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Posted: 1/17/2015 6:11:35 PM EST
Replacing the driver's door handle on my son's 2000 Honda Accord LX. The only video on Youtube is pretty much a video of the back of the guy's head.

I go this off the back of the lock in disassembly. Can't get it back on. The pimply faced youth at Advance sold me snap ring pliers (which don't work because it's not a snap ring).

Help.



It fits around a plastic insert that's an incomplete circle and the two wings slip over the ends of the plastic. Can't find the tool because I don't know what it's called and the Honda parts schematic doesn't sow it (I think it comes with the lock cylinder).
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 6:19:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/17/2015 6:22:21 PM EST by scarecrow31]
In before its a dikfir

Wow, 10 minutes and no serious answers yet. Sorry man I thought someone would come around and make me look like an ass by now.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 6:22:58 PM EST
It's smiling at me







better get the snap on tool, harbor freight wont do
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 6:25:48 PM EST
A couple of pairs of needle nose pliers or screwdrivers?

Link Posted: 1/17/2015 6:27:29 PM EST
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It's smiling at me

better get the snap on tool, harbor freight wont do
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Can't get a tool if you don't know what it is.

Google image search gave me nada.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 6:29:35 PM EST
No room (up in the corner of the door with only ' side access' (working at a partially obstructed angle).
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 6:30:40 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ODA_564:
Can't get a tool if you don't know what it is.

Google image search gave me nada.
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Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
It's smiling at me







better get the snap on tool, harbor freight wont do
Can't get a tool if you don't know what it is.

Google image search gave me nada.



Free bump


Pimples sold you an inside snap ring plier, didn't he You want it to get bigger so you wanted the outside snap ring pliers -- maybe
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 6:35:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By nat103:
A couple of pairs of needle nose pliers or screwdrivers?

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Link Posted: 1/17/2015 6:35:53 PM EST
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Free bump


Pimples sold you an inside snap ring plier, didn't he You want it to get bigger so you wanted the outside snap ring pliers -- maybe
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Originally Posted By ODA_564:
Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
It's smiling at me

better get the snap on tool, harbor freight wont do
Can't get a tool if you don't know what it is.

Google image search gave me nada.



Free bump


Pimples sold you an inside snap ring plier, didn't he You want it to get bigger so you wanted the outside snap ring pliers -- maybe
Que?
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 6:36:03 PM EST
May be a circlip.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 6:41:19 PM EST


The spring is called a "Hinge End Torsion Spring"

Can you not use a pair or needle nose or other long nose pliers to pinch the two "legs" to get in into place?

Link Posted: 1/17/2015 6:47:17 PM EST
Take a pair of 90 deg needle-nose piers and grab 1 end.

Pull down and lift that leg out. Repeat on the other leg.

You'll have more fun putting it back in.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 6:52:59 PM EST
That is the spring that returns the cylinder and key to center after you turn it.
You may just need to slide it over the end of the cylinder with no tools required.
Post pics of the cylinder and the plastic piece.

Link Posted: 1/17/2015 7:09:56 PM EST
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That is the spring that returns the cylinder and key to center after you turn it.
You may just need to slide it over the end of the cylinder with no tools required.
Post pics of the cylinder and the plastic piece.

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That will have to wait until daylight and warmth (I have no garge or shop so all is done in the driveway).
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 7:46:43 PM EST
The pot metal that the lock cylinder is made of is crap. Tangs are twisted off. Needs new lock cylinder I betcha
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:24:14 AM EST
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Originally Posted By somedudefromhouston:
The pot metal that the lock cylinder is made of is crap. Tangs are twisted off. Needs new lock cylinder I betcha
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Tangs are fine. I took it off.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:29:43 AM EST
taint paint applicator
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:39:23 AM EST
Long needle nose pliers. Been there, done that, it is a pain in the ass.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 5:48:30 PM EST
Had to take the lock cylinder assembly out and put it on that way.

Link Posted: 1/18/2015 5:49:56 PM EST
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Link Posted: 1/18/2015 6:32:55 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Keekleberrys:
wait till your husband gets home


you need reversible snap ring pliers, ones that spread & contract
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Thanks, Mildred. Its on and back together and everything works (and snap ring pliers weren't the right tool - even reversible ones).
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 6:56:01 PM EST
Something like that almost always needs a couple of bandaids and a dab of alcohol.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 6:58:46 PM EST
Cock ring. I suggest a rubber replacement. If there's an incident and the pictured one needs cut off -- yikes.
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