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Door handle interior drivers side

I have a 2000 Intrepid and the driver side interior door handle doesn't open the door. I took off the door panel and found that the plastic connection has broken. I don't see an easy way to replace the door handle assembly. It looks like it has plastic rivets. Any suggestions on how to fix this would be appreciated.
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I have a 2000 Intrepid and the driver side interior door handle doesn't open the door. I took off the door panel and found that the plastic connection has broken. I don't see an easy way to replace the door handle assembly. It looks like it has plastic rivets. Any suggestions on how to fix this would be appreciated.
There is a steel pin that you can see that the handle pivots on - it is removable, and thus you can find a handle at a wreckers, remove it, and replace yours - the pin will slip back in - other choice is of course, get a matching panel from a yard and replace the whole thing.
There should be a thread here on how to replace your door handles with chrome ones, do a search and you should find it.
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Also, there is a TSB that contains all the part numbers for the many variations of the door handle if you want to buy a new one. Someone reported on the 300M Enthusiasts Club that they recently successfully ordered one thru their dealer.
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KIT, Door Handle
05102836AA 1 *CL Dark Slate, Right -
5102836AA $64.00 $0.00 $46.08

KIT DOOR HANDLE

Rears are not listed in any parts book, however the actual handle is the same
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Thanks guys for the quick replies. @TorontoFireCaptain I googled the # 05102836AA and it came up with an article saying this is for 1998 - 2004 (LH) LHS/300M/Concorde/I*ntrepid. Just wondering so when I go to the junkyard if I should broaden my sites as to the vehicle I'm looking for. Thanks.
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The actual handle is the same for all LH cars (forgetting colour or chrome); the difference is the trim around the outside.
I just picked the first part number I saw. There are several others, depending on trim colour.

The assembly is heat bonded in place, so is pretty much difficult to remove, however, the handle will come out as I said above by removing the pin, or just find a panel in your colour and replace the whole thing.
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Wow, dealers down here in the Houston area want $100+ for the door handle kit!!!! Mine broke last week while at the shop (although the shop claims it was like that when it came in...........B.S.), and they won't pay to have it fixed.

Now to check some junk yards to see if I can find a tan door panel and snatch it to get the friggin handle.
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Some more info

I just wasted 15 minutes doing a write up on handle assembly replacement but I can't post images or links because I'm too new so it's totally pointless. Regardless, pm me if you need more info. I wanted to bolster a few threads on the issue because when I had the problem pop up I found these links but they were a little short on info.

Short version is, buy new handle assembly, drill out plastic rivets, and use soldering iron to melt in stud on the new handle assembly
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there's a TON of em on ebay..
LEFT
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.. search dodge intrepid handle -chrome -custom -exterior -outside ...
Some people reattach them with appropriate size screws and washers ..

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I just wasted 15 minutes doing a write up on handle assembly replacement but I can't post images or links because I'm too new so it's totally pointless. Regardless, pm me if you need more info. I wanted to bolster a few threads on the issue because when I had the problem pop up I found these links but they were a little short on info.

Short version is, buy new handle assembly, drill out plastic rivets, and use soldering iron to melt in stud on the new handle assembly
Such is life.


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Had the driver's door handle go on me twice. The little plastic piece with that hole where the latch linkage inserts is weak and I would guess a frequent failure point. The last time I replaced, I also glued on a small nylon washer with the same inside diameter as the insert to act as a sort of reinforcement.
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2000 intrepid door handle

Mine broke, I bought new handle assembly, but I can't remove old one. How do I get it out? It seems like they plastic welded it in place. Please help.
Frustrated.
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If you can, you might be able to replace just the handle itself without removing the assembly. If you remove the metal rod to the door release, I believe there is a pin that holds the spring in place. If you can remove that pin, then I think you can just replace the handle, and reassemble.

If you can't do it that way, then you can drill out the plastic weld spots, and then use some small sheet metal screws & washers to secure the new assembly.

Like my earlier post, I'd recommend gluing in some kind of reinforcent to keep from having to do it again...


Found my old one (can't believe I saved it) so I posted a couple pics...

In this pic, you can see the pin you need to remove. If you can get that out, you should be able to work the old handle out, and the new one in. A minor PITA to compress the spring to get the pin back in.
If you have to replace the whole assembly, you can see the four weld points that I drilled out. Be careful not to drill out too far...you need something for the screws to bite into.



This one shows the failure point. I tried to fix the old one with a washer, but it was too far gone. But I did use a similar washer on the new handle to give it a little reinforcement.


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Which end of door handle pin to remove?

Is there a preferred pin end to remove from a 2000 right-rear Concorde? I'd like to keep the handle assembly and plastic rivets in place and just want to remove the pin inside the spring, one end of the pin looks like it sits inside a plastic nut bushing and the other end has a plastic nub about 1/8" away from the end of the pin, should I saw off the plastic nub to allow for clearance for the pin to come out that end, or should I try to force the pin through the plastic nut-type bushing or drill open the bushing, also the end with plastic nub nearby does not have much room after the sawed-off nub before the pin will hit the door plastic, so unless the plastic chrome handle itself will pivot a lot once the other pin end comes free, the pin will not clear the inside door panel plastic molding
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