I am new to the forum and have just recently bought a pre-owned accord 7th gen and am loving it so far. I am not as handy as i figure most of the users of this forum however find this write up was extremely helpfulSnap out the door panel on the bottom by prying with a trim tool. If you dont have one, you might be able to get under there with a paint stirrer, and use something like the that. Just take it easy on it.
Once you pry out the bottom, Lift it up and over the lock mechanism.
You should still have one thing left to do: Unhook the door handle cable. (its the piece here with green) Pull out the green piece, then release the cable by rotating it out of the clip (I should have got a picture of that, but I had no free hand)
Hello!so this is the rear door of my 2005 honda accord. for some reason one day it just wouldn't open from the inside, but it opened fine from the outside..this is what i found when i pried it open. tips aranoid:
....also...where the heck are my courtesy lights?! are there none in the lx model?!
ok...so i've been reading..apparently a lot of people have had this problem..still dont know how mine broke before i removed the panel but...for the ghetto fix...howd you guys tape it down? o.0 i just moved out to VA and dont know any reliable mechanics...and that actuator stuff looks beyond me..
I don't know if you found an answer yet but this same thing happened to our daughter's 7th gen Accord. It was fine when I took it apart (to grease the window rail) but when snapping it back in it's holder it broke exactly like the one in the picture did. I ordered a new cable from Honda for $7. I can't believe the ability to open or close the door from the inside relies on such a fragile piece of plastic.Hello!
First, thank you, xxaznxx27, for posting the close up pictures!
Can anyone expand on how to replace just the plastic green casing, which is shown as broken in the picture, which is most likely the piece keeping the inside door handle from properly opening the door from the inside?
Can this piece be replaced by just removing the handle component and not the entire door panel?
Any directions would be greatly appreciated.
I just broke that little green piece on both of my front doors. I super glued them back together and it's working fine.I took the panel completely off just like in the photos. That looks like the only way because I can't just replace the green part since it's molded into the cable. I ordered the cable today (not the door lock cable but door handle cable, it gets a bit confusing on that site), so I am not sure how well it will go, crossing my fingers.
When it comes in I will have to take everything off again including the plastic to be able to disconnect the cable from the lock mechanism and replace it. I've never done that before so I hope it goes well. Been browsing this forum a bit and I see lots of knowledgeable people here to learn from. EDIT: And if I have problems I know where to come
Oh, in the meantime I removed a tiny screw that holds that little metal slot where the broken plastic part of cable snaps in. Then took a wire and wrapped it around that screw and then around the larger part of the cable thing that broke. That is holding it close enough to the handle to allow the door to open while I wait for the part. It's the driver's side so I had to rig something up. I hope that helps. I should provide pictures but I'm new here so not sure about all the rules on that.
I should have tried that. I still haven't been able to find time to replace the cable but my temp fix job is still holding. I'll try and take some pics when I do it because it seems like it's going to be a nightmare getting the cable into the lock mechanism. Since this thread is not really about the cable maybe I'll make a new thread on how to replace it if there isn't already one.I just broke that little green piece on both of my front doors. I super glued them back together and it's working fine.