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Unread 10-18-2009, 03:38 PM   #1
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Exterior Paddle Handles

Hey everyone,

I have searching for a while on this forum about how to attach the outside door handles for full doors. I've read a number of threads and still cant figure out how to get them on their securely. Any kind of simple explanation will definitely help

The picture I've attached is one of the clips. If anyone can use this to explain the process would be extremely helpful.





Thanks a lot!

EDIT: just another picture for reference.

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Unread 10-18-2009, 04:27 PM   #2
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Do you have the shims that go in those clips? They look like a miniature hand saw blade. If these are the full (edit: I see they are) doors, its best to do it with the glass out. Use a piece of rod and a hammer, and tap the shims into place. If you need more info let me know, I don't remember how to do it on half doors though.

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Unread 10-18-2009, 05:07 PM   #3
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Are the shims included with the handle? or are they supposed to be with the door?

This is what i got with the handle:

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They should have been with the door. I'm sure you could cut a piece of metal to replace the shim.

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Unread 10-18-2009, 07:04 PM   #5
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What's the shims purpose? do you happen to have a diagram or anything showing what the shim does or how it goes in?

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Unread 10-19-2009, 03:49 PM   #6
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Did a little looking around online, found these which im guessing are the shims that I need? Place that is selling them says they are for a '81-'89 CJ. Can I use them on my YJ?

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Did a little looking around online, found these which im guessing are the shims that I need? Place that is selling them says they are for a '81-'89 CJ. Can I use them on my YJ?

Yep, those are the shims, you should be able to order them through you auto parts stores, autozone... advanced autos and so fourth. good luck, they are a pain to get in there but doable.
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awesome! thanks a lot!
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Unread 10-26-2009, 03:57 PM   #9
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Bump!

got the shims and now I'm trying to figure out how they go in. Which way are the teeth supposed to face?
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Unread 10-26-2009, 05:23 PM   #10
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You should see the where the shim/wedge slides in on each side of the handle and you should also see a small spring on each side - these small springs are there to "click down" in the notches of the wedge to keep it from sliding back.

Here's a picture from a manual showing most of the components - this wedge is called a "Door Handle Keeper" in the picture:

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I noticed that the shims on the parts diagram seem to be inserted upwards. On my doors, they were inserted from the top. From the top sucks. Any comments or experiences of others? I can not paste the parts diagram page here to show others, but the shims are pointing upwards.
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