Door exterior handle - removal and refitting

Removal
1 Remove the door inner trim panel.

2 Where necessary for improved access, peel back the waterproof plastic sheet from the door.

3 If working on a front door, remove the window channel extension screw from the bottom rear corner of the door, and withdraw the channel through the lower door aperture (see illustration).

19.3 Front door window channel extension
19.3 Front door window channel extension

A Remove the retaining screw (arrowed) B Withdraw the channel through the lower door aperture

4 Disconnect the handle operating rod at the lock.

5 Remove the two handle securing screws and withdraw the handle and operating rod from the door.

Refitting
6 Refitting is a reversal of removal, but if working on a front door, ensure that the window channel extension is correctly located.

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