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G'day Piloteers. About 2 weeks ago my wife went to open the hatch on the Pilot and the handle came offnin her hands. By no means did she pull too hard. Fast forward to today I finally had time to look at it. The special bolts that go in the slots of the handle had rusted so bad they were done. So the slots were broken off. I'm both too cheap and to impatient to wait for $20 replacements so I spent a few hours on Sunday to fix it. I found in my stash of bolts and washers a set of matching thread and pitch but longer bolts. I used washers big enough to fit behind the handle plastic and then another to fit on the outside. It installed them all with silicone and let it dry. Then I went out and re installed the handle with the bolts. To keep them from spinning I held the shaft with a pair of needle nose behind first, then as the nut went on I grabbed the end after the nut until snugged and that did it. You can now pull as hard as you want and not pull it off.
 
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