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Flybot 01-28-2013 06:41 AM

Dang door handles!
 
I replaceing the third interior door handle in 90K miles on my 528 today. This is the second on the drivers side and one on the passenger side. Another POS plastic piece that should really be metal. I dont consider myself ham handed, so Im not sure what the problem is. Oh well. Just keeping the $110 monthly average repair cost going.

There, I feel better....

tmvE39/E53/Z32 01-28-2013 06:54 AM

At least you can DIY and not spending so much $$$

wiredawg100 08-08-2013 01:59 PM

2001 525i
My 3d driver side door handle broke again. First one: the original broke in Mar 2010. Second, purchased from local mechanic shop ($55.00) broke in Mar 2012. Third, purchased from Rockauto.com $18+$12(shipping)=$30, broke today (Aug 2013) What the hell!!! All appear to made from the same material (abs plastic stuff) and look exactly the same...

AnotherGeezer 08-08-2013 02:17 PM

I've never had a single problem with mine. Must be an aggression thing.

jygesq 08-08-2013 02:28 PM

you can order metal handles that are used on e-38 7 series from dealer, they fit,

Andreas540i 08-08-2013 07:45 PM

Dang door handles!
 
I have never broken an interior handle on my 97


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540 M-Sport 08-08-2013 08:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Andreas540i (Post 7761348)
I have never broken an interior handle on my 97


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+1, my 2001 has all four original handles.....knocking wood... ;)

Flybot 08-09-2013 04:41 AM

Well, you have all jinxed your selves for sure now. hahahahaha!

borahatch 08-09-2013 11:06 AM

I broke one. I think the trick to making them last longer is to make sure your doors are unlocked before you go to open them. Thus avoiding the 'one to unlock, two to open.'

540 M-Sport 08-09-2013 02:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by borahatch (Post 7762413)
I broke one. I think the trick to making them last longer is to make sure your doors are unlocked before you go to open them. Thus avoiding the 'one to unlock, two to open.'

Probably...although I never do that, and alas, I still have all my original door handles.... ;) jinxed for sure now! lol :)

blingin96 08-09-2013 02:54 PM

Dang door handles!
 
+1 keeping them Unlocked. Otherwise you need to hit the handle twice to get the door open. I'm on my second handle in my 97


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haolibird 08-09-2013 05:40 PM

I have gone thru 2
$5.00 at the junk yard.
We're lucky...SoCal is a mecca for wrecked BMW's.

Last time I went, I bought 2 extra.
The good thing is, they are interchangeable with the back doors.

T


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