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shogun
08-03-2008, 02:02 AM
The friendly dealer does not sell them as single items, but only the much more expensive door handles complete. The cheaper solution:
ONE set of rubber trim for your outer door handle, 1 set = 4 pieces.
These will crack or, over time, it will just wear out. The last thing you want creeping inside your door handle is water & dirt. They will no doubt damage your door lock mechanism.
The old ones could look like this
http://i39.tinypic.com/aag8yx.jpg
http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x325/werner525itexe/Photo003.jpg
http://i41.tinypic.com/10y0vtj.jpg

1 set = 4 pieces for 4-door:
rear http://tinypic.com/usermedia.php?uo=Y%2FhLISduVV6qzWZNw2n8HYh4l5k2TGx c
front
http://tinypic.com/usermedia.php?uo=Y%2FhLISduVV4rSadKCCyDrIh4l5k2TGx c
http://tinypic.com/usermedia.php?uo=Y%2FhLISduVV6zBZhNO9QjLYh4l5k2TGx c

It will fit all E32 - 7 series, E34 - 5 series, E36 - 3 series and the Z3 series.
On E36
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c299/mjbara2002/DSCF0354.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c299/mjbara2002/DSCF0356.jpg

Price: U.S. $ 30.00 per set including shipping by unregistered airmail ex Japan. Delivery time: ex stock as long as stock lasts.
Payment: Paypal.
Should the parcel be subjected to import, customs, GST, VAT or sales tax, you are responsible to pay them. Send me a private message (PM) in case of interest with your complete shipping address and I will inform the Paypal account.
Installation: (examples)
http://bimmertips.com/bmw-e36-e34-door-handle-seal-gasket-replacement/
Z3, also applicable similar to other models http://www.angelfire.com/de3/bimmertoyz/howtodoortrim.html
http://infinitier.ddo.jp/e32/page/mainte/mainte_50702.htm
This is the door handle replacement procedure, same applies to the gasket/seal only http://www.bmw4life.com/doorHandle.htm

2 door sets also available for Z3, E36 Coupe, set $18 including shipping by non registered airmail

shogun
08-04-2008, 04:31 AM
@Mr._Graybeard
It's in the mail to you. I took them out of the wrapping for easier shipping. The 2 with the larger holes are for the front doors. The large holes are for the door locks.
The other 2 for the rear doors. It makes it easier to install the gaskets when you warm them up a bit before installing so they are more flexible.
In summer time no problem, but in winter it is recommendable to warm them up so that the material is more flexible and they fit easy.

Mr._Graybeard
08-04-2008, 10:48 AM
Thanks Erich!

shogun
08-07-2008, 05:21 AM
here another good instruction from the japanese E34 DIY corner
http://dd.jpn.org/BMW_HP/20060508/index.shtml

shogun
11-03-2009, 09:58 PM
Feedback info for E36 owners from a 1998 E36 328iC Cabriolet owner,


I did mine yesterday. Look through the hole and find the small sheet metal piece in there. Put the paint can opener at the top and just off the edge of this. Push towards the outside of the door and forward. Move down a little each time and try again. You will hit it. It isn't visible in my 328ic. Took me 31 days for the drivers side and 3 minutes for the passenger side. When mine released you could see the outside panel release from the door.
lightflyer1 Location: Austin, Texas E36 328iC 1998

pics E36

http://tinypic.com/usermedia.php?uo=fVoSkrnCCyfD3ixMss%2FEboh4l5k2TGx c
http://tinypic.com/usermedia.php?uo=fVoSkrnCCyf1JDPauNd6%2Foh4l5k2TGx c
http://tinypic.com/usermedia.php?uo=fVoSkrnCCyfFToXJ%2FoD7goh4l5k2TGx c
http://tinypic.com/usermedia.php?uo=fVoSkrnCCyduMqwkk2Hy4Yh4l5k2TGxc

Marty:
I own a 328i coupe and recently changed the rubber trim. What a mission. There is a slider behind a gasket, but it is very difficult to find and move. If you lift the rubber seal on the top edge of the door (where the window meets the sill just above the latch) you will find a very small gasket (see picture). If you look inside this gasket you will see a lever that moves down when you lift the door handle (a curved grey dull colour).
The slider is directly behind this (a few millimetres towards the front) against the outside panel. The slider itself has gold/yellow appearance and is in the shape of an "L" with the bottom of the "L" sticking out from the panel. You can just see the tip of slider. Use a flexible LED torch that you can poke it into the gasket and light up the area. Its hopeless shining an ordinary torch into the gasket and trying to find it. You cant look in and shine the torch at the same time. The best way to slide it forward (towards the front of the car) is to use an Allen key. The Allen key allows you to get in behind the handle lever. If you can imagine the slider being an L shape and the Allen key being an L shape, then the idea is to push the bottom of the Allen key (tip of the L) against the tip of the L of the slider. Be careful as the locking mechanism is in very close proximity to the slider and you dont want to damage it.

I my case the slider was difficult to move. But a few taps on the Allen key with the handle of a rubber grip screwdriver did the trick.

Once you get the trim off and replace the rubber use the Allen key as a hook to pull the slider back.

The best thing you can do is to find/make and LED flexible torch that will poke through the gasket. Once you do this and get a glimpse of the slider you will see how it all works. There is no need to pull the door apart.I hope this helps you guys. Its difficult to explain and even more difficult to photograph (even though I tried).

The Slider tip is just in front of the door handle lever (see the pic for details). Its between a small piece of painted sheet metal on the inside of the outer panel (just visible through the gasket) and the door handle lever.
Hope these pictures explain things a bit better.

Marty New Zealand 328i E36
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John in CT
01-05-2010, 05:28 PM
@John in CT
1 set sent out today to Derby, CT

thanks

Shogun; Got 'em last Saturday, amazing speed,

TY,

John

shogun
01-06-2010, 05:25 AM
Thanks John for the feedback.

The set for David Hunter was sent out today to Nashville, TN for his E34iT

more feedback:
I ordered a set of these a while back and they fit like a glove. Nice and pliable, and fit PERFECT. I read other posts about crap parts that had a ton of flashing, would break when installed and these are not like that at all. All four of them for my E34 fit perfect, no trimming necessary and once out of the package they were very soft.

They are shipped quickly and packaged individual with cardboard backers.

So to prove it, I went out at 9:00 PM and removed my door gasket just so I could show you. That should tell you something...This is my gasket which has been on the car for about 2 months now.

A point to note here, I don't take parts off my car at 9:00 at night for nothing. It is only because I think these parts are great and I would recommend them without hesitation.
http://briandejong.com/BMW/DG/_MG_3353.jpg
Look how nicely it fits. The gasket overlaps the handle cover perfectly, not to tight and not to loose.
http://briandejong.com/BMW/DG/_MG_3352.jpg
This one shows how it fits around the corners.
http://briandejong.com/BMW/DG/_MG_3347.jpg

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jhughes E34 525 : Shogun's seals are damn perfect. Soft, pliable, and precisely fitting. Totally top-notch product- these seals completely surpassed my expectations.

barry 90 525i
02-21-2010, 04:49 PM
I bought these and it was the fastest shipping i have ever seen and they look great!

shogun
05-07-2010, 06:22 AM
Here a video how to do on the E36, made by jbate and his comment:
This video will give you an idea of what you have to do while the handle is still in the door. First you need to pull the rubber cover back. I have seen a DIY where the guy used a paint gallon lid opener, I used a set of picks. The whole thing is done by feel because you can't see a damn thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGE7ncBE_vQ&feature=player_embedded

aston_jag_tech
05-10-2010, 07:08 PM
Thanks Shogun. Just received my door handle gaskets!! :)

BMWDriver
05-18-2010, 09:01 PM
Hi Shogun;
I've gotten the gaskets a few days after you mailed them. That was fast for international mail in my opinion.

Thanks !

John in CT
09-13-2010, 06:54 PM
and finally got around to it last weekend, job is a snap, the new ones look great, subtle but important upgrade,

Thanks

John in CT
1995 525i 5 speed 131K miles

shogun
10-10-2010, 06:10 AM
feedback from Werner525iTEXE, E34 owner:

see old - new:
http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x325/werner525itexe/Photo003.jpg
http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x325/werner525itexe/Photo004.jpg

shogun
03-04-2011, 05:58 AM
@t.wak
2 sets for 4-door E34 sent out to Bulleen Victoria, Australia

along with the special made toothed wheel/rim for the rear sunshade gear, made of steel instead of that weak plastic original stuff

CharlesAFerg
03-22-2011, 02:46 AM
@t.wak
2 sets for 4-door E34 sent out to Bulleen Victoria, Australia

along with the special made toothed wheel/rim for the rear sunshade gear, made of steel instead of that weak plastic original stuff

What is the rim for? My visor sometimes stays really stuck turned on if I turn it horizontally and try to turn it back after blocking the sun. What causes this? I just don't touch it, because I'm afraid one day I won't be able to get it to turn off.


David
set of door handle gaskets for 1997 E36 328i 4-dr sedan sent to Corvallis, OR
thanks

Yeaaah, OR!

shogun
03-24-2011, 03:31 PM
Charles,
the toothed rim is for the gear of the rear sunshade, that toothed rim gets damaged over the years. See here the pics
http://www.bimmernut.com/forum/swap-meet-classified-ads/40688-toothed-steel-gear-rear-electric-sunblind.html
there is a small and a large gear part, my one is the large one as shown in the pics. When damaged, it usually starts to rattle and may not close or open completely, as part of the teeth are worn.
Because the gear motor only switches off by increasing ampere, but it is designed to always run a few seconds longer to cope with different expansion of the sunshade mechanism due to heat, dirt etc, so these last few seconds damage the gear over the years.
Best is you open the gear as shown in the link and have a look at it before you order it, maybe also different causes.

h2oyo
12-02-2011, 04:56 PM
@h2ojo
1x 4-door set shipped by airmail to Phoenix, Arizona
thanks

Got them really fast mail from japan, I think it less time then to get to something from New York lol. Thanks

shogun
04-13-2013, 09:09 PM
Here pics from an E36
Front old
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Front new
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Rear old
vorher, alte Dichtung
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Rear new
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shogun
04-03-2014, 05:50 PM
@Regal
1 set for your E34 is in the way to TN, thanks

I hope you are as happy as bleudyno, he asked me some time ago:
Hi shogun, you got a lot of praise for you e34 door handle seals. Do you still sell them? The ebay ones are pieces of crap and don't fit right. You're set will fit perfectly right? Let me know and I'll paypal you. Thanks!
2 weeks later after he ordered my ones:
I received your package and installed them already. They fit like a glove! Thanks so much!

shogun
09-11-2016, 12:38 AM
@Keith: 2 sets 4-door sent to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
example of old replaced door handle gaskets from an E32 750, pic send to me by Willy in Laurel, MD https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-YMRrADtfxRw/ThUoQFPnwPI/AAAAAAAABC8/mLSFMWYmndo/s640/IMAG0114.jpg
@dan:1 set for E34 540 sent to Moroga, CA , and here already added the reply from him: Got them a few days ago in the mail. The packaging is organized thoughtfully, and the gaskets are rubbery and flexible. Installation was a snap. Thanks Shogun.
Before: http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc455/daniels_540/IMG_20111214_121541.jpg
After: http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc455/daniels_540/IMG_20111214_130130.jpg
(The images are big)
@Joel: 4-door set is on the way to Beaverton, OR for your 1991 E34 M5
@Rodolfo: 1 set for your E32 was sent to Curitiba - Paran, 80240-010 Brazil
@Franklin: 1 4-door set for your 93 E36 325i Sedan is on the way to NYC by airmail,
@Tyson:1 set for your E32 was sent to Cambridge, WI
@Jonathon: 4-door set for your 1995 BMW 530i just sent out to VA by airmail,
@James:1 set for 4-door Sedan for your 1996 E36 328i were shipped out to MD
@Dan: 1 set for your E32 740iL was just sent out FL
@johnd: 2 sets for E34 are on the way to NSW, Australia
@TechnoWeeny:1 4-door set for your E34 540 was sent to Logan Village, Australia
@Alex:2-door set for your E36 was sent to PA
@Marcus:1 set of outer doorhandles for your E36 Coupe is on the way to Berlin, Germany
@James:Set 4 outer doorhandle gaskets for your 1991 E34 ///M5 is on the way to Jacksonville, FL
@Robert: 1 set for your E34 540 shipped to WI
@Steve:2-door set for E36 318ti shipped to San Antonio, TX
@Rudolph: 2 sets for E34 are sent out to Germany
@ Mike: 1 set for your 1998 E36 M3 Coupe sent to Middleton, WI
@James: 2 doorhandle gaskets for your 1999 BMW Z3 M Coupe shipped to Huntsville, AL
@Christopher: 1 set for E34 sent to Berlin, Germany
@Ken, set for E36 Coupe right and left gaskets sent to Belgium
@Phil: 1 set for E32 shipped to Newtown, Victoria, Australia
Henry: 1 set for your E34 shipped to Woollahra, NSW, Australia
Comment by Henry: Hi Shogun, I understand you sell door handle gaskets for the E34 that fit? (I had a poor experience buying some on eBay that did not). The car is an Oct'88 Build M20B25, the door handles are metallic (not plastic like have seen on the E36). I would be looking for a set of 4 gaskets to cover all doors with shipping to Woollahra, NSW, Australia.
@Paul: 2 sets for E34 M5 and E36 M3 4-door shipped to Egbert, Ontario
@Christian: 1 x 2-door set for Z3 shipped to Hamburg, Germany
@Paulo: 2-door set for your 1995 E36 328i Coupe shipped to Burnaby, Canada
@Sascha: 4-door set for E32 750 shipped to Mnchen, Germany
@Paul: 1 set outer doorhandle gaskets for your E34 shipped to Federal Way, WA

This shows how I usually pack them http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170110/9bd45cc301e70ce98bfd71f5d3ac05fe.jpg

shogun
01-10-2017, 02:09 AM
@Manny: 4-door set for E32 shipped by airmail to VA
@Ralf: 2-door set for E36 Cabrio shipped to NRW, Germany

shogun
06-05-2017, 08:22 PM
@Justin: 4-door outer doorhandle gasket set for your E36 M3 Sedan shipped to Savage, MN
pics before and after on an E32 and the comment about the fitting of my gaskets http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/1267539

shogun
12-24-2017, 08:20 AM
@Flo: 1x 4-door set for your E34 Alpina B10 shipped to Ingostadt, Germany