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Old 05-13-2018, 06:19 PM
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Door handle carrier. - HELP!!!

Hey everyone. So I'm attempting to do the carrier handle or handle carrier, whatever it is, for the rear passenger side.
For the life of me I cannot get that 4mm Allen bolt that holds the key lock block on, to line up. I almost cross threaded it, but I caught it early pulled it all apart and saved the thread.
I'm to the point I'm putting the broken carrier back on and it's the same shit. I cannot catch the bolt thread. It doesn't line up and the handle won't sit flush either. I don't know what I'm doing wrong or what I missed. Any tips please.
This was supposed to be a quick fix and it essentially ruined our day as I've been out here all day trying to catch this stupid bolt and hoping it will make the handle fall flush and I can button it all up.


As u can see here. The handle does not sit flush at all. The Phillips screw and nut that hood lady the handle on, are both in tight.



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Old 05-13-2018, 07:07 PM
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Are you using aftermarket part? I have had the same issue about a month ago. Solved it purchasing the OEM part which lined up perfectly like a glove in my case. Drove around for a day without door handle
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Yeah. I am. I got it on but the handle doesn't sit flush. I guess that's what I get for not going oem.
I read several success stories with Amazon carriers. I guess I don't have the same luck.


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Are you using aftermarket part? I have had the same issue about a month ago. Solved it purchasing the OEM part which lined up perfectly like a glove in my case. Drove around for a day without door handle


What was weird is the original one still wouldn't line up.
I eventually on the thousandth attempt, got the bolt in, but now the handle isn't flush. At least the handle works again, tho. Just sticks out. Now I worry my door is gonna be filled with excess water when it rains.


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I've been in a similar situation. I don't remember what it was, but I struggled for a while, then figured out some trick to get it aligned and it worked fine. And I have now put Febi Bilstein door handle carriers on all 4 doors, working and fitting great.

So I'd recommend getting it to work and not blaming the aftermarket parts. Sorry that I can't remember what I did. I spent a while looking at the pics, but it did not come to me.
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I have had to trim the rubber weather seal with a razor on about 50% of my handle carrier replacement jobs.


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I have had to trim the rubber weather seal with a razor on about 50% of my handle carrier replacement jobs.


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Really?
Wow. That might be the ticket.
Where exactly do you trim? And why should we have to.


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Try leaving the Phillips screw & nut loose until you get it started. Additionally try wiggling everything around. I’ve been where you are, there is no one solution, just be patient
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Try leaving the Phillips screw & nut loose until you get it started. Additionally try wiggling everything around. Iíve been where you are, there is no one solution, just be patient

Thanks.

I had tried that, it was suggested in one video. Didn't make a difference.
I'm not sure how or why it aligned on the thousandth attempt. I was pressing shit together like i had been doing all morning.



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The problem I had and is probably the same you are experiencing when my right rear handle carrier had the same issue (not lining up and handle not sitting flush to the door) was that when I installed the new carrier, I did not get the carrier UNDER the lip inside on the door skin at the top of the carrier. Make sure to lean it in so the top of the carrier goes under that metal lip in the door itself. If you look inside real close, you can see it. I struggled with this for an hour before I figured out my blunder.
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