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ajafri

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Door handle popped out
« on: 28 March 2017, 06:44 PM »
How do I fix this? Thanks in advance for any help!
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Re: Door handle popped out
« Reply #1 on: 29 March 2017, 07:06 AM »
remove door handle from car and see if a pin is missing, or buy a replacement. on the side of door near handle is a oval lug, remove and there are 2 allen screws,  then slide handle forward and it will come out of the door.

is it a front or rear door handle.

also where in world are you and what model car - please put in your user profile.
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Re: Door handle popped out
« Reply #2 on: 29 March 2017, 08:30 AM »
RUMB, it's a front left door handle.  See the keyhole in it? 

Also, there is a set screw at the forward side of the handle, and the door panel has to come off to gain access to the screw that holds the door handle tight to the door.
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ajafri

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Re: Door handle popped out
« Reply #3 on: 04 April 2017, 01:07 PM »
I'm trying to remove the door panel currently, I am almost there, however the manual window crank is preventing me from removing the panel. Any idea how to remove it? Thanks.
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Re: Door handle popped out
« Reply #4 on: 04 April 2017, 01:17 PM »
I haven't completely removed the door panel, but I can see the handle from the inside, it looks as if a pin has popped out from it.
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Re: Door handle popped out
« Reply #5 on: 05 April 2017, 05:06 PM »
I almost have the door handle out, however, after removing the two hex screws and the one on the inside of the door panel, I still can't get it to come out.
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Re: Door handle popped out
« Reply #6 on: 05 April 2017, 05:20 PM »
Finally got it out, just had to whack it a few times  ;D. The pin that holds the handle to the lock mechanism is missing. Where do I get a replacement pin?
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Re: Door handle popped out
« Reply #7 on: 05 April 2017, 06:44 PM »
I think you need  just a simple roller pin that you can get from your favorite auto parts store, hardware store, or junkyard.

Just bring the handle with you to get the right sized roller pin.

Alternatively, you can make or use a rivet instead of a roller pin.
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Re: Door handle popped out
« Reply #8 on: 05 April 2017, 07:25 PM »
There is a good chance you will find your existing pin inside the door shell. (yes you need to take the door card off)
This has happened to me before and the pin was sitting at the bottom inside the frame.
An annoying but simple fix.
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Re: Door handle popped out
« Reply #9 on: 06 April 2017, 02:00 PM »
Thanks for your input, I might just try to fish it out with a magnet, I'll tell you guys how it goes.
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Re: Door handle popped out
« Reply #10 on: 07 April 2017, 04:43 AM »
Fished the pin out and all is well now! Thanks to all for the help!
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Re: Door handle popped out
« Reply #11 on: 22 April 2020, 11:58 AM »
You are lucky, yours is still intact.  Mine looks like this:

Anyone know what the repair is?  I have a feeling I'm in customizing territory now
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Re: Door handle popped out
« Reply #12 on: 22 April 2020, 01:40 PM »
What door is it from?

I have several extra handles if you need one.  Yours is not repairable.
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Re: Door handle popped out
« Reply #13 on: 22 April 2020, 05:04 PM »
Front left, driver's (american) door.  1979 300SD

How simple is it to put my lock into your handle?
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Re: Door handle popped out
« Reply #14 on: 01 May 2020, 02:39 PM »
I looked around and did not find a ready answer, how do you change the lock cylinder on a front door handle?

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