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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-14-2011, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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crappy interior door handles

so on all 4 of my inside door handles the plastic cup has broken off into multiple pieces...anyone have any ideas how to get cheap door panels??? the dealer wants 600 bucks a pop even though they admit its a huge design flaw that they needed to fix...jerks...

thanks guys in advance!
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Mine's broken on my driver's door.
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My front two doors are cracked as well. There was a thread about this a while back, and unfortunately I don't think anyone found a cheaper solution to the cosmetic cracking issue, unless you get lucky and find 4 good panels at a salvage yard or something. One member posted a solution to a related problem of the actual handle mechanism that had broken, but not the cosmetic chips. Check these out:

https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...ead.php?t=2858

https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...ad.php?t=13095
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No problems here. Hopefully I never have that problem as it seems like its an expensive fix.




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3 out of 4 of my doors handles are shattered... the second row door on the passenger side was completely destroyed and the handle hangs out of the door.. the dealer said "that's weird" i said "yeah it is..."
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I installed one of the kits on my driver's door today. Getting the pin thru with the tension spring can be a pain. Also, after I reinstalled the door panel the factory screw would not reach to the inner door sheet metal to re-secure it. I'll have to get a longer screw. Is the kit worth $325, no. But it sure beats Over $500 for a door panel. And by the way the door panels from Chrysler are on back order, with no date as to when they will be available.

Pinno, if your interior is Kakai, I have 3 of my kits left. 1 left door & 2 rights.
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Thank the Man upstairs, my door handles are holding up. I have had my middle seat fold down lever break, which is a pain. I haven't researched the cost to replace yet although I keep a pair of waterpumps close by. I basically blame it on Chrysler outsourcing, and have no solution other than to get one from the dealer. Maybe I will someday......
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Motorcity?

Who is making this handle kit?
Nope, mine are fine but I want to add the supplier to my reference list.

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I got the kits at the website below. It takes a little navigating to find them. Their made by Zack Thrasher. He only got in a few kits and he told me he had 175 people on a waiting list. The part #'s are ZT103 for Gray & ZT104 for Kakai

http://www.denlorstools.com/

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I got the kits at the website below. It takes a little navigating to find them. Their made by Zack Thrasher. He only got in a few kits and he told me he had 175 people on a waiting list. The part #'s are ZT103 for Gray & ZT104 for Kakai

http://www.denlorstools.com/
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