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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Sun, Jul-19-2009, 09:07:23 PM   #1
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Default DIY: Door Handle Trim Replacement

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Old Sun, Jul-19-2009, 09:15:48 PM   #2
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great write up colin........ let calvin know so he can update the DIY sticky
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Good DIY. Fortunately my body shop took care of all of this for me, but they do make a huge difference in the appearance.
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Old Sun, Jul-19-2009, 11:41:43 PM   #5
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Sweet DIY. Now I've gotta check my car next time I jump in and see if I need to replace them... :thumbsup
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thanks for the write up mate! mine are tired as, so I will order these and give it a go.

my only question is, why didnt you replace the tired black handles with some chrome ones off of ebay???
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Great write-up. Nice job on the pics and explanation.
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Nice write up. I thought you had to pull the panels to do this, but I guess you could see in the dark.
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Thanks for the write up, will be doing this on the weekend.
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Found these handle covers on rmeuropean for $13.54/ea, and $15.05/ea for the rear if you have a 4 door like me . Don't know how much your dealer charges, but if you order $65 or over parts from them you get free shipping. They sell oem for real cheap. Apparently also more you order faster shipping you can get for free. Sorry for the thread jack, but thought it might save people money.

Also, while im in here talkin about trim. For the rear window i need new trim, that something a window installer (Safelite, etc) would do?

Awesome writeup thanks, I def have to do this!
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