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Sienna broken back handle

How to fix a broken back handle on an early model Sienna Edit

I was openning my hatch one day and I heard a pop. My hatch broke.

There are a few on how to fix a handle, but I have some for you.

First pull the plastic flaps on either of the inside handle. 1

Next the strap used to pull the down.

Now you can remove the large

Now remove the three bolts in the of the next picture, and push out the clip on the right. Not the three / nuts with the washers form a triangle at the center of the but the smaller gold colored that run straight across the beginning at the far left. Watch you don’t lose the plastic as I did. (We had to twist the white clip on the far right (past the screws, and the electrical tape cord) to get the panel to pop off the outside of the van then retwist it when we put it on.)

Next disconnect the from the inside.

Now you can remove the handle by carefully removing the at the end of the shaft and sliding the shaft You may have to loosen a screw to do

Now at this point you can go down to the dealer and purchase this little nothing of a handle for or try to screw + epoxi it back

Mark — HUGE for putting this together especially the photos! 20 minutes and a that I had already. Made for a simple and cheap repair! of all — No trip to the dealer. you again, Mark. John R.

— You rock! Thanks to page and the photos I was able to fix the handle myself. I tried the and screw method but it just again. But I was able to fin a replacement on amazon for $18. You saved me a lot of — thanks again. (February 2010)

Mark, Thank You for the clear on how to replace this hatchback handle. I bought a new part as I want to repair a broken of plastic that was already 11 old. It took me from to finish one hour and the new part in as smooth as a. I was informed by the Toyota Parts person that the Sequoia has the same handle and from the same problem as plastic part ages. cost to me, cost of the part the dealer ($150 CDN), You for the easy to read instructions and of smiles as I finished this and did not have to pay labour costs for a or other mechanic to do this. And yes handle broke one week departing on a 2 week vacation, and I now that would’ve sucked if I was out of with the family and couldn’t get access to the cargo area. 28, 2010)

Mark: Thanks a Your instructions, with couldn’t have been simple to follow. I, however, a replacement latch on E-bay, all metal, which looks it will last forever. It was w/shipping. a little more the one on Amazon, but I felt it was worth it for an all part. I mail a number a a week, and use my lift hatch a so I thought it would be worth it. again!

John Ross

broke for the third time, going to pay the dealership to fix it again. steps were GREAT, had it in about an hour. Did the second of glueing and installing a screw. If it again, i will search for the metal piece and fix it myself for taking the time to post

Jeff Jensen Greensboro,NC

was a huge help to me, thank Rushed for time, I bit the bullet and a new handle assembly from the Toyota dealer down the ($90!) but saved on the labor It took me about 15 minutes to start to finish. Thanks

JR Miami, Florida


Mark. When I drilled the for the screw, it was almost impossible to align the two pieces for a perfect fit for the After a couple of attempts to fix problem, I finally realized glueing the pieces back FIRST makes it easy to the hole properly. I then a cheapo super glue for the glue job, let it dry overnight, surrounded the break on the outside a generous amount of alphatic (Elmer’s or other similar glue), allowed that to dry then gently put the handle my vise and drilled a straight through the whole thing as you I used a 1 1/2 drywall screw, about a quarter of an inch on the opposite side of the handle. I that hole with superglue, letting it drift over the drywall screw for a solid welding job.

having lost the tiny (half washer) which the rod that goes through the to hold it on, I found that a small clevis pin retainer worked just fine. A of wire twisted a couple of would probably have effective as well.

This may be stronger than the original

Mark, thanks. Like others I too fixed the rear on my 2001 Sienna. One addition I like ot make is regarding the cover/pannel back on the hatch. I get all the rivets to allign and had to take of the plastic strips mounted on the pillars of the hatch. These are on and snap off type held in by three metallic clamps. else was exactly as described.

Zahid, TX.

All —

Tom, Valley, RI


Your saved me a large amount of I will note that the people did put an extra long (on my 1998) on the right most ( passenger side looking the aft) . the trick is to back out the head a bit and a standard socket remove the nut; or spend $4.99 for a deep set socket at OSH, et al. As for gluing the piece I submit to the dealer and just buy the from them.

Brian J. Huntington Beach, CA

P.S. Any on the passenger slider that: A) and B) will not unlock from the though the child safety a cleared.

Thank you! I your this information to the broken handle with one I at Toyota (wish I had seen the about the metal replacement at half the cost first bothers me to give Toyota money for a poorly made Would not have known how to do it your excellent instructions and Took about an hour and I am not mechanically inclined. Thanks so

Hank, Moorestown, NJ ). It from Davis Auto Thank you again for saving me a LOT of God bless you.

Sharon Alexandria, PA

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Sept 29, 2011 This was a great help! My dad and I it in under an hour. We also a metal replacement part. you so much for taking the time to the photos and post this. in Portland, OR Edit

Thanks Mark, I was so bummed out the latch handle broke I was to sell my 2001 Sienna though it is still running Then I found your article which showed me how to fix the in a couple of hours at almost no I owe you big time!!

John in Pinehurst, NC

2012 — Thank you so for publishing these instructions. I the Metal part from Worth Auto Parts Ebay) for $17.80 which shipping. I received the item in 2 and installed immediately which about 30 minutes. One small that when you replace the door piece make it is sealed so no water enters, if it is not you can use a little silicon to seal it. a Mom with children and their equipment it is essential to be able to use the Donna from Long NY

This totally helped. I consider myself mechanically I was puzzled for a few minutes at picture #2 even though you wrote you can up the outside of the handle assembly and you can see part of the license plate in the it took me a about 10 frustrating to realize I had to go OUTSIDE the van and pull on the Then, when I reattached the I didn’t thread it properly, so it work at first. Fortunately I out how to fix that in about 90 seconds.


July 2012 Another satisfied customer! Had (2001 Sienna) done in an hour — the hardest was figuring how to do the first step trying to get the panel off the inside! 🙂 I too the metal handle from the Worth Auto Parts on Received it quickly for under $20 shipping) and got the job done 3 days we leave for vacation. Many to Mark for posting this how-to!

Tom, Springfield MO

January one more thanks.  Fixed my Sienna handle (second for it) for around $20 with metal off Amazon.  Took perhaps 1  (I am mechanically so so).  Your and instructions were great.

Augusta, GA Just wanted to add my too. 1998 Sienna latch broken. Under $20 for the new one Amazon (all metal). instructions helped as well:

1. need a 10mm socket and a wrench 2. When in the van facing the hatch, the plastic cover on the slides up. The covers over the bolts (lower left corner) open from the top 3. Remove all three before to remove the back cover 4. The trim is in three pieces. You remove the top center part then the sides. 5. Pry evenly on the top piece. There are about 6 or 7 tabs holding it in place. It sound like gunshots you broke it when it comes 6. The side trim has metal holding it in place, and is hard to Pull hard and evenly. 7. the back trim is off, the door as described elsewhere. 8. are three 10 mm bolts in the middle of the door, two on the handle, one to the left the license plate lights. All come off, ideally the door open. 9. There is a tab to the right that holds the plate lights. Try to push through from the back, it if you try to pry it from the front.

Pay close to step 9.

10. Be sure to unhook the (used to open the door) the broken handle before to remove the handle

(pay attention to step 10 the cable comes out is how it goes in)

11. There are two small phillips holding the broken handle in Unscrew them (with else done) and the broken falls off. 12. Reverse the it all goes back together easily. 14. Line up the plastic with the holes in the bottom of the peaking in with a flash Get two or three in, the door will be up, go around the open door the tabs back into the 15. In my opinion it was easier to put the side and top trim back on with the open.

Our 1998 Sienna is 350k!

I have a trim tool (glorified screw It really helps with removal. $10 at Autozone.

2013 — Adding to the thank-you — another greatful Fixed my 1999 Sienna in an hr the reco about the metal etc.

DEC. 2013: one more word of thanks for very helpful instructions.  As it out my problem was simply getting WD-40 to the latch assembly where it connects to the spring. But I would have made it far without our excellent instructions for the latch.  Thanks!

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