Attatched to the Control Panel is the handle -ap3044868.I need to replace this and just now ordered the part. I have the little spring and handle link (metal rod)that felled outtha old handle is broken and loose inside. I know I need to remove the console to put it in, but I do not know how to use the rod and spring. Any tips?
Answer Hi Travis. The spring and rod will apply pressure to the handle when installed properly, so the handle is not loose. The Longer L-end of the lever will rest inside the back of the door handle. The spring will hook into the bottom center of the handle on the narrow center flange. There will be a notch in the same location on the inner side of the inner door panel to hook the other end of the spring. You should be a very visible area and even the scratch marks where the spring broke off.The service manual does not give a actual indication of the latch spring at all Handle part # 9743903. Thank You.