[urq] Door Handle Group Buy?
benswann at verizon.net
Wed Nov 7 05:43:04 PST 2007
I might take a bunch of these if the price is very low I think $13 is too much. If
they are potmetal like usual, still weak. If made of aluminum and properly cast, then
should have some longevity, maybe that is worth it.
You still need to do the repair not difficult BTDT, but factor that into the
replacement cost. Also, this is not the only thing that breaks on the handles, though
most common. I have a box of handle parts and handles broken in various ways that I mix
and match for a fix.
[From: Todd Phenneger <tquattroguy at yahoo.com>
To: urq list <urq at audifans.com>
Sent: Tue, 6 Nov 2007 1:45 am
Subject: [urq] Door Handle Group Buy?
I recently broke both the front and rear driver side door handle in the last months.
The rears are fairly in-expensive and don't fail as much "and coupes / urq cars don't
But the fronts are bloody expensive. I got prices ranging from $30 - $70 for a new one.
The $70 being OE, the $30 being Chinese knockoff.
Well, as many people know the part that fails is the forked piece inside that breaks.
It seems to be plastic or something and just breaks not allowing the lever to move the
I might have a line on Replacement Forked pieces. I got one for my door and I"m
thinking, if there is enough interest, maybe I can buy 100 of them.
They are dual sided so the same arm works for either passenger or Driver side door.
Once your door handle is out, the swap is fairly easy. You just take a small phillips
or better yet a Driver/punch if you have one and drive the old pin out. Then remove the
arm, pay close attention to the orientation of the SPRING before removing, and then
replace with the new part and pin but re-using the old spring.
Anyhow, just wondering if there is interest in this part for around $12 - $13. Maybe
less. Its made of aluminum and seems to work. I'm going to try and get about 4-of
themf or spares for various 4kq/urq cars.
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