Front Door Outer Handle Replacement

KH Model

NOTE: Put on gloves to protect your hands.

1.Raise the glass fully.

2.Remove these items:

3.Remove the clip, and release the hook (A) from the latch (B), then remove the lock rod protector (C).


4.Release the retainer clip (A), then remove the lock cylinder (B). Disconnect the cylinder rod (C).


5.Disconnect the outer handle rod (A), and remove the bolts, then remove the outer handle protector (B) from the outer handle (C).


6.Pull out the outer handle (A) in the numbered sequence, and remove it.


7.Install the handle in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

  • Make sure the cylinder switch harness is routed properly (for some models).
  • Make sure each rod is connected securely.
  • Make sure the door locks and opens properly.
  • When installing the lock cylinder, leave the outer door handle bolts loose so the inner protector does not interfere with the lock cylinder, then tighten the handle bolts.
  • Install the lock cylinder retaining clip on the handle, then install the lock cylinder. Be sure the clip is fully seated in the slot on the lock cylinder.