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Old 08-02-2008, 07:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exterior door handle broke off

As shown by the pictures, the exterior driver's side door handle broke off. Most of the door handle related issues I've read from searches are malfunctioning handles, but I haven't come across drivers with issues related to detached handles.

This is probably a rare occurrence, but I was hoping someone could advise on what to do.

Can I simply purchase a new door handle and have it installed? Should I have an independent shop perform the work, or is it worth going to the dealership? Would a reputable body shop be a good route?

Also, any idea what this will cost? (handle, painting?, installation)

And suggestions or recommendations are appreciated. Thank you in advance for your help.





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I have this same problem. Did you end up fixing it yourself, or did you go to the dealer?

How much did it end up being?

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Sorry for the delayed reponse. I went to an independent shop that had a good reputation working with BMW's. It ended up being a couple hundred dollars. Hope that helps.
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