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If your vehicle's door makes use of a Door Handle Latch as its fastener, you might end up needing a replacement latch over time. Latches are also subject to mechanical wear and tear since these are metal parts that engage each other constantly, and they also get occasional exposure to the elements when you open your doors in inclement weather. Don't fret, however, because there is an abundant supply of Door Handle Latch replacements on the market. These replacement parts are sold individually or in sets, and you can get one regardless of whether you're looking for front, rear, passenger-side or driver-side latches. You can also find actuator-equipped Door Handle Latch options for power locks. They are often made from stainless steel for total durability, so you won't need to replace those latches all the time. If you're in the market for top-caliber latches for your ride's door handles, you've come to the right place. We stock a complete range of latches built by brands that are trusted in the industry. Plus, buying an item from us means you're getting a reliable product without having to spend too much. that's because we offer products with the lowest prices, combined with a variety of other discounts and promos. Place your order now and experience these benefits firsthand!

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Quick Tips on Choosing the Right Door Handle Latch

Safety is always the priority when onboard a vehicle, especially if you've got kids in the car. You shouldn't travel if your ride's got a busted door handle latch-it is one of the components that ensure passenger safety at all times. So in case you start having trouble opening and closing your doors, make sure you get a new latch. You might ask: "How do I go about the purchase? How will I know which door handle latch to choose?" We might be able to help you out with these simple tips.

Tip no. 1: Know the specifics of your vehicle.

Knowing the exact year, make, and model of your automobile might help, but it would be useless if you don't know the specifics. This makes an owner's manual indispensable; knowing the exact specifications of every part of your auto will not only speed up the search, but it will also ensure hassle-free shopping since you'll get it right the first time.

Make sure you have this information before you shop:

  • Door type: Some vehicles such as AUVs and family vans have sliding doors, while other autos like sedans and compact cars use conventional doors.
  • Door Handle Latch Type: The next part should be able to give some information about the types of latches you may encounter while shopping.

Tip no. 2: Study your options. Look at the type of door latch design.

There are plenty of door handle latch replacements available, which makes deciding even more difficult. But don't just get any door handle latch because it is cheap or accessible; check out its specs as well.

Here are some of the door latch designs you might encounter:

  • Bear Claw Latch: This is the most common door handle latch design used in most makes and models, so you are lucky if your ride's door uses this type of latch. It will only vary for every automobile because of the differences in car door dimension and thickness.
  • Bear Jaw Latch: You might use this type of latch if you've got a vintage roadster or a convertible. It can also be used in coupes, sedans, and pickups, depending on the car manufacturer and door specs.

Other sub-classifications of the bear claw and bear jaw latches are based on the number of rotors. If you have a light-duty vehicle, you might need latches with single rotors for its doors. Two-rotor latches are typically used in heavy-duty vehicles.

  • Single Rotor Latch: This type of latch can be found in almost every car door. It can also be installed in compartment doors such as tailgates of pickups and trunks of compact vehicles.
  • Two-Rotor or Double Latch: This type of latch is commonly found in compartment doors for storage trucks or armed vehicles. If you're the type who uses trucks for the job, then you might need a double latch.

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4-Step Guide to Door Handle Latch Replacement

Having trouble getting in and out of the car? There's no need to kick and bust down your door-just switch your busted door handle latch to a new one. Door handle latches wear out easily due to regular use and exposure to friction. No worries though; changing the latch is an easy task although it may take a little longer for inexperienced DIYers. And the best part? You can finish it in 4 easy steps.

Difficulty: Easy

Things you'll need:

  • Screwdriver
  • Lubricant spray (e.g. WD-40)
  • Trim stick
  • Torx wrench
  • Door handle latch replacement

Steps:

  1. Unplug the negative cable from the car battery and disconnect power controls and window cranks before removing the door panel. You can use the trim stick and the hooked tool to detach the connectors, clips, and other interfering components.
  2. Take out the inner door liners in the trim panel using the screwdriver and disconnect the link or actuator rods held by the clips. Afterwards, remove all the nuts and bolts that secure the door and its handle using the Torx wrench.
  3. Attach the latch replacement to the door; carefully lace the handle on the door and secure it in place using the nuts and bolts. Connect the latch to the handle and lock cylinder using the link or actuator rods. Secure it with the clips. Reconnect other electrical wirings that you removed.
  4. Re-install the door and all the components you took out (wires, controls, nuts, bolts, etc.) Get a waterproof seal and apply it around the edges. Leave it to dry for a few hours. Re-attach the liner to the trim panel.

CAUTION:

If you have not tried it before, avoid disassembling the locks of your vehicle. It contains small springs and other components that might get lost if not handled properly.