Q: Exterior door handle issues

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In the process of vinyl wrapping my car, I removed the drivers side external door handle. I cannot get it to lock back in place. When I tighten the torx screw it pops the handle back out. I've tried turning it fully tight and fully loose and it still will not keep the handle locked in place. Therefore, I cannot open the door from the outside. Help!

My car has 41000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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