Frequently Asked Questions Ask APW
How much would replacing the handles of a Toyota Camry cost?
Answer: Replacement handles from the dealer can reach costs of up to an outrageous $100 per piece! That doesn't include labor costs yet. However, an in-house service always guarantees anybody a job that can make the car look like it came right out of the assembly line. For a DIY job, one can find less expensive parts online which will cost only a fraction of the dealership's price. Don't spend any more on labor, and the effort results into very valuable experience from the DIY project as change.
Is there a way to fix the door handle of a Toyota Camry without removing the interior door panel?
Answer: The interior door panel of a Toyota Camry can remain in place during repairs depending on the damage of the handle and the submodel of the car. For some submodels, like the 2000 Camry LE, the handles can be replaced without the need to peel off the panel. As for others, like the LH model, the panel needs to be removed. It is recommended that any door handle replacement job should include an examination of the door's internal mechanisms. Check if the rods and bolts are still in good condition before they break and make the handle useless.
What are some of the common causes of broken Toyota Camry Door Handles?
Answer: Just like any other part of the vehicle, Toyota Camry door handles age because of natural wear and tear. The different parts eventually become brittle. However, handles can break quicker because of bad gripping accidents. One example is when ones fingertips slip off. This leads to the handles snapping back on the bezel. Sometimes, the effort to pull them may be too much which also adds stress to the handles. A way to delay these kinds of problems is by carefully opening and closing the doors at all times.