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#1 (permalink) Old 11-12-2010, 09:25 AM
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Default 07 Sportage drivers door handle snapped off

I hate when that happens.... Ok, I snapped off the drivers door plastic handle on my 07 sportage LX. Being bored (and frugal) I took it mostly apart (getting the door "liner" off was easy). Now I see that the injection moded movable external handle part has a huge oblong air bubble in it, right at the critical angle, and that significantly contributed to the failure of the part-which should have been cast solid if it had passed quality control. Can someone please tell me how to completely remove the handle assembly from the door? I removed the 2 bolts I saw holding it in and removed the lock, but cant figure out how to get out/replace the REST of the handle off without making things go FUBAR. Some way to disconnect the front most part of the handle? Soem majic tabs somewhere? Anyone have a source for replacement parts? Thanks tons! I enjoy the site!
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That's going to be dealer only or junkyard only. I can't help personally never done a door handle of my sporty.But you should be able to find the info here
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