[V8] interior door handle pinch plate fix?

dsaad at icehouse.net dsaad at icehouse.net
Wed Feb 15 12:41:31 EST 2006

Any type 44, and probably also any Audi/VW from the same era has the same
hardware for the arm rest. In fact, the arm rest is the same for the 100/200
series cars I believe. Should be no problem to get the attchement hardware or if
you are lucky a good used arm rest.


Quoting Karl Middlebrooks <coalblacksmith at gmail.com>:

> The PO of V8 #1 removed the screws from the driver's side interior door
> handle, rather than just loosening them. According to the manual, you
> shouldn't remove them completely, since that will foul up the pinch plate
> that holds the handle to the door panel.
> So now, pretty much every time I close the door from the inside, the handle
> slides partially off. All the controls and everything still work, but it's
> annoying to keep having to shove handle back in place after I close the
> door.
> Any ideas on a permanent fix? I haven't poked around with it much, just
> because I don't want to inadvertently make things worse.
> Unrelated to this...In replacing the glove box handle on V8 #2 to solve the
> permanently open glove box problem, I discovered that the PY (Y = yo-yo)
> didn't accidentally break it off has he claimed. He pried it off, lost all
> the parts of the inner lock, and nearly pried the facing of the glove box off
> the frame in one spot. I'm glad I was able to save the car from that fool.
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