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E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:06 PM
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Question parking brake grip has split

The parking brake grip has split due to age. It is made of plastic with a wood grained appearance. Parts suppliers want to sell me an entire lever mechanism; this is really a waste. Are there any sources for the plastic grip and can the original be removed?
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:03 AM
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You can order a new handle from dealer or online vendor. Online will be much cheaper even with shipping.
BMW of South Atlanta, for instance:
http://parts.bmwofsouthatlanta.com/p...rm=34411116435
P/N 34411116435 $6.03
That is the handle for my 1997 Z3.
Go to RealOEM.com and put in the last part of your VIN to see the correct parts for your car, get the number for your handle, and put it into the BMW South Atlanta page to order it.

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Old 02-25-2013, 06:59 AM
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There are also many aftermarket ones from many suppliers. They are usually made of aluminum or stainless.

I bought an OEM wood one off of ebay.

The old one can be removed with a heat gun. Just heat it up enough to soften the adhesive and pull really hard.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:18 AM
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There are also many aftermarket ones from many suppliers. They are usually made of aluminum or stainless.

I bought an OEM wood one off of ebay.

The old one can be removed with a heat gun. Just heat it up enough to soften the adhesive and pull really hard.
Mine just pulled right off with a firm grip.
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