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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
The door handle partially broke when I opened the driver's side door on
my gray 2000 Camry LC . It is a piece of molded plastic. The part
that broke is a flat strip of plastic that one puts their hand under
and lifts up in order to engage the opening mechanism.

The dealer wants $90 for the part and another $90 for install. Does
anyone know where these handles can be obtained cheaper? I have found
a supplier that will sell after market for around $30 but only in
black. I need gray.

Thanks

Tim
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Try a local wrecking yard. The Ford dealer wanted $160 for the plastic
lens for my mustang's rear taillight.

Local wrecking yard sold the whole light assembly (in excellent
condition) for $60. Replacing the lens only would have been a somewhat
fussy job. Popping in the assembly was quick and easy. Nowadays a lot
of folks forget how friendly a place the local wrecker can be....
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I have tried all the wrecking yards in my area. I have called two in
Florida where we will be spending the winter. They just are not
available. One junk yard told me they are a dealer item only.
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
On 15 Dec 2005 06:25:06 -0800, [email protected] wrote:

>The door handle partially broke when I opened the driver's side door on
>my gray 2000 Camry LC . It is a piece of molded plastic. The part
>that broke is a flat strip of plastic that one puts their hand under
>and lifts up in order to engage the opening mechanism.
>
>The dealer wants $90 for the part and another $90 for install. Does
>anyone know where these handles can be obtained cheaper? I have found
>a supplier that will sell after market for around $30 but only in
>black. I need gray.
>
>Thanks
>
>Tim

I've had good luck on Ebay for things like that.
 
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broken camry door handleS

Tim:

Earlier this year the door handle on my 1997 Camry broke. Then the door handle on my son's 2000 Camry broke. I think there must be a lot of this going on out there. Anyone know of any secret warranties etc?

Where did you find a dealer willing to replace the handle for only $90?

Paul Koehler
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
I plan on keeping my car for a while, so I paid the 90 and installed it
myself. You can get the black and paint it with matching paint, but what a
pain that is. Install is not very hard, but does involve taking the
interior door trim off. A flashlight helps too. 30-45 min job.
 
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