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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 1999-2002 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra Crew Cab Rear Door Handle (Interior) Replacement

Fits years: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

All Chevrolet Silverado for sale Tools required:

  • 7mm socket/ratchet with extension

  • 10mm socket/ratchet with extension

  • Flathead screwdriver


Step 1: Open the vehicle's REAR door.

Step 2: Loosen and remove the 7mm bolt (1) in the BOTTOM/HINGE-SIDE corner of the interior door panel.

Step 3: Loosen and remove the 7mm bolt (1) just beneath the interior door pull.

Step 4: Pry and remove the trim panel surrounding the interior door handle.

Step 5: Pry and remove the power lock switch.

Step 6: Pry and remove the power window switch. Disconnect the wiring harness (1).

Step 7: Pry and remove the courtesy light assembly. Disconnect the wiring harness (1).

Step 8: You can now LIFT and remove the interior door panel.

Step 9: Disengage the retaining clip (1) that secures the locking rod to the interior door handle. You can now lift and remove the locking rod.

Step 10: Loosen and remove the 10mm bolt (1) just behind the interior door handle lever.

Step 11: You can now SLIDE and remove the interior door handle.

Step 12: Mount the new interior door handle by sliding it into position, and securing it by tightening the 10mm bolt (1).

Step 13: Re-engage the retaining clip (1) that secures the locking rod to the door handle assembly.

Step 14: To reattach the interior door panel, simply slide the panel into position, and secure it by tightening the 7mm bolts (2).

Step 15: Reconnect the window control's wiring harness (1), and snap the switch back into place.

Step 16: Connect the door light's wiring harness. Snap the assembly back into place.

Step 17: Reattach the door lock switch, and interior door handle's trim panel.
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to:

99 1999, 00 2000, 01 2001, 02 2002 Chevrolet Silverado Replacement Instructions

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