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Replacing rear outside door handle, 2006 vibe, have inner

Customer Question

replacing rear outside door handle
JA: What is the model/year of your Pontiac?
Customer: 2006 vibe
JA: Are you fixing your Vibe yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: have inner panel off, torx screw removed and need a picture to see how slide is afixed
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: do not think so. thanks
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  john aka eaut replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  john aka eaut replied 1 month ago.

Door Handle Replacement - Rear Outside

Removal Procedure

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Remove the rear side door lock. Refer to Lock Replacement - Rear Door (See: Locks\Door Locks\Service and Repair\Removal and Replacement\Lock Replacement - Rear Door) .

Remove the following components from the door:

The torx screw (6)

The outside door handle cover (1)

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Pull and hold the release plate of the outside handle frame.

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While holding release plate, push the outside handle toward the rear of the door and remove.

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Loosen the torx screw (4) and remove the outside handle frame assembly (5), if necessary.

Remove handle gaskets (3) from door, if necessary.

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Remove handle clip (1) if necessary, by pressing the upper and lower.

Installation Procedure

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Install the handle clip to the door (1), if removed.

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Install the handle gaskets (3) to the door, if removed.

Install the outside handle frame assembly (5) to the door, if removed.

Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Cautions and Notices.

Secure the door handle frame (5) with the torx screw (4), if removed.

Tighten the torx screw to 4.0 N.m (35 lb in).

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While holding the release plate, install the outer door handle to the door and slide forward.

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Install the outside door handle cover (1).

Secure the outside door handle cover (1) with the torx screw (6).

Tighten the torx screw to 4.0 N.m (35 lb in).

Install the rear side door lock. Refer to Lock Replacement - Rear Door (See: Locks\Door Locks\Service and Repair\Removal and Replacement\Lock Replacement - Rear Door) .

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