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Accord 2003 front door lock cable repair

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Old 01-06-2010, 11:51 AM
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The inside door handle on the driver side of my Accord 2003 does not operate the door mechanism anymore. I had to get out on the passenger side today. I can open the door from outside but not from inside. I am going to open the darn thing and look inside to see what's is broken. Anyr instructions/tips to remove the front door panel of a 2003 Honda accord? I searched the forum and only found instructions for a 2000 rear door.
 
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:04 PM
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OK well I found out how to remove the door panel. Very easy actually. Now I can see that the door handle cable is broken.
 
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:34 PM
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Fixed my broken cable without having to replace it. All together 1h of work
 
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:20 AM
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Pretty good; thanks for telling us the result.

How'd you fix it? Maybe that'll help others who run into this in the future.
 
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:29 PM
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I used a thin metal wire that I crimped on the original cable. The first pic shows where the cable broke. The second pic shows the repair I made by crimping the metal wire and attaching it to the back of the door handle.
 
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:53 PM
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well done! a nice DIY solution without incurring the cost of a new cable.
 
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:45 AM
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Thanks; I'll move this to the DIY section.
 
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:43 AM
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So glad I found this forum and thread. Earlier this week my door handle did the same thing. I went to get out of my car and felt something inside the door release or snap and I couldn't open the door. Had to roll down the window, reach out and open the door, then put the window back up.


Anyways, I just fixed the problem. Only my cable didn't actually snap, it just somehow became unhitched from the handle mechanism. I pushed the end of the cable back into the mechanism then wrestled with the door panel to get it back on, but all is fixed. Took less than an hour.
 
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:57 AM
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Solutions are what makes this forum work..Thanks Guys...
 
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I am going to have to try this when I get home, same thing: 2003 Honda Accord Drivers Side Door.....it sounded like it either snapped or disconnected.

I really don't feel like going Dukes of Hazzard while entering and exiting my vehicle.
 

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