Pulled door handle off when frozen!, how do I refit it ?
2003 Citroen C3 Pluriel

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Phil Lockwood
Driver
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Problem added: Feb 1, 2013 (8 years ago)
Did not realise door was frozen solid gave door handle the usual tug to open after unzapping the remote from the key. nothing, so I gave the handle a harder pull only to be left with the door handle in my hand. It dosent look broken just off from it's fixings at either end. How do I refit it ?, I can't see a way into removing the door panels from inside the door either. Currently accessing the car from the passenger side, what a pain! help!

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Car: Citroen C3
Variant: Pluriel
Model Year: 2003
Category: Leaks & Noises
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whittingehame
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19,189 points

Feb 1, 2013 (8 years ago)
Best bet to get a Haynes workshop manual which usually shows pictures of what is needed to strip down door trim and susequently repair lock . Get them in the likes of Halfords or try local library .
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bustedknuckles
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2,304 points

Feb 1, 2013 (8 years ago)
You probably require a new handle as it will be broken.
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paulieone
Legend
1,786 points

Feb 2, 2013 (8 years ago)
as long as the 'u ' shape at the front end is intact and the hooked part at the back end is ok you should be able to refit it.

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