I've allways known how fragile our interior door handles are and because of that I have used care in how I treat them. Unfortunatly for me the parking Lot attendant was not so carefull so I now had a broken drivers side door handle.
My first thought was to switch the rear drivers side handle with the front seeing how I don't have kids and people rarely sit back there. While I was removing the handle I had an idea. Why not JB weld the handle back together. Seeing how I had nothing to lose I tryed it and it works amazingly well. I forgot how much the Tube of JB weld cost but It was under 10bucks.
You will need a star screwdriver ,a file and of course your tube of jbweld.
Take the door panel off. Once it's off and all the connectors and the cable for the Handel is disconnected the real work begins.
I don't have a pic of my panel but this is what the back of the handle looks like. It's just attached to the panel. Its hard to see in the pic but the handle is attached to the door panel with a long white plastic pin witch has a spring around it as well. You have to remove the pin to uninstall the handle.
Ok removing the plastic pin has its challenges but it's nothing to worry about. The pin is longer than the space u have on the back of the panel so while u are pulling out the pin u have to bend slightly the top of the door card. The pin will probably break at the tip. Don't worry it's ok. The same happened to me and it doesn't affect anything. Save the spring and the pin
ThE handle has many voids in it that need to be filled with the JB weld.
Once u have everything welded u have to file down the JB putty so u can get clearance for the handle to work. In the last pic u can see how much putty is built up in the middle U. Thats where u are going to file. Test fit on the panel and see how much material u need to take away. It is going to take a few tries to get it right.
I reinstalled everything and I could not unlock my door because it needed more fileing.
It's just trial and error. I wish I took more pictures but I am sure u will get the idea if you decide to tackle this job.
This is a lot cheaper than $70 for the replacement option and that takes almost the same amount of work as well.
I hope this helped some people. It worked great for me. It fixed the handle and took away the cheap flexing feeling my door handles had previously.