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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 2003-2012 Volvo XC90 Door Handle (Interior) Replacement

Fits years: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

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Tools required:

  • T25 Torx Driver

  • Flathead screwdriver (small)

  • Door Panel Clip Tool (or putty knife)

Step 1: Open the vehicle's door.

Step 2: Pry and remove the small trim panel that covers the side mirror's mounting area. Disconnect the speaker wiring harness (if necessary).

Step 3: Pry and remove the interior door pull.

Step 4: Loosen and remove the T25 Torx screws (2) that are exposed by removing the interior door pull.

Step 5: Using the door panel clip tool (or putty knife) work your way around the outer edge of the interior door panel, gently prying it from the door frame.

There are small clips that hold the interior door panel to the frame. You must pull these clips free to fully remove the panel.

Step 6: Lift and remove the interior door panel. Disconnect the wiring harnesses attached to the panel. Also, disengage the door cable attached to the panel.

Step 7: Loosen and remove the T25 Torx mounting screws (3) that hold the interior door handle to the door panel.

Step 8: Before removing the interior door handle from the door panel, you must pry and remove the bezel on the exterior of the panel.

Step 9: You can now remove the interior door handle.

Step 10: Mount the new interior door handle by tightening the T25 Torx screws (3). Reattach the bezel on the exterior of the door handle.

Step 11: Reattach the interior door panel.

Be sure to reconnect the cable running to your door handle. Also, reconnect all of the wiring harnesses, and tighten all of the mounting screws.
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to:

03 2003, 04 2004, 05 2005, 06 2006, 07 2007, 08 2008, 09 2009, 10 2010, 11 2011, 12 2012 Volvo XC90 Replacement Instructions

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