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Old 05-11-2011, 02:35 PM   #1
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Got my new vert trunk handle in the mail yesterday

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Installed it today. Did not use the top part in the picture. Used the old one so my cheap a$$ would not have to pay for paint.
The reason I replaced it was because where the screws connect it was broken in 2 places so when you go to pop the trunk its like the handle wanted to come off. It was like that when i bought the car.
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So now its fixed and I can pop my trunk to get my tech or my mossberg. lol
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It took me about 2 hours. It was pretty straight forward. It would have been easier if I got the new piece painted. Removing the old glue from the original piece I reused took the longest. Then getting my led plate lights to line up with the contats was a PITA.
I took a some pics. Should I write up a DIY?
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:45 PM   #2
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i have the same prob, havent changed it yet because i didnt want to bother with paint. good to know that painted part can be removed seperately. Do you have the part number? is it the same one listed for $75.26 on Tischer?
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:50 PM   #3
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i have the same prob, havent changed it yet because i didnt want to bother with paint. good to know that painted part can be removed seperately. Do you have the part number? is it the same one listed for $75.26 on Tischer?
51137170965
64.91 bmwmercedesparts.com
10.00 shipping
I got it for 74.91
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:25 PM   #4
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mine was broken too. didnt replace mine but instead i took some plastic drilled some holes and glued it to the broken part. worked like a charm.
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Old 05-14-2011, 03:51 AM   #5
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^^Thinking of doing the same, the screw slot near the keyhole on mine broke today. Just the inner black peice plastic, the outside peice is fine - Speedbumps can you show me a picture of how yours looks so I can get an idea on how you did it?
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