Broken door handle, need some help

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Donovan

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I pulled my door shut and broke the mounts that attach the handle to the door panel. I called the dealership and they recommended buying a new door panel. Does anyone know where I can find the mounts/brackets. b768a226b6522a8fe2b2f2b9147fd8d6.jpg
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Damn, I haven’t seen that before

Hopefully, someone here can help
 

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I have the same problem. I tried super glue and baking soda which worked for awhile but it recently went to **** again. I hope someone helps you out well us out.

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Call junk yard for door panel or order one from dealership
 

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I pulled my door shut and broke the mounts that attach the handle to the door panel. I called the dealership and they recommended buying a new door panel. Does anyone know where I can find the mounts/brackets. View attachment 440150
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Unfortunately I have this same exact problem. Why did Ram make these door panels so weak? Did you find a fix for it, or did you end up just replacing the panel?
 

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Unfortunately I have this same exact problem. Why did Ram make these door panels so weak? Did you find a fix for it, or did you end up just replacing the panel?
Gripe all you want, but....There is a reason that there are so many "cheap" plastic parts on and in a modern car/ truck. This reason is occupant safety in the event of a collision. Cars prior to the late 70's had metal knobs and other stout protrusions which will impale body parts in an accident. My Father had an accident back in about 1963 in his 1961 Chevy Impala. He struck a freeway guard rail after losing control of the car during an evasive maneuver in light rain/ slick driving conditions. One of the dash knobs, made of steel, impaled his knee cap. His head struck the steel dash (no plastic padding), and he suffered many other bruises.

Cars are currently designed to sacrifice interior parts to eliminate/ reduce injury in the event of collisions. Sometimes these plastic parts "depart" this world sooner than expected! Seem as though an insurance actuarial person decided those parts were/are far cheaper than injuries/ disability.
 

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Gripe all you want, but....There is a reason that there are so many "cheap" plastic parts on and in a modern car/ truck. This reason is occupant safety in the event of a collision. Cars prior to the late 70's had metal knobs and other stout protrusions which will impale body parts in an accident. My Father had an accident back in about 1963 in his 1961 Chevy Impala. He struck a freeway guard rail after losing control of the car during an evasive maneuver in light rain/ slick driving conditions. One of the dash knobs, made of steel, impaled his knee cap. His head struck the steel dash (no plastic padding), and he suffered many other bruises.

Cars are currently designed to sacrifice interior parts to eliminate/ reduce injury in the event of collisions. Sometimes these plastic parts "depart" this world sooner than expected! Seem as though an insurance actuarial person decided those parts were/are far cheaper than injuries/ disability.
Fair enough. Makes sense. They should at least make some parts easily replaceable then if they are basically designed to break. You know, like the piece that you pull on with significant force multiple times daily?
 

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Gripe all you want, but....There is a reason that there are so many "cheap" plastic parts on and in a modern car/ truck. This reason is occupant safety in the event of a collision. Cars prior to the late 70's had metal knobs and other stout protrusions which will impale body parts in an accident. My Father had an accident back in about 1963 in his 1961 Chevy Impala. He struck a freeway guard rail after losing control of the car during an evasive maneuver in light rain/ slick driving conditions. One of the dash knobs, made of steel, impaled his knee cap. His head struck the steel dash (no plastic padding), and he suffered many other bruises.

Cars are currently designed to sacrifice interior parts to eliminate/ reduce injury in the event of collisions. Sometimes these plastic parts "depart" this world sooner than expected! Seem as though an insurance actuarial person decided those parts were/are far cheaper than injuries/ disability.
Fair enough. Makes sense. They should at least make some parts easily replaceable then if they are basically designed to break. You know, like the piece that you pull on with significant force multiple times daily? Instead I have to replace an entire door panel which I read on another thread is over a grand new.
 
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