It depends, my inside door handle would not open the door and once I took the panel off the retainer that held the rod on was broken. Had to get the complete inside release assemble but it only cost me 14 dollars. In hte meantime I just used a thin wire and tied it on and it has been working fine. Just be careful pulling the interior door panel becaust the retainer clips break easily. I worked in a dealer many years ago and have the tool to pop the special clips out. You can do it with a screwdriver but be careful.