Passenger Door Panel Help

MrDJ

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Dec 4, 2011
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Waxahachie, TX
Ever since having my window actuator replaced by the stealership (I know, I know, but it was under warranty...), I have been having an issue with my passenger door. The handle has been really loose when tugging on it to close the door. I just took off the little control panel and found this...

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I turned the little bracket back how it was supposed to be.

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Also, the clip on the top triangular piece is snapped off. I figure I am going to need a whole new door panel but I am terrified at how much that will cost. My truck is still under warranty but I also figure that this will cost less to fix myself than my deductible is.

Does anybody know the part number for the whole door panel? I will probably look at GM Parts Direct unless somebody can point me in a better direction.

Much appreciated!
 

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Sparky

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Dec 4, 2011
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For something like that I'd check out a junkyard.
 

jrSS

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Dec 4, 2011
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IF it were ME...I would take it back and tell them to fix it after all u didn't do it. They broke it not u
 

MrDJ

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Dec 4, 2011
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Waxahachie, TX
jrSS said:
IF it were ME...I would take it back and tell them to fix it after all u didn't do it. They broke it not u

Unfortunately, it has been quite a while since I had it done, and I never noticed it. I never sit on the passenger side and it was only recently brought to my attention. I don't think they would honor a replacement since it has been several months.
 

McGMT

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Jun 17, 2012
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If you really wanna try to save a bunch of loot you could try some plastic epoxy and throw a strip of metal along it with two tiny screws or pop-rivets. A little homebrew fix that might work as long as u keep the goons off the handle and nobody would ever know you did it.
 

trailblazertx

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Jun 17, 2012
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This piece broke on my drivers side door and it caused the handle to be really loose. After some research I found that they don't make that bracket piece by itself - you have to replace the entire door panel. If you look around - a ton of those door panels that are available on ebay and at junkyards also have that piece broken.

I used JP Weld Epoxy to put it back together. Haven't had a problem since...

I think there were 3 bolts holding that bracket into the door - just take those off and it makes it much easier to do repairs to that piece.

Like someone else said earlier - it would probably help to reinforce it with a bracket of some kind - but I didn't and it has held up great so far.
 

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