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Old 04-01-2014, 10:55 AM
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Sticky door handles

So the x5 that we just purchased has sticky rear door handles, which from what Iv'e read is a common thing. So Iv'e contemplated buying new handles, but instead decided to give these a try:Grey Stitch Fits BMW x5 E70 07 13 2X Rear Door Handle Leather Covers Only | eBay
My car has the dove grey interior and they are making me a custom set to match my interior. About $45 shipped vs about $100 for each door handle new that will just eventually melt again. Just wanted to share this with those who have this issue.

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Old 12-21-2017, 04:52 PM
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Hey there, not sure if you tried those covers or not, but I just received mine and couldn't be happier. Sticky door handle pulls have been a problem for me with at least four past BMWs and with the current X6. Like you, contemplated new pulls or scraping off the rubber. I opted for trying these and couldn't be happier with the fit. Easy to put on (velcro), cheap, and most of all, looks great. Problem solved! Highly recommended. Look for j-r-customs on eBay and you'll see a bunch of covers for different models (including X).
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Old 09-27-2019, 08:19 AM
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Hi, I know it's a bit late, but I fixed mine using the covers from this company https://www.leathersteering.com/en/5...-x5-e70-x6-e71

I went for the Carbon Fiber leather cover, it's fantastic, looks stunning and I am very happy with it.

I followed their installation instruction video, it was so easy.


Hope this helps people who have the same problem as I had.
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Old 10-10-2019, 10:00 AM
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You can do this! It's super, super easy to fix with a new part. Hope this helps.

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Old 10-15-2019, 06:54 PM
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I just ordered one
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Old 10-15-2019, 10:02 PM
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Got mine today.
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Old 10-15-2019, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by B1MM3R View Post
that will just eventually melt again.

Ive got 120k on my X5.

when can I expect this failure to raise its ugly head???

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