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statepkt Thu, Sep-20-2007 02:47:55 AM

Trunk Handle Falling Off?
 
Anyone experience this?

My handle is hanging on by just one screw, the other 3 have somehow broke off.

Any ideas on how much a new handle from the stealerships will be.

kkamakasi Thu, Sep-20-2007 04:55:03 AM

mine is (was) a little wobbly.

sddynamix Thu, Sep-20-2007 07:29:12 AM

That happened to me, ironically, on the day I bought the car. Luckily the car was under new car warranty when I bought it so I had it repaired. But it'll involve a new trunk handle + paint + install, so you're probably looking at a couple hundred.

F2468 Thu, Sep-20-2007 09:20:09 AM

That happened on my 330ci during extreme heat one year. I pulled up on the dumb thing and almost all of the screws broke. I was like WTH. I never really fixed it just hooked it on so it looked straight and lifted the trunk up by the top of the lid lol!:rofl2:

statepkt Thu, Sep-20-2007 01:41:35 PM

Couple hundred....geez that sucks

Wonder if I can just glue it back together.

tqpolo Thu, Sep-20-2007 06:02:25 PM

You can get some new screws from the dealers and put some washers to hold them down if they been broken off.

statepkt Thu, Sep-20-2007 06:19:06 PM

^God I hope that is the case:chair:

tonggi Thu, Sep-20-2007 06:24:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tqpolo (Post 2475794)
You can get some new screws from the dealers and put some washers to hold them down if they been broken off.

what size washers?

same thing happened to mine but just the edge.

M3Shoooey Thu, Sep-20-2007 08:19:20 PM

Yeah mine just broke, i got quote $150 for the part, plus paint plus install.

Fury Thu, Sep-20-2007 09:55:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tonggi (Post 2475847)
what size washers?

same thing happened to mine but just the edge.

Try a 1/2 inch washer and a 1 5/12 inch screw.


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