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Old 01-12-2020, 01:58 PM
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Whistle Iím back! Also Parts?

Good Morning All!

After some time Iím back with another E53 ó a bit newer this time.

And with all things, parts break and after a big family get together my door handle carrier snapped on me in the parking lot. Iíve replaced a handful of these in the past but with BAVAuto gone, is there any good place to get parts now?

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If itís the usual break you can fix for almost free with a stainless zip tie. See my awr-fix on the subject (search titles and user andrewwynn)
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If itís the usual break you can fix for almost free with a stainless zip tie. See my awr-fix on the subject (search titles and user andrewwynn)
Well. When I attempt to open it from the outside, it travels about half an inch but it doesnít go in all the way.
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When the hinge breaks the handle will lift easily but not do anything. The most common break.

If you canít lift because itís frozen it will move a bit and be firm. Donít pull hard thatís how they break. Open from inside. Iíve thought Iíve broken a DHc a few times and just open from the inside, drive until itís warm and it defrosts and starts working.
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Now will be a good time to code your windows so you can lower them with the FOB. This way you can use the inside door handle to get into the X. I also have a set of oem exterior door handles left and right in Schwarz color (Black to you who don't know German).
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You can also open window with the key in the door. I think that may be default factory settings


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FCP Euro has been my go-to lately. Everything they sell has lifetime warranty as long as you own the vehicle. Even motor oil.
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