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#1 (permalink) Old 10-23-2004, 01:49 PM
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Hi guys,

I was hoping to swap out/paint my chrome handles to black?

Is this something I can do myself - I have had a search and found how to change the surrounds but not the handles themselves - can anyone help by posting a DIY link or something?

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#2 (permalink) Old 10-23-2004, 04:44 PM
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i know u can easily just pop off the outter little surrounding, but the handle its self will still be black... not to sure..

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i know u can easily just pop off the outter little surrounding, but the handle its self will still be black... not to sure..
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Errr...thanks

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Err...thanks Turbotech

but wtf, I post a thread about help removing handles and clearly put that I have seen the DIY about removing the surrounds and still get two people who cant read -

CAN SOMEONE HELP ME REMOVE THE HANDLES

Thats...THE HANDLES

The metal flappy bit that you pull to open the door!



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Err...thanks Turbotech

but wtf, I post a thread about help removing handles and clearly put that I have seen the DIY about removing the surrounds and still get two people who cant read -

CAN SOMEONE HELP ME REMOVE THE HANDLES

Thats...THE HANDLES

The metal flappy bit that you pull to open the door!



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You need to take the interior panel off the car. There is a metal clip that holds the handle on. You'll have to do some searching to find it. Disconnect the rods from the handle assembly, and it comes out of the door by way of the cabin-side of the door. I'm sorry that I don't have any pics for you, though.
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Thanks Kes - now we are getting somewhere! When I disconnect the rods are there any springs or clips that are likely to spring out and come off or is it fairly easy to take out and re-install?

Have you removed one yourself?

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Thanks Kes - now we are getting somewhere! When I disconnect the rods are there any springs or clips that are likely to spring out and come off or is it fairly easy to take out and re-install?

Have you removed one yourself?

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The only clip you'll have to deal with is the one you remove. The rest of it is pretty straightforward. You'll have to monkey around with it to get it out past the window and regulator, though.

One piece of advice, though. There is a rod that is attached to the lock assembly that runs into the latch on the side of the door. Jam a piece of paper or something under the latch side of that rod, or the fucker will fall into the latch, and cause you some distress trying to get it back out. And before you ask, this is the voice of experience here.
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Originally posted by kestrel325is+Oct 25 2004, 09:42 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(kestrel325is @ Oct 25 2004, 09:42 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-BLACKBMW@Oct 25 2004, 09:14 AM
Thanks Kes - now we are getting somewhere!* When I disconnect the rods are there any springs or clips that are likely to spring out and come off or is it fairly easy to take out and re-install?

Have you removed one yourself?

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The only clip you'll have to deal with is the one you remove. The rest of it is pretty straightforward. You'll have to monkey around with it to get it out past the window and regulator, though.

One piece of advice, though. There is a rod that is attached to the lock assembly that runs into the latch on the side of the door. Jam a piece of paper or something under the latch side of that rod, or the fucker will fall into the latch, and cause you some distress trying to get it back out. And before you ask, this is the voice of experience here.
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Kes, you are a good man - thank you for the help - I always find it good to ask if it has been actually done by the poster! I seem to be the guy that when he has to take something apart there is a widget or something that isnt mentioned in the instructions - you know what I mean!

Tx again,

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Thanks Kes - now we are getting somewhere!* When I disconnect the rods are there any springs or clips that are likely to spring out and come off or is it fairly easy to take out and re-install?

Have you removed one yourself?

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The only clip you'll have to deal with is the one you remove. The rest of it is pretty straightforward. You'll have to monkey around with it to get it out past the window and regulator, though.

One piece of advice, though. There is a rod that is attached to the lock assembly that runs into the latch on the side of the door. Jam a piece of paper or something under the latch side of that rod, or the fucker will fall into the latch, and cause you some distress trying to get it back out. And before you ask, this is the voice of experience here.
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Kes, you are a good man - thank you for the help - I always find it good to ask if it has been actually done by the poster! I seem to be the guy that when he has to take something apart there is a widget or something that isnt mentioned in the instructions - you know what I mean!

Tx again,

J...
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lol I understand what you mean. However, I forgot something. You have to unscrew the bezel from around the doorlock assembly on the outside of the door. You'll know what I'm talking about when you look at it. Have fun!
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oh shit - this sounds like a pain in the arse!

What is the average removal time for a handle (A.R.T.H)? Am I going to be cursing for attempting this myself?

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