Q: The handle on the exterior of my car has snapped off. If I replace to handle will I need to swap over the lock barrel?

asked by on

The exterior handle to my fiat 500 has snapped off, if I replace the handle will I have to change over the lock barrel or should it be okay with the new one?

Hello, thank you for writing in. Without knowing the model and year of the vehicle, it is difficult to tell what kind of replacement parts you have as true options. With that said, you are likely going to be able to find a replacement handle that will utilize the same key lock cylinder that is in the door now. It will require that you remove it from the old handle and transfer it over. Make sure that you know your linkage is in good condition, and that all of your clamps for that linkage inside the door is working properly, so you are not left with a different repair than you started out trying to fix. Remove the door panel and assure the handle itself is to blame. For more help replacing the handle, contact our service department.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. The handle on the exterior of my car has snapped off. If I replace to handle will I need to swap over the lock barrel?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Q: Ignition won't turn

Hi there. Most of the time this is caused by a key that is worn out or the lock cylinder being worn internally. I usually use some silicone lubricant on the key and in the lock cylinder to get the...

Q: Inside driver side door handle broken

If your interior door handle is not working perhaps the linkage clips have been broken, or come undone. Vehicle door handles operate using a system of levers and linkages, so I would recommend a thorough inspection of the door linkage...

Q: Steering vibrations at speeds over 120 kmph in Fiat Punto Evo

Sure. Either the wheel is out of balance or the tires are just bad tires and they can't be balanced correctly or you've got a front alignment problem. If it's quite new, take it to the dealer to deal with...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.