This DIY covers How To Fix a Stuck Door Handle on a Fiat Multipla
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Fiat Mulipla Models
This is for the rear door handle
Not all can be fixed, if corrosion is too much I found it hard to get them to work again. But it’s worth the try.
I would estimate 1-2 hours for this job.
Fig 1: Removing the red “unlocked” cover
This is quite tedious, a very small Phillips screwdriver is useful. Then I used a little bigger Phillips to get the whole cover off.
Fig 2: Remove both bolts to release the handle
Fig 3: Put a Phillips screwdriver to the car clip and gentle prise off
Fig 4: Better view of the direction you should push
Fig 5: Apart
Fig 6: Take off the ashtray and it’s support
Fig 7: Remove three bolts
Fig 8: Remove the inside of the door. Please be gentle and apply even force from the inside. After the first “snap” I squeezed my hand in between and got the rest of the fixation loose
Fig 9: Two fixation’s didn’t came off
Fig 10: Pulled them out and put them on the back of the inside of the door
Fig 11: Remove two screws holding the anti-theft bracket
Fig 12: Remove on at the bottom of the anti-theft bracket
You don’t need to remove the anti-theft bracket, only tilt it away to gain access to the screw holding the door handle
Fig 13: Location of one of two screws holding the door handle
Fig 14: Remove this cover to gain access to the second screw holding the door handle
Fig 15: Dirty!!
Fig 16: I cleaned the spring and the hinges with a chain cleaner, and a lot of WD40 until the operation of the door handle was normal
Fig 17: I put a small piece of steel to add more twist to the spring
Like I said before I was unsuccessful getting the door handle to function normally on the other side. The car has always been parked with that side to a busy street for the last 11 years !