Door handle has come off. Doesn't look broken.

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any advice on re-attaching the back door handle (Outside). Nothing looks broken on the door handle, it just looks like there is the possibility that something had come off and fallen inside the door itself.

Model: C3 HDI
Year: 2003
Fuel: Diesel
Mileage: 159 000 Km

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My front door handle came off last week, but they are the same on all doors. the problem was that the thing the handle actuates had come loose as the pivot pin had worked its way out, I managed to punch it back in and now it works fine for another 10 years. You do need to remove the door panel and tear a hole in the draught excluder to get access.
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2003 (03)
Engine Size: 1.4 i
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 79984
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
Engine name: TU3 (75 PS)
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There are some photos that may help, in the tips section of the forum.

Door card removal ... -t160.html

Handle removal ... -t161.html

Lock removal ... -t162.html

Feel free to add any model specific extra information you find on your journey :)
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