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Replace internal door lock 97 camry

Old 02-22-2012, 10:17 AM
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Default Replace internal door lock 97 camry

Hello all. Today morning gave my car to mom to go shopping. hours later internal door lock ( what you open the door with ) is broken. What a coincidence right? has anyone replaced such thing? if yes, please help me out.
Thank you!
Old 02-22-2012, 08:54 PM
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Front door?

If you look into the interior of the bezel (plastic cover around the handle), on the side the bezel facing the outside of car door there is a small plastic cover near the upper part of the door handle. Pry open the cover to reveal a screw. Remove the screw.

Using a flat bladed screwdriver with the blade taped to prevent damage pry the bezel out at the rear (side closest to back of car) upper and lower corners.

Once the bezel is off the complete door handle assy is exposed. The handle is attached to the door with one screw which is exposed. Once the screw is out, pull the handle assy forward (toward front of car).

There are a couple of rods attached to the handle assy that need to be taken off. Each rod could have a plastic clip to keep it held in place on the door assy. The long end of the clip is rotated to free it from the rod and allow the end of rod to slide out from the assy attach point.
Old 02-22-2012, 09:53 PM
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Can't find solution for that, luckily I didn't got into that situation.
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