It is common for the internal door handles to crack / snap on VW Beetle models.
It is very common for the interior door handles to crack and fail on VW Beetle models. These handles are made from a poor-quality plastic and over time with the weight of the doors this plastic becomes brittle and snaps, this is seemingly inevitable with these vehicles.
Volkswagen do not sell these handles individually. Their solution to the problem is a complete replacement of the door panel assembly. There are very hard to come by (not cracked already!), very expensive, tricky to fit and will ultimately fail again.
Symptoms of the fault
Cracked / split door handle and or door panel. Handle broken off totally or hanging off. Handle flimsy or loose at one end. Damaged handle making it difficult to open the door from the inside.
Vehicles affected and compatibility
VW Beetle 1998-2010
Associated part numbers:
1C2868107DFZA, 1Y2868107A, 1Y1868107 SLN, 1Y1868107 TQW, 1Y1868107 TQR, 1Y1868107 TQS, 1Y1868107 TQT, 1Y1868107 TQU, 1Y1868107 TQV, 1C0867172C, N 90611101, N 90611102, 1Y1868108 SLN.
Fit our replacement billet aluminium handles and cure this fault for good.
Cure this fault permanently with our replacement metal handles at a fraction of the price of a complete interior door panel which would just fail again.
Our handles are CNC machined from billet aluminium, polished and then anodised. A solid product, designed to last the life of the vehicle and look great too! Many customers have fitted these as a preventative measure and to improve the look of the interior of their vehicle.
Our handles are very easy to install please check out our instructions and video. Our handles are unique in design featuring countersunk screws to provide a smooth handle surface and a pattern to reflect the OEM handle. The ideal solution to a very common fault.
You will receive
2x CNC machined billet aluminium anodised handles. Left and Right sides.
4x Anodised aluminium spacers.
4x Countersunk stainless steel screws.
Step 1: Remove Top Section of the Handle
Using a plastic lever tool or screw driver lever off the top section of the handle.
Step 2: Cut Away the Lower Section of the Handle
Using a cutting tool such as a Dremmel cut away the lower part of the handle.
Cut as close as you can to the holes at each end of the handle, taking care not to damaged the door trim or upholstery underneath.
Step 3: Remove Screws From Door Trim
Using a Philips head screwdriver remove the two screws at each end of where the old handle located.
Step 4: Fit Our New Handle
Insert our replacement screws through the handle and through the spacers. Push the handle in to the holes left by the old handle. Tighten the screws ensuring the new handle seats correctly as the screws are tightened.
This completes the repair. If you need any further guidance on this install or would like to purchase the parts shown please call us on +44 01843 446643 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also check out our instruction guide on YouTube.
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