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Old 11-17-2010, 04:17 PM   #1
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DIY remove door handle

hello, had a request by a member to do a post on removing the door handle. so here it is.

1. tape as in the pic, put some tape also on the end of a flat blade screw driver, carefully pry up the cap that cover the key mechanism.
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2. remove plug from inside door, use a #20 torx bit and begin to turn counter clockwise until it stops, while turning the screw, wiggle the key lock and lift it out. you might need to pull on the door handle just a bit for the lock to come out.
once the lock is out, screw the torx screw in until it stops, if you look in the hole you can see the 2 teeth move that hold the lock. this is important.
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now with the lock out of the way, you will have to pull the handle out, like if you are going to open the door and toward the rear at the same time, on the next pick you can see the little lever arm that the handle is pulling on. you will here a snap as it clear and the little lever pops back in. remove door handle.

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ok now to get the handle back it, i took some thin wire and pulled the little lever forward and pushed the handle in and once it was in i pulled the wire out.
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now you can screw the torx bit counter clock wise again and see the teeth going back, you might have to wiggle the door handle a bit the get the lock to seat, once it seats, screw the torx bit in until it stops. Put the cover back on, again you might need to wiggle the door handle a bit.



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Old 11-17-2010, 06:13 PM   #2
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not sure why anyone would need this besides shaved handles, but you can never have too many DIY's

Thanks for taking the time to help people out!
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:09 PM   #3
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not sure why anyone would need this besides shaved handles, but you can never have too many DIY's

Thanks for taking the time to help people out!
Well, not sure why he wanted to take them off, but the reason I know how is when I painted the car we pulled the door handles off. Maybe he has a messed up lock or maybe pin stripping the car. But it is fun for me to share wat I have learned.

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Old 11-17-2010, 09:25 PM   #4
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thanks for sharing

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Well, not sure why he wanted to take them off, but the reason I know how is when I painted the car we pulled the door handles off. Maybe he has a messed up lock or maybe pin stripping the car. But it is fun for me to share wat I have learned.

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Thanks for sharing this.You never know when you might need to do this.
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:22 AM   #5
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Thanks. Very good instructions.
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:37 AM   #6
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not sure why anyone would need this besides shaved handles, but you can never have too many DIY's

Thanks for taking the time to help people out!
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:13 PM   #7
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I had to remove mine.Thanks
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:18 PM   #8
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I had to remove mine.Thanks
Glad this helped. Did I miss anything or would u add anything to make it easier?
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:03 PM   #9
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I removed it just fine,with the instructions you listed.Never seen one like this before.
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Old 08-19-2011, 02:46 PM   #10
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Im thinking about removing mine to paint them. Hope i can follow directions lol.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:30 AM   #11
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hello man,
can you please explain how could you get the cable out, if you want to install a small led strip from the inside part of the handle?
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:05 AM   #12
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Will the passenger's side cover fit over the driver's side lock? I am thinking about deleting the handle lock.
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:30 AM   #13
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Will the passenger's side cover fit over the driver's side lock? I am thinking about deleting the handle lock.

Yes the Passenger side cover works on the Drivers Side. I've had it done for a couple years now and love it.
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there have also been guys who have bought Cruze door handles for a different look...they are a direct replacement...see this thread

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=228685
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