Remove Interior Door Handle (96-02 sedan & wagon, 97-02 coupe)

Author: Jonathan Swain (aka "PurdueGuy")

Relevant Models

1997-2002 SC1
1997-2002 SC2
1996-2002 SL
1996-2002 SL1
1996-2002 SL2
1996-2001 SW1
1996-2001 SW2


  • Flat-head screwdriver or other prying tool
  • Philips screwdriver


Step 1

Remove the screw behind the pull handle.

Step 2

Slide the handle assembly forward and out.  It won’t come all the way out yet.

Step 3

Detach the handle from the lock and latch rods.  A plastic clip on each rod has to be unclipped, then the rod can lift out of the hole.

Step 4

Remove power lock wiring harness (if equipped).  With the 2 rods detached, you can pull the assembly out & get access to the harness.  Use the flat-head screwdriver to pry the clip on the harness loose, then remove the harness.


Installation is the reverse of removal.

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