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W-body broken door handle

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trinacriabob    20

I waxed the 92 Regal this past weekend and got an oil change. So far, so good.

Went to the train station on Monday. When I got to the parking lot after work, the door handle (spring) gave out. I had to get in through the passenger door, by unlocking the driver door through leaning over the console.

What's the story with these? Easy to replace? Re-keying required? You can see most of the assembly inside the pillar. Oh well, after almost 17 years... Any help is appreciated.

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Drew Dowdell    4,938

They are fairly easy to replace. No re-keying is required. I had to do it on my Cutlass Convertible and I did it in my driveway with very basic tools.

You can often find them on Ebay.

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trinacriabob    20
They are fairly easy to replace. No re-keying is required. I had to do it on my Cutlass Convertible and I did it in my driveway with very basic tools.

You can often find them on Ebay.

Thanks. As one opens the door, the "cavity" they sit in and the bolts that hold them in, seem reachable. I wondered about the re-keying and am starting to look for the parts. OEM stuff is $$$...aarrgh.

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gmpartsgirl    0

If its a 2 door W-body, look for it on ebay or something, they're like $250 or something stupid from GM. It's totally awful. Should be an easy replacement.

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Thanks. As one opens the door, the "cavity" they sit in and the bolts that hold them in, seem reachable. I wondered about the re-keying and am starting to look for the parts. OEM stuff is $$$...aarrgh.

Pssst, it's time for a new car ... :smilewide:

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Croc    263
Pssst, it's time for a new car ... :smilewide:

Oh please. Those are great cars. Really good design, too. I say fix it and keep riding it til it gives out.

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trinacriabob    20
Pssst, it's time for a new car ... :smilewide:

PCS, the LaCrosse IS the new car. This is the second car which I go to the train station with. Wise up. :smilewide:

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trinacriabob    20
Besides, what kind of retard would buy a new car because the damn door handle broke?

I called a few junkyards.

Part price: $ 25

Labor price (assuming I'll do it correctly - hey, I did the fan blower motor :spin:): $ 0

I'm supposed to go pick up the part next week when I get back from out of town.

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Croc    263
You mean you never saw anyone buy a car because their floor mats were dirty, I have ... :smilewide:

But were they dirty because their latte kept falling out of the cupholders?

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trinacriabob    20
You mean you never saw anyone buy a car because their floor mats were dirty, I have ... :smilewide:

Those kind of people either live behind gates...or are stupid. :smilewide:

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