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Hello, someone attempted to break into my Buick, they broke the door handle, I have only found 1 screw to remove (underneath the red door light). I think there are clips that can break off? They also broke something off in my trunk lock, looks like a screwdriver or drill bit. Any help would be very appreciated, I have bought the new GM parts from a GM dealer and now can not replace them.
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ok i found the screws removed the panel on the door, but now I can't reach the two screws holding the door handle in place on the other side of the window, please say I don't have to remove the glass.
 

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Rear Side Door Outside Handle Replacement
Removal Procedure
  1. Important: Ensure that the window is in the full-up position.
    <LI type=1>Remove the trim panel. Refer to Rear Side Door Trim Panel Replacement . <LI type=1>Remove the water deflector. Refer to Rear Side Door Water Deflector Replacement . <LI type=1>Remove the outside handle rod from the latch.


    <LI type=1>Remove the plugs (3). <LI type=1>Remove the 2 fasteners (2) from the handle assembly. <LI type=1>Gently flex the lower ribs to the side in order to allow the ribs to disengage from the outer panel flange.
  2. Remove the outside handle (1).
Installation Procedure


  1. <LI type=1>Install the outside handle (1). <LI type=1>Apply pressure at the lower portion of the handle assembly and snap the ribs into place. Notice: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.
    <LI type=1>Install the fasteners (2). Tighten
    Tighten the 2 fasteners (2) to 7 N·m (62 lb in).
    <LI type=1>Install the rod to the latch. Push up on the outside handle rod in order to remove excess play in the system. <LI type=1>Install the rod in the clip. <LI type=1>Install the plugs (3). <LI type=1>Install the water deflector. Refer to Rear Side Door Water Deflector Replacement .
  2. Install the trim panel. Refer to Rear Side Door Trim Panel Replacement .
 

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Rear Side Door Trim Panel Replacement
Removal Procedure


  1. <LI type=1>Remove the door handle trim plate (3). <LI type=1>Remove the armrest cover plate (5). <LI type=1>Remove the 2 screws (4) from the armrest. <LI type=1>Remove the courtesy lamp assembly (2). <LI type=1>Remove the screw from behind the lamp assembly. <LI type=1>Remove the trim panel. Lift up on the trim panel in order to disengage the hooks on the backside of the panel (1).
  2. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
Installation Procedure


  1. <LI type=1>Connect the electrical connectors. <LI type=1>Install the door trim panel by engaging the hooks on the backside of the panel (1). <LI type=1>Ensure that the door trim panel is fully seated prior to fastener installation. <LI type=1>Install the screw behind the lamp assembly. <LI type=1>Install the courtesy lamp assembly (2). <LI type=1>Install the 2 screws (4) in the armrest. <LI type=1>Install the armrest cover plate (5).
  2. Install the door handle trim plate (3).
 
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