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how do i replace my 2002 altima exterior door handle panels

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how do i replace my 2002 altima exterior door handle? panels and metal interior are off. can't get to the far left bolt?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  AutoTech08 replied 8 years ago.

Hi there,


You only need to remove 2 bolts as shown in the diagram. There is a recess for you to insert the tool to remove the bolt.


There is a lock clip for holding the key cylinder.









Customer: replied 8 years ago.

The first diagram is not of my handle. there are definitely 3 bolts and the wiring looks different than your first diagram. if you have a reg. email address, i'm willing to email you the pic of my replacement door handle.



But, I'm not certified like you are and am willing to take your advice. are you saying that the 3rd bolt (closest to the rear driver side) is just a "dummy" bolt?






Expert:  AutoTech08 replied 8 years ago.

Hi there,


No, don't do anything yet till we get the thing clear. If the diagram is different, we might have the wrong vehicle specs.


Can I have the full model description of your vehicle?


Let me check around and see if I can get any info for the description.


You can upload the picture to this post. Sorry, we are not allowed to provide any emails.


I will get back to you on this.

Expert:  AutoTech08 replied 8 years ago.

Hi there,


Sorry to say I have to opt out as I am unable to find any diagrams of the type of door handle that you described. Hope some other expert can be of assistance.


Thank you.