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Old 02-11-06, 02:31 PM   #1
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Default So your door handle doesnt work - DIY w/ pics

If your outside door handle stopped working but the inside still works, the most likely culprit is the snap connector connecting the door handle and the rod. I was able to pick up a compatible part from Elmhurst Toyota near me. The part number is 69293-12030 (see update at bottom), cost is $2.20 w/ tax (depending on local tax rate of course).

* Quick note. This issue may cause your power window not to go down all the way, and if you mess with it, may cause further damage, so you need to fix asap!


First take off the interior door panel (make sure to get all the screws including the big ones under the armrest). Then peel back the plastic carefully so that you can reuse it and glue.
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Heres a pic of the old part (middle) and new part from toyota(left), notice the plastic piece missing from the old part.
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Heres the hole on the back of the door handle (left) and the rod (right).
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Now, insert the connector into the door handle hole first! (Don't do it backwards like I did)Then into the rod and snap the bottom part over the rod after the bend
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This is how it will look when it's done, a little grease is a good idea to keep it operating smooth.
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Now just reassemble and your as good as new!


***UPDATE***
A piece of info for you-all. The Toy P/N for the clip for the right side door is 69293-12030. The drivers door takes the other one...P/N 69293-12040.
-Courtesy of JohnED. Thanks John!

Second update. Apparently some dealers do not carry this part only and want to rape you on the whole assembly.
MCG33 has supplied a link for an outside source for a compatible part
http://northlandfasteners.biz/Store/...oducts_id=2410
(I'm not sure if this is against the rules, so it may get censored, hope not.)
-Courtesy of MCG33. Thanks!
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Old 02-11-06, 02:34 PM   #2
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good stuff, my passenger door has this problem....need to fix that thing sometime
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Old 02-11-06, 02:40 PM   #3
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good stuff, my passenger door has this problem....need to fix that thing sometime
Yeah, happened to my passengers side too, the part cost $2.20.
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Old 02-11-06, 03:18 PM   #4
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thanks for the post and pics, i have the same problem
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Old 02-11-06, 06:08 PM   #5
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great post.
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Old 02-11-06, 06:45 PM   #6
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thanks for the positive comments, hopefully this will keep everyone else from having to take off the other door panel to see how its supposed to connect.
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Old 02-12-06, 01:58 AM   #7
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great timing... just happened to me yesterday night!

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Old 02-17-06, 07:16 PM   #8
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The same goes for the manual outside door lock as well. However, that one is small and pink. Do not have a number for that one. Most dealerships have no clue what you are talking about.

Also, don't forget to seal up the door well with the plastic sheet. Otherwise, water will leak into your interior.
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Old 02-17-06, 08:28 PM   #9
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boy i didn't miss fixing that. my passenger side one went out a while back, ended up getting the little unit there from an sc400 off a guy on ebay. been working great ever since. nice write up btw.
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i have done this on mine too. i had to replace the locks and the locking mechanism on mine so i learned about these things while doing it. good info
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Great to see a useful thread
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Wow great writeup. I like the pictures also. $2.20 is cheap. I wonder why im always getting charged almost $5.00 for one. Ive always found that the easiest way to put it on is to just instert the snap in the door handle hole first and then push the rod in and it should snap into place. Great job. I dont anyone has done a write up like this.
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Wow great writeup. I like the pictures also. $2.20 is cheap. I wonder why im always getting charged almost $5.00 for one. Ive always found that the easiest way to put it on is to just instert the snap in the door handle hole first and then push the rod in and it should snap into place. Great job. I dont anyone has done a write up like this.
I got mine at Elmhurst toyota, i know they take care of people on prices there. You are probably right on the inserting the snap connector first than putting the rod thru, sounds easier than how I did it at least.
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nice write-up. this is something that should be fixed right away, because when that platic clip is broken, the rod is able to sit in a wierd position, and it can get caught in the way of the power window. when i bought my previous sc that clip was broken on the passenger side and the rod was actually bent and broken from somebody putting the window down, not knowing the damage they were causing.
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