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I have a 2005 Windstar with a broken rear door handle

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I have a 2005 Windstar with a broken rear door handle broken. How do i get this open to repair
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Customer: there is no key for the rear hatch , when trying to open it the handle broke off in my hand and there is no way to open it so i can repair
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: yes Iam
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: Tried taking off the rear section for the license plate holder to see inside but i am afraid of breaking it
JA: Is there anything else the Ford Mechanic should be aware of about your Ford?
Customer: no i just want to how to get it open
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 year ago.

Hi. To get the rear hatch open, you are going to have to remove the interior trim panel of the door from the inside. It is not the easiest thing to do, but that is what will have to be done if you want it open.

Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 year ago.

Hi. You have viewed my response but have not responded. DO you need any more help with your van?

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