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Old 08-23-2016, 04:44 PM
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Door Handle Trim/Surround

Hello all. Has anyone replaced the door handle trim/surround gasket on their door handles? The OEM ones are available at Roadster Solutions and the instructions seem straightforward (but as we all know anything can go wrong).

Please let me know if it is as simple as it looks on their tutorial

Here is a link: http://www.roadstersolutions.com/med...imSurround.pdf

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Yes, it's easy

Hardest part is prying out the cover on the door (figure B in the document)
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Old 08-23-2016, 05:22 PM
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Thanks ZZZING! That did look like the most troublesome step. I'll order them and give it a shot.

Thanks again. Oh yeah - love your hardtop. Very nice. There is one for sale near me for $1900 OBO in mint condition (has mounting brackets, etc). Do you think that is a good price?
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Read this and watch the YouTube link in it:
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You will be feeling in a dark blind hole. The tools are important. Finding the thing to pull on, and applying enough pull, can be hard.
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Old 08-23-2016, 06:09 PM
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Thanks again. Oh yeah - love your hardtop. Very nice. There is one for sale near me for $1900 OBO in mint condition (has mounting brackets, etc). Do you think that is a good price?
Yeah, 1900 with the mounting hardware is a good deal, if you have to paint it another color, then add 4-600. Mine came in a crate from a long way away
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Old 08-23-2016, 07:22 PM
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Read this and watch the YouTube link in it:
http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/sh...im-Replacement
You will be feeling in a dark blind hole. The tools are important. Finding the thing to pull on, and applying enough pull, can be hard.


Thanks for the link V42.


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Had mine replaced by a BMW shop. Took about 30 seconds each. Hole in door edge has a rubber stopper. Tool to use looks like an ice pick with the tip bent. Actually got the parts at the dealer. They had been packaged to send back to the wharehouse because they had to get them out of their inventory because they had been setting there forever. They sold them to me for $25. Shop charged $25 to install.
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