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Trafic sliding door external handle replacement
The top of the handle came free so ordered a new handle from
First of all the internal trim needed loosened. I've got a Passenger and the plastic is brittle on the fasteners but a trim removal tool helped. The internal door release needed a torx and the lock button just pulled off.
3 torx bolts saw the lock mechanism freed from the door frame and moved out of the way. Two 10mm nuts secure the external handle and a blob of grease in the socket stopped them dropping into the door.
The handle should have pulled free but the pin that secured the top of the handle had slid to the side jamming the whole handle in the frame. A drift from the outside pushed the pin through so the handle could be pulled away from the body and the cable released.
Of course the
bought handle didn't fit well. It's bowed so doesn't mate well with the door. I used the bits from the new handle to refurbish the old then replaced it. If like mine the top of the handle had come free then no need to purchase a new handle for parts. You could happily fit a cheap bolt from your gubbins draw!
All in 30 mins tops. Sorry no photos!
Currently in ballibeg's garage:
2008 Trafic passenger 2.0dci 115