Originally Posted by comstone
My issue is getting the inside latch/release undone. I can get all other pins, etc., out. Trying to remove inside panel to access the main handle. But does the inside latch need a special tool to get it?
Undo the screw, then slide the handle forward. It will pop out of the panel but still be attached to the pull rod.
To get it off the pull rod, just pull the rearmost part of that clip off the horizontal part of the rod. Literally just pull the plastic clip towards you and it'll pop off the horizontal part of the rod. Then just slide the whole handle down off the rod.
When done properly that plastic clip remains part of the whole handle assembly.
It's hard to explain in words but so super simple to do...
I did it wrong the first time and you can see the results. I thought the plastic clip was to be pulled out of the handle, and it broke. But in this picture you can see the part that is clipped to the horizontal part of the rod... the backside of that clip is open, so it literally just pulls off the rod and then you can slide the vertical part of the rod out of the clip