Feb 112015
 

The driver door will not open from the inside. It opens form the outside. How difficult is it to take off the panel to fix? Is there a clip that might wear out? Estimate cost of local mechanic to fix.

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  1. If you work on car for a living, not difficult at all. If you are a novice and do not know what a Torx Screwdriver looks like… Very difficult.

    I am sure something has popped off or plastic clip broke at the backside of the door handle itself. There are 2 cables that connect to the back side of the handle. Labor would be at most 2 hours plus parts.
    2003 Toyota Solara Dooe Handle Diagram
    DISASSEMBLY
    1. REMOVE DOOR INSIDE HANDLE BEZEL (a) Using a screwdriver, open the cap. HINT: Tape the screwdriver tip before use. (b) Remove the screw. (c) Using a screwdriver, remove the inside handle bezel. HINT: H06181 Tape the screwdriver tip before use.
    2. REMOVE POWER WINDOW SWITCH (a) Remove the screw. (b) Using a screwdriver, remove the power window switch as shown in the illustration. HINT: Tape the screwdriver tip before use. (c) Disconnect the connector.
    3. REMOVE FRONT DOOR LOWER FRAME BRACKET Clip GARNISH Using a screwdriver, remove the front door lower frame bracket garnish. HINT: Tape the screwdriver tip before use.
    4. REMOVE DOOR TRIM (a) Remove the screw cap. (b) Remove the 4 screws. (c) Insert a screwdriver between the door trim and door panel to pry the door trim. HINT: Tape the screwdriver tip before use. (d) Pull the door trim upward to remove the door trim. H06184 (e) w/ Tweeter speaker: Disconnect the connector. (f) w/ Tweeter speaker: Remove the 2 screws and tweeter speaker from the door trim. (g) Remove the 2 screws and door armrest base from the door trim.
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