Latest issue handle on sliding door broke and I couldn't open it from outside
If this happens to you you need to know the inside trim is in 2 parts and you only need to take the TOP piece off
There is a Phillips head screw to take off in the inside trim on the back half of the door
Can be accessed with the cover off the mechanism and a dumpy phillips head driver between the body and the door
Then take out the trim clips, (its really best to have proper trim clip tool) and take off the top trim
One of the rods you can see has a plastic clip looks like it is screwed onto the rod, you can carefully squeeze the end of the clip and push it out (mine is blue)
The other rod can be more easily accessed when you take out the handle.
10mm 1/4 drive socket with extension is good
Take off, but don't disconnect, the inside handle. You should now be able to get to the three bolts holding the outside handle in place
When you take the handle off you will easily access the 2nd rod. This one DOES NOT PUSH OUT OF THE HOLE
Undo the clip where the rod passes through it and then pull the rod out of the hole leaving the bushing in the handle.
(Keep the handle you might need the bushing as it may be a separate part)
I guess assembly will be the reverse as I haven't got my replacement yet
My new handle is coming from Parts Souk , via fed ex from the UAE. Shipped on 10 July expected on my doorstep tomorrow (13th) before 5pm.. I will be impressed
About USD 30 with freight about USD 15