Can anyone tell me how to remove the door handles on the inside of the car?
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Some only have a 3/8" straight pin that goes through the inner splined hub of the handle & needs to be tapped out with small thin screwdriver / nail etc. Getting it in requires using a needle nose pliers and patience.
Mine used the driven in pin.
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Ok, sounds like fun. Thank you very much for the information. The reason I’m going to take off the door panel is to install a side mirror on the passenger side. Really bad blind spot with the top up.
@Popee You don't have to remove the interior door handle.... just remove the door panel screws and slowly rotate the panel leaving the handle in place, this will give you enough access to mount the side mirror.
Great idea, thanks a bunch.
One other thing.
Most of the mirrors that end up on our cars are virtually worthless when mounted on the passenger side. They're small by today's standards and were designed to be used close to the driver (on the driver's door). And unlike modern passenger-side mirrors, they're usually not convex.
You CAN get the streamlined mirrors (and many others) with convex glass, but you usually have to make it a point to seek them out. (Stoddard and Sierra Madre generally have them, at increasingly ludicrous prices).
The convex mirrors are sorta OK on the passenger side, but still not great. I'd check out the view from the driver's seat by taping any prospective hardware in place, before removing any door cards or drilling any holes.