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Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 23:44:55 -0500
From: "Nutmegger" <>
Subject: Re: I'm back....

"Andy Hookins" wrote > > > Just about every part of the door handle (and the rest of > the car for that matter) is available separately i.e.screws, > grommets, rivets, levers, rods etc have individual part > numbers so you don't have to buy a complete assembly. Ok, that's good to know. > > I assume its the lever that snapped. Yes, all the way down to the metal base. >Part numbers are: > 97 54 763 left hand side > 97 54 755 right hand side. > The part for that the lever attaches to: > 97 69 118 bracket - left hand > 97 69 100 bracket - right hand > And in the event that you lose some of these parts: > 97 76 139 retaining rivet > 97 76 139 return spring - left hand > 97 76 188 return spring - right hand > 97 82 566 clamp for rod. Are parts cheaper online? Do you know any good sites? > > You should be able to take it apart yourself to see what > you need / whats broken etc, you don't need any special > tools and you've got nothing to lose since it doesn't work > at the moment anyway Yeah. I'm working on the tools part too. > > Carefully remove the losenge shaped panel below the lever > (On the driver's side this has the controls for electric door > mirrors). It just clips in place and there is an opening at one > end where you can insert a small flat bladed screwdriver to > use as a lever. Ok, I can handle that. > > Remove the exposed screw to remove door handle cover plate. > > Detach the connecting rod from the door lever. That's where I think I'll screw up, but I'll try. > > The lever is held in place with a rivet type pin that is quite > easy to remove - make sure that you don't lose the return > spring when you pull the rivet out! OK!!! > > The bracket that the lever attaches to is held in place with > two screws - you may find it easier to remove this before > trying to replace the lever. Oh no...why do I get a funny feeling about not being able to get the bracket back in with the lever on? > Good luck. Thanks, I printed it all out and will try this weekend. > > AndyH > '94 9000 CDE. > >

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