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    Feb 12, 2008, 07:39 PM
    1998 Toyota Camry inside door handle drivers side
    The plastic trim frame around the door handle on my 1998 Toyota Camry is cracked. How big of a repair/replacement job is it
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    Feb 12, 2008, 08:08 PM
    Is this inside or out? Or front or rear?
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    Feb 12, 2008, 08:28 PM
    This is the plastic bezel insde of the left front drivers door. I guess that it cracked from the cold weater and age. It is causing a bind to the electric lock mechanism and am going to fix it as soon as the weather warms up. Thanks for any advice
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    Feb 12, 2008, 08:39 PM
    That plastic piece can be popped off and then double check the lock operation.
    The bezel does become brittle, hot or cold. But the problem could also be a weak lock actuator.
    If it's already cracked, take it off and see what happens and let us know.
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    Feb 12, 2008, 08:52 PM
    Thank You Captan and Kitch I'll check it as soon as the weather clears up (ice storm right now) and report back to you
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    Feb 13, 2008, 07:10 PM
    There's a screw hidden behind a little cover. You'll see it . It's in the deepest part of the bezel. Just use a pocket screwdriver to pry it open. It swings open like a little door.
    The rest is 1-2-3.
    Stay warm.====kitch.
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    Feb 13, 2008, 07:57 PM
    Thank you again for all your input. I think that I will obtain a new bezel before working on the old one as I am sure that the old one is not repairable

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