Interior Door Handle Replacement

The chrome may be starting to peel off the interior door handle on some 2016-2020 Camaro models. (Fig. 9) The chrome separation may be noticed at the parting line of the handle.


Fig. 9


If the chrome trim is starting to peel, the interior door handle should be replaced. (Fig. 10) The front side door trim must be removed to access the door handle. Also disconnect the electrical connectors from the inside handle.


Fig. 10


To replace the interior door handle, the four heat stakes need to be drilled out to release the assembly. (Fig. 11) Do not drill too deeply or the hole in the substrate will become too large. Drill only enough to release the handle assembly and then use a suitable tool to remove the remaining heat stake material.


Fig. 11


The new door handle will be secured with stamp nuts. With the aid of another person, support the door handle in position before installing and tightening each stamp nut. Do not overtighten the nuts. (Fig. 12)


Fig. 12


Verify the fit of the inside door handle to the trim before reconnecting the electrical connectors and reinstalling the door trim.

For complete details on the repair procedure as well as a service parts list, refer to Bulletin #21-NA-008.


– Thanks to Kurt Hoezee

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