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Just purchased a 2003 EX-L from a Honda Dealer. Before buying I noticed the driver side slide door auto close worked with the fab and the driver panel switch but not when clicking the actual door handle. The dealer service team quoted the sales rep $450 which he was not willing to do. I told him I would fix it myself and he took off $177.

So I tried searching for this issue on the forum but didn't find anything where just the door handle switch didn't work. Any suggestions/thoughts? Honda P/N's would be nice because I have a parts connection.

This is my 6th Honda but my first ODY as we just added another member to our family. Of course my wife will never let me live it down if I never get this handle fixed.

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Eric
 

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i just had this problem and the rubber stopper had fallen out causing the door to travel too far back. check the door track, and then find a good indy honda mechanic in your area for larger issues.
 

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When you pull the handle it extends a plunger at the switch in the rear door frame. Anything that causes misalignment of the door can move the plunger enough to miss the switch. Check the rubber stop as mentioned above and if that isn't it check for missing rollers, bad switch, rod and travel in the door, door handle assembly. Going by what the dealer wanted chances are it has roller problems.
 

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Any chance it's just the child safety lock? One of ours got flipped one time and the door handle (maybe only interior handle?) didn't work but the key fob and drivers switches still worked.
 

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with ours when the doors do not operate I just pull it open part way and it starts the door moter running. Finishing the job; it then seems to work afterwards.
I will proably be working it in the future.
 

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You have not stated your problem with specificity so I will try to fill in the blanks...

When you say the door handle, if it is just the interior handle, it could be the child safety lock switch. If you try to move the switch and it does not move, then it is probably jammed because perhaps a door lock actuator has been replaced and the installer did not properly engage the lock with the safety lock switch. You will only be able to see this by removing the door panel.

If it is not the switch, then maybe one of the cables that activates the door to slide open is disengaged. You will need to look at that as well.

If the outside handle is the one that does not work and you already ruled out the other two, perhaps it is the link between the door handle to the mechanism that activates the switch that broke or something like that.

All of these items can only be checked by removing the interior door panel and activating the door handles and flipping the child lock safety switch and ensuring that it is properly engaged to the lock mechanism.
 

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Neither inner or outer handle works to activate the door motor. It also doesn't work if I try to start opening the door manually. Also, when I do try to move the door manually (it doesn't work), then when I try to use the key fab to finish the job it will close the door and then immediately open it again. I then have to use the panel switch to close it (and keep closed).
 
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