may be helpful, (Fig. 2).

-3- 23-013-04

Fig. 2 INSTALL PUSH NUTS

8. Install the lock switch from the original handle/bezel to the new door handle/bezel.

9. Install the door trim panel using the procedures outlined on TechConnect or in Section

23 of the appropriate service manual.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Doesn't sound too complicated and I'm guessing i can do that myself. Will the dealer give copies of the instruction to remove door panel?

Bob