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Loose handle

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by Romeo, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. Romeo

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    Hi guys,
    My driver side door handle is on it's way out, do I need to replace the whole handle or can I just replace the knackered catch ?

    Anybody has one for sale ?

    Cheers
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  2. Brian H

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    if you look carefully you can see that the catch that you pull to open the door has dropped, I need to pull harder to open the door now, everything else is good.
    Yes the rubber gasket had it so will replace it too.
     
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    I can't see that in the picture. Is the handle off the car with a brick wall behind it? You have taken the door panel off and the interior of the door is open?
    I am not sure that having to pull harder is the fault of the catch or handle. It is such a simple part with little to bind or resist, as I remember it. Perhaps the problem is in what the handle pulls on.
     
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    Not such a simple part, after all. I remember now, to change the rubber gasket, I just had to loose the handle and push it outward enough to slide the gasket down behind it. Didn't take it out.
     

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