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broken exterior door handles

looking for some help.. 2006 300c . the chrome exterior door pulls are breaking. 1 in the rear broke last year now the drivers door..... they have not broken 'clean' off .. wanna fix this.. any advice .. did a search but i suck .. lol. went to ebay and it looks like its just the pull itself and im guessing i need an assemby or inside hardware.. any one?
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Is it just the cover or the entire handle?

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the chrome handle is perfectly fine. its the assembly hardware that is inside the door...
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Yeah, they might have what you need. So will a dealer. And check RockAutodotcom
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Wait, the metal rods broke or the plastic clips to the door handles?
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hmm. not sure what u mean. i would take a picture but cant zoom into that little area..
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Wait, the metal rods broke or the plastic clips to the door handles?
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doubt its the latch assembly sounds like your clips that lock the rod into place are toast
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Cheap plastic from Chrysler is again the likely cause. Take off your door panel and have a look. There will be a steel rod in there. See if it is catching anything.

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3 of the 4 door handles on my 2006C have broken. They handles are plastic and they SUCK. My 2-1/2 year old daughter just broke the most recent victim. The part of the handle that is fixed to the door (not the latch part that goes through the door) is what breaks, so the handle flops around when you open it now. I really like the car, but the cheap-o trim really ticks me off. Really Chrysler? A door handle held to the car by a thin, cheap piece of plastic? Really? A 2-1/2 year old girl can break it?

I found some places on the internet that sell replacement handles relatively inexpensive - around $40. All you have to do is remove the inside door panel and unscrew 2 screws. A weekend mechanic can get it done in under 1 hour. Not the biggest deal, but extremely frustrating to have to keep replacing door handles. At least I can say this: I have 114,000 miles on it, and I have never replaced the original brakes (I do live in CA) and the motor still seems plenty strong, so if I have to replace a $40 door handle every now and then, I guess that's the price to pay for a good motor.
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