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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 1995-1999 Toyota Avalon Door Handle (Interior) Replacement

Fits Years: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999


Tools required:

  • 10mm socket/ratchet with extension

  • Flathead screwdriver

  • Phillips screwdriver


    • Step 1: Open the vehicle's door.

      Step 2: Pry and remove the small trim panel that covers the side mirror's mounting area.

      Step 3: Pry and remove the interior door handle's bezel.

      Step 4: Pry and lift the window control switch-panel. Disconnect the wiring harnesses (2) on the back of the switch-panel. Remove this control panel.

      Step 5: Pry and remove the screw covers (3), exposing Phillips screws.


      Two are located near the door hinge, while the other is beneath the interior door pull.

      Step 6: Disengage the retaining clips (2) that are located near the door latch.

      To disengage these clips, depress the center with a screwdriver. You can then pull them from the interior door panel.

      Step 7: Loosen and remove the Phillips screws (8) that mount the interior door panel.

      Four line the bottom of the interior door panel, two are near the door hinge, one is beneath the arm rest, and one is exposed by removing the window control panel.

      Step 8: Lift and remove the interior door panel.

      Step 9: Disconnect the wiring harness attached to the back of the interior door panel (door light).

      Step 10: Loosen and remove the 10mm retaining bolts (2) that secure the interior door handle to the door frame.

      Step 11: Press the clip that holds each of the locking rods to the interior door handle.

      Step 12: With the rods disengaged, you can now remove the interior door handle.

      Step 13: Attach the rods to the new interior door handle, and mount the component by tightening the 10mm bolts (2). Be sure to re-engage the clips that hold the rods to the handle!

      Step 14: Reattach the interior door panel.


      Simply reverse the removal process. Be sure to tighten all Phillips mounting screws (8), reconnect all wiring harnesses, and reattach any trim panels or bezels.



These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
99 1999, 98 1998, 97 1997, 96 1996, 95 1995 Toyota Avalon Door Handle (Interior) Replacement Instructions
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