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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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