Discussion in 'Exterior' started by Denali2k8, Oct 7, 2019.
Yea gotta take off the door panel to access the bolts. Took me a couple of hours on all 4 doors.
Not hard at all, my daughters have done them on ours vehicles and they started when they were 14 or 15. There are tutorials on here too with photos.
Since you have a Denali, I'll assume you have chrome handles. I swapped the OEM chrome handles on my Tahoe for painted ones and put two of the chrome ones on a friend's 2-door Sierra so I have two chrome handles left over. One was broken in the spot where they always break (still worked) and I repaired and reinforced it with metal. Pics and write-up are somewhere on here. It's way more solid than stock. They're from the rear doors, but you can swap the arms to use them in the front if that's what you need.
I don't believe I'd ever use them. PM me if you're interested.
Found the write-up:
Are the Ultra-Power door handles from Rock Auto any good? Looking at a chrome one for the right rear on my 2013 Suburban.
Anyone ever find a place that makes aftermarket STEEL handles? I have an '07 denali and I've broke 3 door handles now from pulling on them trying to open a frozen door. One of them I have already replaced once and it's broken again. Sick of these cheap plastic POS's breaking.
I was thinking about making a bolt through mod to the one I will be taking off.... Cant make a chrome plate/stud weldment but I can polish stainless to a mirror finish.
Are you breaking OEM or aftermarket handles?
Both. 2 of them were factory handles, the one I re-broke was an aftermarket from dorman.
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