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The shim opposite side of the broken part. There's room for the wrap and the shim used to tighten it up.
Ok yes think seen pics of screws used as shims...basically where broken part is missing and wire or cable tie wraps over the shim and the metal shaft. Im quite liking the drill n use heavy duty wire but worried protruding twisted segment will snag scrape or stop you seating the carrier properly..thats why i wanted to get an idea of clearance allowance either on side mechanism is broke or the other side
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Nothing at all in the way with the wire wrap or cable tie method.
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Nothing at all in the way with the wire wrap or cable tie method.
Great i'll patch up old carrier n post pic for your review if thats ok...again thanks for reply...max protrusion due to repair wont be more than 5mm, n i will chop.off that nib as indicated by many has no use at all.
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On the side where space is tight there's no extra volume. On the other side the fix sticks out a bit but there's plenty of room to work.

Do you have steel cable tie? If using wire I can prob find pictures of my first repair using 16 ga steel wire.
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On the side where space is tight there's no extra volume. On the other side the fix sticks out a bit but there's plenty of room to work.

Do you have steel cable tie? If using wire I can prob find pictures of my first repair using 16 ga steel wire.
Yup managed to get steel zip ties but not sure can double wrap...and shim trick i may use and wedge in the space left by missing part that broke off correct? Anyhow crazy day midnite here fellas , lights out for me but cheers for feedback
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door carrier handle carrier OEM or not?

Don't put anything in place of broken missing part. The wedge/shim goes on the other side. Steel zip tie needs minor tweak to double wrap. Single wrap might work ok.

https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0S5p3ich2Nfrc

Look at the photo album turn on captions the first couple pictures itt shows the modification needed to double wrap the steel zip tie.

It also shows step by step how to fix.. of course left vs. right side is mirror image.
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Don't put anything in place of broken missing part. The wedge/shim goes on the other side. Steel zip tie needs minor tweak to double wrap. Single wrap might work ok.

https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0S5p3ich2Nfrc

Look at the photo album turn on captions the first couple pictures itt shows the modification needed to double wrap the steel zip tie.

It also shows step by step how to fix.. of course left vs. right side is mirror image.
Dear sir that is MAGIC! pictures do wonders rather than me bleat on with words....my questioning of where shim goes how to double wrap steel tie...all in pics great....my only wonder is if you prefer the drilling option and threading wire through and around the rod to keep in place, rather than cable tie...gonna see if i can do both but reckon space will be limited...here are pics of the drill tactic as you can see the wire is twisted to secure it after it is threaded through drill hole location (in green) and was wondering here about clearances you see? the twisted bit does poke out a bit from actual surface of carrier on one side...ps pic 2 offending nib is highlighted blue that can be chopped off yes?
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Cable tie method way better.

I don't remember having to drill holes for the wire method thought I just threaded through like the cable tie.
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door carrier handle carrier OEM or not?

https://share.icloud.com/photos/0ec6...yjxXjf-Fi6qk_A






Proper Wire method. No twisting or drilling needed.
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On eBay, I see door carrier made in Taiwan (probably better than made in China) being listed for $24.

My door carrier was replaced using BMW part a few years ago ($110), so far so good.

But the next time (hopefully not), will try the "made in Taiwan" item.
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