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BoostedMX
12-18-2008, 04:14 PM
Well...

This morning I got up to go to work and unlocked the car as usual and went to open the door and it didn't budge (Frozen I guess). Me being impatient I pulled a little to hard on the handle and I snapped it right off. I now have to get into the passenger side door to open the driver door and ontop of all that it looks ugly.

Any suggestions on installing and where to buy this from?


Thanks again!!


Edit: I just found this. Anything else guys?

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/details/QQBMWQQ540iQQReplacementQQDoor_HandleQQ19972001QQB 462118.html

However, that link only has the chrome handles, I want the regular black.

MLue1
12-18-2008, 06:35 PM
I think Eurostyle had one but someone scooped it aleady. If you want the original BMW part (p/n: 51218245461) you can buy it from here:
http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=searchCatalogOEM&siteid=214672
They ship USPS Air from Maryland.

Make sure you check the dealer price as well with the exchange rate it may be comparable.

BoostedMX
12-18-2008, 11:06 PM
Well I ended up buying one from .bimmerspecialis came to 100.00 CDN and the dealer wanted 100 +tax.

Dado 540
12-19-2008, 12:52 AM
Mine broke off like 2 weeks ago. I bought it of Eurostyle for $50. the best way to get it out is to take the inside door panel off. Dont bother going from the side of the door throught that small rubber opening cause there is a safety lach that you will not be able to get to. Trust me i messed around with mine for 1.5 hours, then i said **** it and took the door panel off.

Very easy to change, once you ger the panel off. Just the matter of sliding the metal bar that holds the handle assembly in place. It slides out with breaze.

If you need help i'll be more than glad to help you out!

Dado 540
12-19-2008, 12:53 AM
Sorry i thought you broke off the OUTSIDE handle!

Eurostyle
12-19-2008, 01:06 AM
I'm confused, seems like we are taling about outside handle, when the link is to inside handle...I dont know anymore...:confused:

MLue1
12-19-2008, 01:23 AM
I'm confused, seems like we are taling about outside handle, when the link is to inside handle...I dont know anymore...:confused:Sorry my mistake I thought it was the outside handle

Dado 540
12-19-2008, 05:18 PM
Im still confused. BoostedMx by your description it sounds like the outside door handle broke off. However by the picture you posted clearly shows interior door handle.

Which one is it?

BoostedMX
12-19-2008, 11:47 PM
VERY SORRY GUYS...

Yes, I broke off the outside handle...wrong link I posted! Trust me, you can't find the outside one for 50 bucks.

Eurostyle
12-19-2008, 11:49 PM
VERY SORRY GUYS...

Yes, I broke off the outside handle...wrong link I posted! Trust me, you can't find the outside one for 50 bucks.

OH yes you can! At Eurostyle!!!*th-up**wave*

My price is $50 for the outside one, and $20 for the interior...

BoostedMX
12-20-2008, 12:28 AM
OH yes you can! At Eurostyle!!!*th-up**wave*

My price is $50 for the outside one, and $20 for the interior...


Well that's fuken just great!! Sorry, just mad right now. I looked all over and all I was getting was 67-75 plus shipping which came to around 100 bucks and dealer wanted 100 plus tax.

FU*CK!!!!

Eurostyle
12-20-2008, 01:21 AM
Well that's fuken just great!! Sorry, just mad right now. I looked all over and all I was getting was 67-75 plus shipping which came to around 100 bucks and dealer wanted 100 plus tax.

FU*CK!!!!

Sorry to hear! Next time call us with any of your E39 needs! I have a good selection of parts at the best prices...*wave*

BoostedMX
12-20-2008, 01:47 AM
Sorry to hear! Next time call us with any of your E39 needs! I have a good selection of parts at the best prices...*wave*


WIll do!!

Dado 540
12-21-2008, 04:18 PM
Whats the status?

BoostedMX
12-26-2008, 11:35 AM
Still waiting on the shipment. Next time i'll try Eurostyle.

Dado 540
12-27-2008, 05:28 AM
If you need help installing it, give me a holler.

BoostedMX
01-06-2009, 05:36 PM
Just got it in a couple of days ago. I need to paint it before install it. Do you guys think a quick spray can job would do? Or do I have to bring it to a shop?

Eurostyle
01-06-2009, 05:46 PM
Just got it in a couple of days ago. I need to paint it before install it. Do you guys think a quick spray can job would do? Or do I have to bring it to a shop?

It all depends on skill...even with spray paint you can get it to look just like the real thing, but you need to be good at it! But for the price, you can always try, and if you dont like it, get it redone later!

BoostedMX
01-07-2009, 02:12 AM
Where do you think I can get a spray can that can match the BMW black? Canadian tire?

Dado 540
01-07-2009, 04:06 AM
If you want an exact match, i would go to the shop. Get the colour code from the dealer, and tell the shop. Shouldnt be more than $30 to get it done. You just need the handle and and the trim around the handle painted.

Mine is Jet Black and code is 668

BoostedMX
01-07-2009, 09:40 AM
True, that's what I was thinking.