View Full Version : replacing handbrake lever pls help...

10-26-2003, 06:56 PM
hi, can anybody give me some advice ? I bought an ACS handbrake handle. So i wanted to install it yesterday but the original one doesn't come off, and it's not screwed or anything... I thought it was just pull or twist, but it doesn't work. How can i remove it ?

10-26-2003, 07:52 PM
I think I read somewhere you have to "cut" it off. Don't quote me though. Maybe try a search on google, that's where I found some information before I think, as I was looking to buy a handle but never did.

10-26-2003, 09:16 PM
You pull it off, It will come off..!!

10-27-2003, 07:13 PM
I think I read somewhere you have to "cut" it off.

Well you might be right i think it's glued. But i'm still not sure, my car goes to the dealer tomorrow to fix my door handle (AGAIN !!!!

:mad: ) I will ask there then

ps: flamatron it really doesn't come off by pulling hard

10-27-2003, 07:51 PM
It is glued, pull while twisting. It is VERY tight, but it will come off. Be careful not to hurt yourself when it releases.

10-28-2003, 12:14 AM
Put on glove -> Pull & Twist -> Feel relieved when you slam your hand into the console or your chin and the glove softened the impact.

10-28-2003, 12:39 AM
What the heck? Guy's it's not glued. Just yank it off. Almost everything on E36/E46's interior is clip-on or snap-on.


10-28-2003, 11:18 AM
Due to you guys insisting that it should come off i tried again last night at 1 a.m. lol ! There's NO WAY it comes off, i even waked my parents because i used a hammer to try to knock it off, lol ! It so pisses me off. I'm still scared to break the whole thing so now i decided i'll just wait until tomorrow and ask the dealer. Anyway thanks for the advice.

10-29-2003, 08:16 PM
i think its glued the e30 0nes are at least

11-03-2003, 03:54 AM
does the same go for the shift knob?
i want to replace both shift knob and handbrake but they are on really tight

11-03-2003, 02:42 PM
Yup, pull straight up. The best way for the shift knob is to put it in 4th and straddle the console, giving you much better leverage and a lower chance of knocking yourself out.