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Old 07-29-2021, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by bcredliner View Post
Bought new, have never replaced a door handle.
E53 door handle mechanism has a known weak point where majority of breakage occurred.

After the original driver side handle failed, I bought a cheap chinese knockoff mechanism for 20 bucks, wrapped that weak point with a thin metal zip tie. Been working great for over 3 years!
2003 X5 4.6is Estoril Blue, acquired March 2018
2013 128i M Sport 6 MT Space Grey daily driver
2010 535xi 6 MT Barbera Red
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