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Old 10-19-2013, 09:51 AM   #12
Gudziel
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Originally Posted by amc49 View Post
DON'T rip the inner door water shield off, cut the adhesive carefully with a razor blade while you slowly pull the edges up, then you can simply restick it back down when the job is done. The adhesive never dries.

The outside door handle breaks easier when the latch at back of door tightens up from no lube, the extra effort needed to open door then breaks the outer handle actuating tab.
Thank you for the suggestion. I was wondering about that adhesive if I would need to replace it or not after install. No one ever said different. Thank you!

My reinforcement bracket did not come with any piece inside if the plastic part that moves up and down on the spring. I thought it looked odd when opened it after I purchased it but couldn't think of why. In the video I linked earlier there is a yellow piece in that arm. Mine does not have anything in there.....

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