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      01-07-2019, 05:55 PM   #1
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Are the interior door handles replaceable?

Hoping this is in the right forum... idk what the heck the previous owner did, but the driver's interior door handle is torn UP! I've noticed it before, but it didn't start bugging me until the weather started warming up and the plastic starts to get sticky when I pull the door closed.

Is this replaceable? I'm referring to the actual handle, not the wood trim cover. I'm sure it's not easy, just curious.
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Yes, they are.
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Yes, they are.
Is it a separate part from the rest of the interior door panel?
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I just did a quick search on YouTube and it seems to be a pretty common issue, so that's sort of a relief for me. Glad I'm not the only one this has happened to, and definitely not the worst!

Just gotta take off the trim piece, remove the torx screws, remove the door panel, replace the handle, then, reverse order.

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Is it a separate part from the rest of the interior door panel?
It is.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...diagId=51_8523
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On my E90, I had to replace the passenger door handle. My wife uses hand cream and it is known to make the door handle plastic sticky.
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On eBay you can get after-market versions without the soft-touch. The upside being that they would never again turn sticky...
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On eBay you can get after-market versions without the soft-touch. The upside being that they would never again turn sticky...
Yeah I think that's what I'm gonna do. I found a set of 2 (left and right) on Amazon for like ~$80, where a single OEM handle is ~$70.
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Hoping this is in the right forum... idk what the heck the previous owner did, but the driver's interior door handle is torn UP! I've noticed it before, but it didn't start bugging me until the weather started warming up and the plastic starts to get sticky when I pull the door closed.

Is this replaceable? I'm referring to the actual handle, not the wood trim cover. I'm sure it's not easy, just curious.

Hi yes it is replaceable, however it is a hell of a DIY job if you are planning to do it yourself, much easier it is to wrap the door handles with leather which is easy DIY.

Here is the installation video:


And here is how it would look like:


These are available here (also for other BMW models): https://www.leathersteering.com

Hope it will help people who are facing the same problem as I had.
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I doubt most North American owners want to order from a UK site. If they order from overseas it would likely be on AliExpress, which has many options.

https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale...itch_new_app=y
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Hi yes it is replaceable, however it is a hell of a DIY job if you are planning to do it yourself, much easier it is to wrap the door handles with leather which is easy DIY.

Here is the installation video:


And here is how it would look like:


These are available here (also for other BMW models): https://www.leathersteering.com

Hope it will help people who are facing the same problem as I had.
Looks like a good alternative to replacing an expensive grab handle with wood trim.

You can also remove it and get it recoated too. Many automotive upholsterer could refinish that surface relatively cheap.
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