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how do I remove the rear door handle ??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by seareef, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. Nov 18, 2009 at 2:02 PM
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    seareef

    seareef [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I figured out the front no problem but the rear is stumoing me ' can anyone help ?
     
  2. Nov 18, 2009 at 2:04 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Right here near the bottom.
     
  3. Nov 18, 2009 at 2:27 PM
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    man chris i removed both torx screws from the inside and I still cant slide that inner assemble off or remove the outside handle , I am missing something or its just being stubborn
     
  4. Nov 18, 2009 at 2:29 PM
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    chris4x4

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    With the outside handle cover removed, you should be able to move the handle tward the rear, and pull out......
     
  5. Nov 18, 2009 at 2:30 PM
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    chris4x4

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    It says the release plate must be pulled, and held while doing this.
     
  6. Nov 18, 2009 at 2:32 PM
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    Got It.. it was just being a little stubborn once i touched the inner clips it poped right out
    THANKS CHRIS u the man
     
  7. Nov 18, 2009 at 2:33 PM
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    ;)
     
  8. Feb 3, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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    You have to remove all of that stuff just to replace the outside handles? I just picked up my color matched handles from the dealership today, waiting on the Fat Mat to arrive and hopefully I can get this underway, any tips would be great.
     
  9. Feb 23, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    dexterdog

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    No. The instructions I believe are for a rear door replacement.
     
  10. Sep 30, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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    This is the same situation I am in. If i figure it out, I might make a video, because this is no fun.

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  11. Sep 30, 2011 at 6:46 PM
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    Way to inflate his ego even more than it already is... :rolleyes:
     
  12. Feb 17, 2013 at 8:50 AM
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    the link doesnt work anymore chris... how do I remove that handle? trying to get rid of this rust
     
  13. Feb 17, 2013 at 11:05 AM
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    It's been a long time since I've done this, but you have to remove the inner door panel. Start with the screw in the cup holder, or search for how to replace the rear speakers for instr. how to remove the panel.

    You have to remove the window arm to access the t screw. Once you get there it's easy but this was a super pain in the ass.
     
  14. Feb 17, 2013 at 11:54 AM
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    door panel is off and plastic is pulled back... removed the 1 and only torx bolt that i saw in the handle but cant seem to figure out how to remove the handle
     
  15. Feb 17, 2013 at 12:11 PM
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    I found this on an old thread I wrote in.

    I just figured it out, and it is pretty easy...

    You remove the door panel by unscrewing the screw by the inside handle and the arm rest.

    Remove the window switch and D/C the plug

    You carefully pry out the panel, starting at the bottom closest to the cab of the door, and work your way up.

    Once the door panel is off you will see one screw holding the outside handle, unscrew that with a T-30 bit, next you will see a rubber piece hiding the screw to the window guide remove that, and with a 10mm socket unscrew the bolt, then unscrew the bolt above it by the window.

    Remove the wires that are by the window slide, it is a round thing that you can D/C with your fingernail. Off to the side there are 3 bolts holding the lock mechanism remove those and the lock should fall down allowing access to the bolt holding the end of the handle or where you could stick a key in. Unscrew that and pop out the end of the handle, I used a screw driver in between the handle and the little rubber piece.

    Slide out the gripping part of the handle and replace with the new ones. After all of that is done put everything back together. Hope this helps, and is my first little write up let me know if you have any questions.
     
  16. Feb 17, 2013 at 12:27 PM
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    Im still stuck Im am at the part of removing t30 bolt.. only reason I am removing it is to replace the rusty nut that is causing rust runs on the outside of my truck around the door handle
     
  17. Feb 17, 2013 at 1:47 PM
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    My memory of this is not very good I'm sorry...can someone else chyme in to help out?
     
  18. Feb 19, 2013 at 8:34 PM
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    never mind I figured it out thanks anyways
     
  19. Feb 19, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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    Great...it's just been so long that I did this I can't picture it in my head to help out.
     
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