Door handle kaput

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Murphybarnes
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Door handle kaput

Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:19 pm

Came away in my hand. Can still exit the vehicle just not enter it. Is this a carrier replacement or is there other bits involved?
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Re: Door handle kaput

Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:58 pm

Looks like a new carrier required to me. Easy peasy. £20 tops.
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Re: Door handle kaput

Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:37 pm

Come Brexit... will be lucky to get parts for your panzerwagon! :fuelfire:

Meyle part here for driver's side. Pop out, and I'll fit!
https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/for-BMW-E53-X5 ... 1262264028
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Re: Door handle kaput

Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:56 am

It's the piece of metal here that broke. Is this part of the carrier assembly?
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Re: Door handle kaput

Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:41 am

Yes that is part of the carrier .
The 10mm nut on the end of the handle is the connection undo it and turn the handle round to 6 oclock and it will come off.
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Re: Door handle kaput

Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:46 am

Ok thanks. I do not have the carrier yet. I removed the 10mm nut to get the handle flush and back in place until I repair it. Unfortunately I dropped and lost some sort of metal sleeve from around that area and hoping all parts come with the assembly.
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Re: Door handle kaput

Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:18 am

The only bit you need is the 10mm bolt in the end of the handle and nut the rest comes with the new carrier.
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Re: Door handle kaput

Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:20 am

from my experience, the tolerances of the carrier are so tight that the cheaper ebay item didnt work for me more than a few weeks before the problem started reoccurring.
i ended up buying a genuine part from bmw and had no further problems.
i'm usually all for cheaper parts, but in this case i personally feel its a false economy. :)
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Re: Door handle kaput

Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:32 am

This is the one i bought.(good make and warranty with it)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-X5-E53-I ... SwvgdW6CKS
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Re: Door handle kaput

Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:57 pm

I found the one from the dealer wasn't much more expensive than the one GSF were offering me.

OEM for me. I also had to buy a new door handle as the lug that locates the front of the handle in the carrier was too worn to keep it in place. Bought the handle in primer and then bought the spray can from BMW as well.
All good now :D

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