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    hi im new here from n.c. i have a 88 festiva today its snowing so i decided to run the car a bit the driver side door was frozen i broke the black vinyl handle off . my question is can i use a passenger side out side door handle for replacement which i just so happen to have another door?or is there another way of opening the driver side door if that dont work. thanks:

  • #2
    Yes, you can use the passenger side. I believe you just have to switch the clip that holds the rod.

    And Welcome to the site!
    '90 LX

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    • #3
      Welcome! Our style door handles aren't the best when things freeze up. You need to be really careful and patient and use your other hand's fingers to pry on the door itself so you don't break the handle off.

      Karl
      '93GL "Prettystiva" ticking B3 and 5 speed, backup DD; full swaps in spring!
      '91L "AquaMutt" my '91L; B6 swap/5 speed & Aspire brakes, DD/work car
      '92L "Twinstiva" 5sp, salvage titled, waiting for repairs...
      '93GL "Luxstiva," '94 B6 engine & ATX; needs overhauled
      '89L "Muttstiva," now a storage bin, future trailer project

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      • #4
        Handle

        i moved from fla i wasnt thinking about the frozen door it happened so fast .boom!!! it just snapped off.this is the best car that ive owned.never let me down after 7 years ,has only 120000 miles bought with 15000 miles for seven hundred in fla.

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        • #5
          Had is actually glass reinforced Polyamide, vinyl would never holdup!

          I believe wybnrml is correct, they are symmetrical and should be interchangeable.

          It is useful to know where in FL you are.
          The FL crew is well represented at many of our meets, so you might want to become a part of that by putting in your location.
          It also helpful in cases where you actually do need parts!
          Welcome!

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          '93 White B6 swap thanks to Skeeters Keeper
          '92 Aqua parts Car
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          Your holy ghost will not save you.
          Your God plutonium will not save you.
          In fact...
          ...You will not be saved!"

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          • #6
            lol....John I think he said he moved....so we want his new location....the Florida crew is big enough!
            "FLTG4LIFE" @FINALLEVEL , "PBH"
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            • #7
              The Ford part number for the handle is F0BZ-6122405-A.
              Green Sales Company currently show three in stock.
              Last edited by bravekozak; 12-05-2010, 05:46 PM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by GenevaDirt View Post
                lol....John I think he said he moved....so we want his new location....the Florida crew is big enough!
                Yes, you are correct, he now resides somewhere in NC.
                I need to read things more closely!
                '93 Blue 5spd 230K(down for clutch and overall maintanence)
                '93 White B6 swap thanks to Skeeters Keeper
                '92 Aqua parts Car
                '93 Turquoise 5spd 137K
                '90 White LX Thanks to FB71

                "Your God of repentance will not save you.
                Your holy ghost will not save you.
                Your God plutonium will not save you.
                In fact...
                ...You will not be saved!"

                Prince of Darkness -1987

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Pu241 View Post
                  Yes, you are correct, he now resides somewhere in NC.
                  I need to read things more closely!
                  You are still the best with helping with how to fill that info out though
                  less coffee and less speed reading and you'll be unstoppable

                  welcome to the site Linch
                  i believe others have already answered your question which is good to know because i didn't know they were interchangeable either

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                  • #10
                    Hey, another NC member from florida! Definitely update with your location....NC crew is getting huge!
                    "Lane, I've been going to this high school for seven and a half years. I'm no dummy."

                    Gone but never forgotten, "Hulkstiva"...http://www.fordfestiva.com/forums/sh...ht=progression

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                    • #11
                      handle

                      they want $40.00 plus $10.00 for shipping for the handle. might as well use the one i got, thanks for info.

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                      • #12
                        Or, visit a boneyard near you. I think I got my spares for 5 bucks for the pair.

                        Dumb thieves go to prison, smart ones go to work for the Government.

                        1988 L - 232K miles Batstiva
                        1989 L - 247K miles Slick
                        1990 L - 281K miles Orphan Annie
                        Let the hoarding begin!!

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                        • #13
                          handle

                          i have another festiva which runs good the passenger door doesnt open it rubs against the fender so ill just take that one off.to cold to do it now, just have to wait till spring and climb over my console.

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                          • #14
                            Linchero,

                            Some silicone spray lube or armor all rubbed over the door gasket and door frame will keep the door from freezing shut.

                            If you are in Western North Carolina, we have freeze - thaw - freeze - thaw all winter, along with rain - freeze.

                            Water gets on the gasket and freezes to the frame.

                            I have ripped gaskets apart opening the door, as well as breaking door handles.

                            Paul
                            Red Rocket 1988 L, 133,XXX miles, 4 sp. AC, hit guard rail in snow, RIP, saved everything but body
                            Black Rocket 1988 L 207,XXX miles, 4 sp. AC, engine, trans, wire harness, radiator from RR
                            Red Rocket 2 1988 L 138,XXX miles, 4 sp
                            White Rocket 1989 L 128,XXX miles, 4 sp. AC

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                            • #15
                              Handle

                              Thanks paul i work in asheville at allans jewelry and pawn on patton ave three days a week. i live in mitchell county.

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