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Interior door handles.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by chrslefty, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. Aug 17, 2019 at 2:45 AM
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    chrslefty

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    So the little plastic piece that holds the rod in place, broke . And the resulting fall caused the feet on the handel to break.
    I've found replacement ones on Ebay and Amazon but the colors look off . Even the "OEM " one looks way darker.
    Dose anyone have a good lead on were to get one or has anyone use the Ebay or Amazon ones know if they work well?

    Ebay's
    https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/231652045824
    Amazon's
    Interior Door Handle Compatible with Toyota Camry 87-91/Toyota 4Runner 96-02/Tacoma 01-04 Front OR Rear RH Inside Beige https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KWZDWGQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_o08vDb6ZZW25N
     
  2. Aug 17, 2019 at 5:06 AM
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    A trip to the scrap yard may yield results as you can find them on some old toyota cars too, like 1990s tercels and corollas. Third gen 4runners too (1996-2002). Also have seen them in 1990s toyota pickups (pre-tacomas)
     
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  3. Aug 17, 2019 at 5:48 AM
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    Somebody on here posted where chrome handles from a Camry will work. If you have a good salvage yard and can't find a matching color, there might be some chromes that also work.
     
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  4. Aug 17, 2019 at 6:20 AM
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    I didn't know that there were chrome Interior door handles. That would be cool. I'm already rocking the chrome exterior handles .I think that there stronger.
     
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    Well hell . I'll have to remember that. I ordered the Ebay one. The chrome would be cool if it was just the handle.
     
  7. Aug 17, 2019 at 6:47 PM
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    I have one of the fleabay handles on the shelf. Bought it cause I cracked part of my oem one by stupidly trying to force it in place with a screwdriver. Its still totally functional, and since the ebay one is so far off in color I wont install it. Also, I cant figure out how to get the rod out of the old one without breaking it.

    Junkyard would be your best bet for finding a stock one.
     
  8. Aug 21, 2019 at 4:20 AM
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    Went to the bone yard yesterday and pulled a passenger side outside handle off of a 91 pickup. It was a PITA to get it off. Is there a video on here that shows an easy way on how to put them in without doing damage to them?
     
  9. Aug 21, 2019 at 6:39 AM
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    The Amazon chrome ones are or look like it's all plastic. The older Camry handles where metal. That's what I did to mine. You can't use the surround piece because it doesn't sit flush with the door panel. I mean you can use it cause it does fit but there will be a gap between the surround and panel. I think the surrounds work from older Rav4's.
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  10. Aug 21, 2019 at 1:31 PM
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    It's not really documented, but I'm pretty sure they slightly changed the interior colors at least once. The tan interior parts from 01-04 are slightly darker than my 2000 taco. When looking at interior parts the numbers usually change in 01 for the same part/color, while the pre 01 parts are usually labeled as discontinued.

    I also tried an eBay door handle — the color was WAY off and it basically exploded. Total garbage.
     
  11. Aug 21, 2019 at 5:58 PM
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv9meeHIrFU
    with this how to remove vid, you should be good to reinstall it
     
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    Well I guess I’m not crazy since I’ve been having the same issue... time to go to the junkyard
     
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  13. Jan 1, 2020 at 4:38 PM
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    My Ebay handel is holding up. Color is way off.
     
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  14. Jan 2, 2020 at 9:26 AM
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    Yeah I think there's zero chance of an eBay handle matching the OEM color. I did some more research, and while there's very little information out there, I think the earlier handles are the darker color. However, I got an OEM handle from the dealer which was supposed to match my year, and it's the darker one. This interior stuff is a pain.
     
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