If for some reason you find that your Silverado’s interior door handle is in need of replacement, you can save yourself some money by doing it yourself. Changing the door handle out is fairly simply, and the biggest skill you’ll need is patience. Here’s how you can do it yourself, in your own garage, and save some major cash.
- Philips Head Screwdriver
- Putty Knife
- Drill with 3/8 Drill Bit
Start out by removing the door panel. To remove the door handle once the panel is off, you’ll need to drill out the rivet holding it in. You’ll need to use a bit to push the rivet forward — then you’ll want to slide the handle forward to be able to pull it out.
Once the handle is out of the door, you’ll notice clips behind it. Disconnect the clips using your putty knife and use your screwdriver to pry up on the rod to remove it. At this point, your door handle should you be out. It might take some wiggling, but it will come out.
With the old broken one out of the way, you are now ready to replace the door handle with a new one!