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Old 10-31-2013, 08:37 AM   #1
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Help required - Door handle

Hi all,

ok I admit it, I'm fairly rubbish with fixing up bits on the car, mainly due to a complete lack of time to do anything. But the other day my mrs cracked the door handle (see photo), in fact not the door handle but the bit that sits in behind it (the door handle itself seems completely unscathed)...

So I'm thinking, I can just pick up a new part and slot it in (as the old bit has cracks and is deformed)... But is it this simple? If it is literally buy a small componenet and slot it in place then fine, I'm just worried i'll get hold of it then have to dismantle half the door to fix it in... Can anyone help? Will a replacement part just pop in and job done?

Thanks!

Jon


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Old 11-06-2013, 02:12 PM   #2
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Yes, that part can be replaced. I take door handles off all the time when I detail cars (paint correction, more specifically). Most vehicles (Fusion, Hondas, Toyotas, Subarus) have a plug you can remove on the side of the door (jamb area) that allows access to the retainer screw. Once the screw is removed, that piece your holding (let's just call it a cap) comes off and the handle slides towards the rear of the vehicle and lifts out.

Unfortunately, the MK2 Focus does not have such an access hole. The door panel must be taken off, and on the rear doors, a plug must be removed from the access hole. Once you remove the plug, a T15 (I believe) torx bit can be used to loosen the screw (it doesn't need to be completely removed) enough so you can remove the cap.

If you need instructions for removing the door panel, let me know. Also, I currently have the door panels and handles off, so if you need any pictures, I'd be happy to oblige.
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Old 11-11-2013, 04:09 AM   #3
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Hi,

thanks for your post... Ok I'm up for giving this a go... Instructions on taking the door panel off would be appreciated, and yes any pictures would be awesome if you have the access hole etc exposed....

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