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Old 09-13-2018, 06:36 PM
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That does look a little more like a misalignment inside. I would probably re-do the install and tweak alignment with some nylon washers or such to get it into a better position. It does look like the back side of the handle is too close to centerline.
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Not very happy with Trucktec brand door carrier: beware

Follow-up: since you just need a little up and out at the back side, were it my car I would remove the handle and cut a little bigger groove in the D.H.C. where it mates with the handle. The handle has a post and nut that slides into a slot on the DHC. Cut that groove 1-2mm wider and then you can adjust the handle alignment


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Not very happy with Trucktec brand door carrier: beware

Yeah unfortunately it wasnít me and have no idea how itís installed on the inside. Scared to even look to see what I find.

This type of repair is all over the car were everything was put together by monkeys.

Part of me just wants to get OE DHC and do it all over.

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The problem is with the age of these cars there is a fair chance you'll have just different problems even with OE. You don't have to open the door up to make the adjustment I'm describing. Look at a YouTube how to and you'll see what I mean.

Remove the lock cylinder
Remove the handle retaining nut
Pull off the handle.
File/Dremel/drill the slot in the DHC
Replace the handle.
Adjust the position up and out
Dry fit the lock cylinder

Repeat the adjustment part until happy

Install the lock cylinder.


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Ok I was able to raise the handle up, after I removed the allen bolt and pulled out the lock cylinder out I was able to see that they didnt tightened the 8mm nut while the handle wasnít all the way in the slot.

But now, I have a gap between the handle and the lock cylinder =/

I donít think this can be adjusted because the distance between the front screw and the allen bolt is fixed with no wiggle room correct??


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There is supposed to be some gap there but you for possibly tweak that by removing the handle and re working the front screw of the DHC. There is a nylon washer to protect the paint that people often install wrong.

Compare the gap to the other side of the car or other BMWs

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This is the gap after I adjusted:


This is the gap on the other side:


Iím assuming the other side is oem.


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It looks like the lock cylinder is too far back as much as the handle is too fast forward.

I think to fine tune that gap, you can maybe add a washer to the 8mm nut shaft. It does look a lot better already

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It looks like the lock cylinder is too far back as much as the handle is too fast forward.

I think to fine tune that gap, you can maybe add a washer to the 8mm nut shaft. It does look a lot better already

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Well once I start to tighten the allen bolt the lock cylinder kinda aligns itself with the screw hole and has no movement.

Like I said the front screw and the allen hole is fixed and part of the same metal so I donít see how a washer will improve? Wouldnít that just push the handle further away from the lock?


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Or are you saying the passenger side (assuming its oem) is wrong? The gap should be there??


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