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me and ryanj attempted to install rear door handles on my truck

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Marioso, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Marioso

    Marioso [OP] El Pitufo

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    but the door handles are hard to take off and we couldnt figure it out even after reading some instructions on tw, ryan said the instructions are too vague. can anyone explain to us the process w alittle more detail?
     
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    Pretty sure you have to take the rear door panels off the access the hole where you loosen the nut to take them off.
     
  3. Marioso

    Marioso [OP] El Pitufo

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    pretty sure we did that.
     
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    Crom Time is precious; use it wisely

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    I recall someone on TW who instllaed color matching door handles. If you search you may find it. He did a nice writeup, it was rather simple.

    I think you open the door and there is a screw that must be undone and the handle assembly comes out very easily. The only tool you need is a phillips screwdriver if I recall.

    EDIT (The rear is different, see if this helps):

     
  5. Marioso

    Marioso [OP] El Pitufo

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    thanks alot we're giving it another try tomorrow.
     
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    ryanjboutin Mob dirt parking lots.

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    Removed the torx screw. Did all this yesterday, not seeing how to go forward with handle removal. Wtf?
     
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    I think KPT changed his door handles to colormatched. You may try to PM him, maybe he can help.
     
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    ryanjboutin Mob dirt parking lots.

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    Cool, I just PM'd him.
     
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    ryanjboutin Mob dirt parking lots.

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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Holy hell that pdf is confusing.

    From what I remember, once you remove the torx screw, the only other thing in the way is the latching mechanism on the side (profile) of the door. There are couple of bolts to take out there, and when you push the latching mechanism into the door and out of the way there shoudl be another torx screw to remove.

    I definitely didn't remove any "claws" or "trim brackets" like the instructions show to do.
     
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    Alright, I'll remove the latch and take pics. Fuck.
     
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    You can't really "remove it" per se. You have to unbolt it and push it into the door and out of the way....I'm really trying to remember this but i did it over a year ago :(
     
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    You guys still fucking around with that ???.....:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:



    :Dj/k Door trim,handles,swithches all that shit can be a real bitch to do without destroying everything in your path... especially going at it blind (not doing it before)
     
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    So, remove those 3 torx bolts, and unclip the white wiring harness.

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    Just let the latch assembly hang inside the door.

    Loosen that torx bolt inside. There is a plastic retainer so the bolt won't come all the way out or fall inside the door.

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    Gently pry off the end cap, and remove the handle. BOOM.

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    Thanks for the insight KPT!
     
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    :woot: :woot: Glad I could help Ryan.
     
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    thanks kpt :D
     
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    Hey , why aren't you guys thanking me ?? I had yer backs all the way thru this, ya know... cheering you on !! Some gratitude !! :eek::eek::D
     
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    Oh, thanks Doug. For calling me a ride whore, TW slut, and your "bald sister." lol

    Ass. :p
     
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    Marioso [OP] El Pitufo

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    rofl bald sister
     
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