Rear Door Outer Handle Replacement
Special Tools Required
*Available through the Honda Tool and Equipment Program; call 888-424-6857
Put on gloves to protect your hands.
Take care not to scratch the door or related parts.
Use the appropriate tool from the KTC trim tool set to avoid damage when removing components.
Remove the door panel.
Raise the glass fully.
With power door lock: Disconnect the power door lock actuator connector (A), then detach the harness clip (B).
Remove the rear plug cap (C), then remove the plastic cover (D), as needed.
NOTE: If the plastic cover is damaged or torn, replace it.
Remove the maintenance caps (A).
Detach the rod fastener (A), then disconnect the outer handle rod (B) with a clip remover.
Remove the outer handle (A).
Remove the bolts.
Apply protective tape (B) to the door (C) as shown.
Pry out the outer handle with the appropriate trim tool (D) to release the hook (E), then remove it.
NOTE: Take care not to scratch the door.
Remove the rod fastener (A) from the outer handle (B), then replace it with a new one.
Install the handle (A) in the following order.
Set the upper portion (B) of the handle to the edge (C) of the door panel.
While pulling up the handle, push the lower hook (D) into place.
NOTE: Push the hook into place securely.
Install the removed parts in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
Make sure that the actuator connector is plugged in properly, and that the outer handle rod is connected securely.
Make sure the door handle works properly.
When reinstalling the door panel, make sure the plastic cover is installed properly and sealed around its outside perimeter to seal out water.
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