Step 2: Remove the Old Clip

Locate the rod inside of the door, it should be within reach of your fingers. You don't need to remove the door panel!

Remove the old plastic clip from the rod with the needle nose pliers.
<p>Buy a used OEM door handle if you can find it. The knock off aftermarket parts on Ebay and some other websites are not made of higher quality ABS plastic, therefore will break soon after with use. The junkyard isn't ideal to pick up door handles, because there is no guarantee they will have the year and handles you are looking for. Most likely they won't have the part, and they don't keep track if they have the part, based on my own experience. Junkyards are for mechanics who need parts that require time to remove parts.</p>
Yall should had all just went to the junk yard pay less lol
Thank you, I got a good quality one on ebay from sideboost. I received the handle and everything fit perfectly. Thank for your instruction
Thank you! I ordered a new car door handle on Amazon for 3 dollars and some change and just switched it out- it was SO easy, I would have been really mad had I paid for someone else to fix it!
Thanks. I switched out the back door handle for the front one. My biggest thing was figuring out how the clip works. My handle wasn't as broken as yours pictured. Thanks again!
Awesome tips. You saved me time and more importantly money. Very much appreciate your instructions and tips which were dead on.
Many, many thanks. Does a replacement clip for the rod come with a new handle or do I need to get that separately?
Is the old door handle supposed to easily pop out? Mine isn't.
I procrastinated for 2wks, got the handle from Amazon for $9 (prime free shipping). Another 2wks, reviewed 2 YT videos, glad saw this vid on second try.<br> It was a cinch. Thank you. I hope to repay forward in kindness.
Forgot to mention: handle broke while I tried to open the door when it was still locked (auto door switch locks while ignition on, opens auto only when it is off). This will happen every time you try to open a locked door from inside. Beware!
Wish I would have read this before I changed my handle on my 99 Corolla. I removed the door panel it was a pain putting back on.<br>
I had to replace both front door exterior handles from my 95 Corolla. That very well could be another instructable for the future. Thank you for posting!
Ugh, I'll probably need to replace the exterior handle soon too. Just noticed a crack. I will use your instructable if you submit one.
I was hoping to see an instructable from you! Whenever you decide to change the exterior door handles, you need to remove the interior door handle and the arm rest. Carefuly remove the soft door panel with a putty knife and expose the inside of your door. You will have to remove two or three nuts and something that will save your sanity is to buy a <a href="http://harborfreight.com/automotive-motorcycle/specialty-tools/15-lb-capacity-telescoping-magnetic-pickup-tool-95933.html">telescopic pick up tool</a> or one of those flexible small parts &quot;grabbers&quot; and a small flaslight for those nuts that decide to fall inside the door.<br>

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