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The exterior door handle on my 2007 Kia Sorento broke.I can still open the door with the interior door handle. How do I remove the door panel to see what part broke?


here's the panel removel

here's the panel removel info, no pics, they donn't post here.
i can send to email ad. if needed, let me know.
mws919

Front Door Panel Removal and Installation

Disconnect negative battery cable.

Remove door inner handle cover.
Remove door inner handle cover screw (1).
Remove inner handle cover.
Remove outside rearview mirror garnish.

Remove garnish from door frame.
Disconnect electrical connector.

Remove assist grip cover. (only passenger side)
Remove assist grip cover.
Remove screws (2).

Remove door trim.
Remove door pull handle screw (1).
Remove door trim fasteners (4).
Disconnect electrical connector.
Loosen the door trim mounting screws. Release the clips that hold the door trim, then remove the door trim by pulling it upward. Disconnect the power window switch connector, power mirror connector, and door courtesy lamp connector (if applicable).
Installation is the reverse of removal.

Hello mws919, Can you please

Hello mws919,

Can you please email me some pictures as that would be very helpful in addition to your text instruction.

I have a 2003 Sorento and just tonight my front right side passenger door handle pulled out more than it should and did NOT open the door. So I believe I will need to order a replacement door handle kit. Would be nice to see how to take all items off in pictures.

My email address is vadim@247media.com

Thank you very much.

well i can try to explain it

well i can try to explain it to you. i don't have pictures or anything.

first, look behind the door handle (that you use to open the door from the inside). there's a plastic cover with a notch in it. take a flathead screwdriver and pop that cover out. take out the philips screw and slide the plastci cover out from behind the door latch handle.

in the door handle (the handle that you pull the door closed) there's a plastic "cup" and usually they have a small rubber mat in the bottom to cover up screw. take a flathead screwdriver and gently pry the rubber mat out of the bottom of the "cup". there will be a philips screw down there to take out.

if you have power windows and have tweeter pods you may want to pop the tweeter pods off of the door at this point. there's two metal clips that hold them in place. the pods just pop off of the door when you pull on them.

if i remember correctly there's gonna be 3 of those plastic philips head screw/clip goodies holding the door panel on. two will be in the front part of the door (end of the door closest to the hinges) and another one on the bottom corner of the door (on the bottom side of the door). take those out and you should be able to pull the door panel away from the door a little bit and pull up on the panel and it should slide up and off the door. if it doesn't there could be another screw or something hanging up somewhere. if you have power windows make sure you pull the panel away from the door and look behind it and unhook the connectors for the power mirrors and power windows (if equipped) before you pull up on the panel to slide it off the door.

Vadim, We have yet to hear

Vadim,

We have yet to hear from you. Thank you for trusting this forum for your auto repair needs. Since we volunteer our time and expertise here, we ask that you please follow up with your postings.

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Thank You.

GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS!!!

Hope you got it fixed

Hope you got it fixed roblw80. I found some video info on youtube; if you should need it.

Vadim, Since we volunteer our

Vadim,

Since we volunteer our time and expertise to this forum, we ask that you please follow up with your postings.

In other words, kindly take a moment to let us know if your issue has been resolved or not. This will allow us to (either) continue helping you, or close your thread and move onto to helping others.

Additionally this forum attracts many “Readers”. Readers are “Non Contributing” mechanics and individuals who just come to the forum to read and learn from our answers.

If you have resolved your issue, and for the benefit of the “Readers”, would you kindly post (how and what) was finally done to resolve your problem?

Thank You.

GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS!!!

Here's a youtube video on the

Here's a youtube video on the subject. It's for an 2005 sorento, but the process is about the same for the '07.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqkQNHIHH8w

Vadim and roblw80, Many

Vadim and roblw80,

Many folks simply ask a repair question just to get an answer. Once they have that answer, they never respond with an update or the outcome of the repair.

On the other hand, there are those folks who will simply put off (or delay) a repair for their own personal reasons. Point is, if you still need help with this repair we’re ready to help you. Just let us know.

GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS!!!


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