Today I had a parcel come from the Slovakia. Opening the box reviled this. A part for the Skoda Superb Mk2. An interior drivers door handle.
And interesting bit of plastic. What was going to be more interesting would be changing it.
To get the trim off start at this end. Push your trim levers in and it will pop up slightly making breaking plastic noises.
Not to worry, it is just the plastic clips inside releasing.
Where you have to use some force use a much wider blade underneath to protect the plastic trim you are not removing.
Once you have gone down the line, it will pump up.
As you lift up rotate it up via the front.
Once loose, the cables need removing from the switches.
The mirror switch is easy, prise from the rear and
rotate around the front and lift out.
The windown switch however is much more firmly held into position.
Remove the difficult to remove wiring plug, it is tightly on. Pull the light blue tag which is held down by a spring. It will release but it is tricky.
yay it is off.
Manky handle. Now lets take this somewhere, where we can work on it to get the window buttons out.
So here we have the old and new.
To get the window buttons out, cut the one side of the box off that is holding the buttons in. Cut along with a Stanley knife across where the tags are, making sure you o not break the tags. Once like this they are only held in by 3 other clips on the other side, which makes it so much easier to get it out.
Prise on the side with the tags still in and gently push on the window buttons, and pop, it comes out of position.
And then sit them in the new grab handle.
Press on the back and click they will be very snug once more.
The then in with the mirror switch.
Lets say goodbye to the old manky handle, and dispose of it carefully in accordance with your local refuse rules.
Take the handle to the car.
Plug the wires in.
And then position the grand handle so the front and outer faces are being inserted first.
You should get to a position like this.
Then push firmly down and go all around it.
And that is great. No more urrg when you close the door.