Pictures of how I replaced the front door handle on my 87-95 Nissan Pathfinder.
But first, lets pay some bills:
Door handle. Hingie bit broken. No workie pas.
Gotta get the interior panel off to get to the handle. Get the inside arm rest handle off.
Next the door lock button unscrews.
Clip under the window crank releases the knob. Used a needle nose to grab it.
Need to get this inside handle picture frame jobbie off here.
It is clipped on so spread it apart with a tiny screw driver.
You can see two tiny clips on the bottom there.
I think it is two clips on top and two on the bottom.
Then a big flat screwdriver between the door panel and door.
Screwdriver right on these plastic clips and pry it off.
With the window down, lift up the panel and slide - back - a tiny bit.
Peeled back the plastic to get to these bolts that hold on the door handle.
Bolts come off and the handle pulls out.
This is a cheap aftermarket one that lasted two years.
The far hinge is broken. Again.
The little plastic clip is a PITA to get on and off even with long bendy needle nose pliers.
Plus check out my loafers.
Door with no handle. Dirty. Yeah. There it is.
Here's the new one going in.
And here's the box with the part number for your Nissan Pathfinder drivers side door handle.
The passenger side is a different number.
Install is the reverse of blah blah blah except for this clip on the window crank.
It helped to put the clip in first then just pop it on.
- Next I sold out to make 02¢
so I can fulfill my lifelong dream of owning a 1986 944 with blown head gaskets.
But no minivans!
- Then I finished my beer.
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