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      01-22-2014, 04:40 PM   #1
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Question Door handles "stuck" - don't return to closed position

What's the reason for them getting stuck and a "fix" without paying to the dealers?
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      01-22-2014, 04:43 PM   #2
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The correct answer to 90% of all questions asked by mankind.

Gaffa Tape is the answer to most of the others.
If you can't fix it with a hammer.... It's electrical!
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The correct answer to 90% of all questions asked by mankind.

Gaffa Tape is the answer to most of the others.
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What's the reason for them getting stuck and a "fix" without paying to the dealers?
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Hell no @ wd40

Use silicone spray instead made by the WD company and available at hellfrauds
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Its due to the paint being too thick or something

Any lubricant will do the trick
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Any lubricant will do the trick
Something to remember lads.
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      01-24-2014, 04:39 AM   #10
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You could try peach oil.

Not sure if it would work... but it would smell lovely.
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It was a fault on 05/06 ish door handles, there's a nylon slider on the back of the handle and it just sticks.

My 06 330i had it fixed under warranty when they stuck in 07, but the fix was probably them just bodging / oiling it somehow, as stealers do.

But they never stuck again and then newer handles were changed to avoid it.

As said try some silicon type spray in the back end of the handle.
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Mines is an 07 with sticky handles!

Oiled them 5k miles ago and so far so good
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My 2006 BMW has sticky door handles. Used silicone spray and 20,000 miles later, still not sticking. Would not suggest using WD40 myself.
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I have WD-40 - what's wrong with it? I'll have to buy silcone spray....

http://www.wd40.co.uk/Files/pdf/wd-40-2000-uses.pdf
I'm sure in this list sticky door handles are mentioned!

http://www.wd40specialist.co.uk/the-...one-lubricant/
Don't know the advantage of this just for sticky handles.
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Wd-40 is a good penetrating fluid for sure

So you could use it to free them off. The silicone spray is more of a grease which will have longevity and be better in the long run
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Wd-40 is a good penetrating fluid for sure

So you could use it to free them off. The silicone spray is more of a grease which will have longevity and be better in the long run
There is your answer. Besides WD40 drives out water... remember all those times your dad used WD40 on your bike chain as a kid and it just made things worse?
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