Car Exterior Door Handles for Pontiac Vibe
The Pontiac Vibe was a compact car manufactured from model year 2002 through 2010. It was a joint venture between the Ford Motor Company and Toyota and similar to the Toyota Matrix family sedan. After years of driving, the exterior door handle of the car may need to be replaced due to rust, corrosion, a broken lock, or a broken fastener.What are the features of Pontiac Vibe back door handles?
- Chrome hardware: The door hardware parts feature chrome and stainless-steel materials. These materials resist rust and corrosion, which is important when driving on roads that have been treated with salt or brine or when automotive fluids splash onto your vehicle.
- Powder-coated steel construction: The exterior door handle is made of powder-coated steel and finished with black. This allows it to coordinate with the interior hardware parts. Its smooth finish makes it aesthetically appealing.
- Ergonomic design: The ergonomic design of the front and rear door parts makes it easy for both left-handed and right-handed persons to open the door with their dominant hand.
- Determine which door of your Pontiac Vibe requires a replacement handle.
- Choose handles compatible with the model year of your Pontiac Vibe. Different models might have slightly different sizing and styling for the front passengers and drivers doors.
- Choose your desired manufacturer for the handle. You can select handles for your Pontiac Vibe made by the Original Equipment Manufacturer or parts made by other companies such as Toyota, General Motors, or Motor King. There are also unbranded and aftermarket handles available for your Pontiac Vibe door.
To do the replacement, remove the inner door panel using a Phillips head or flat-head screwdriver. Save the parts that attach the panel to the door as you will need to put them back onto the vehicle when you are done with the replacement. Remove any wiring connections to the door handle, such as those that allow for keyless entry. Remove the bolts that attach the handle into place. Remove any waterproofing materials. Lift the handle out from the exterior view of the car. Put the replacement opener into the opening where the old one fit into the vehicles door. Add some automotive lubricant to the doors locking mechanism and the handles hardware. Reattach the waterproofing and the housing bolts. Reconnect the doors wires for keyless entry if applicable. Put the interior door panel back onto the vehicle.