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Re: Handbrake plastic

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Its only "normal" when its broken!
But its "normal" to break
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I finally had time to replace the broken plastic (It took me about 3 minutes for installation as the new part was flexible enough for easy assembly) with new and I have to admit that it turned out fantastic. It looks so good that I should produce it and sell it on eBay ...
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I finally had time to replace the broken plastic (It took me about 3 minutes for installation as the new part was flexible enough for easy assembly) with new and I have to admit that it turned out fantastic. It looks so good that I should produce it and sell it on eBay ...
I think I would actually buy that.
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If mine ever breaks I'll just fit a leather pouch that fiat was too cheap to fit in the first place.
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Re: Handbrake plastic

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I finally had time to replace the broken plastic (It took me about 3 minutes for installation as the new part was flexible enough for easy assembly) with new and I have to admit that it turned out fantastic. It looks so good that I should produce it and sell it on eBay ...

It looks very nice. I would buy that!
I'm sure you could sell them (tho at a reasonable price... say 30-40 % of what Fiat is charging)
We would appreciate a description of what you did there .. on what did you stick the vinyl on?
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Re: Handbrake plastic

Mine busted and fiat want to charge me an arm & a leg over here to replace, if you were going to produce another one how much and would you post to Australia??
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Re: Handbrake plastic

how did you get the surround off the handbrake its self ? does it just pull up? i dont really understand
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Re: Handbrake plastic

Even if you replace the plastic part it will break again because do you have to set the handbrake height to the right position otherwise it just breaks again at the same place.It costs 60 in my country.The part with mechanics work included.I have to get it replaced it snapped on thursday and I arranged the meeting with the local Fiat mechanic for next week.
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Re: Handbrake plastic

I knew mine had snapped when the wife got her finger in it as I pulled the hand break, she didn't half scream, what a mess it made of her finger
I would also like a carbon effect one
But thinking a strip of rubber for longevity . . .
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I finally had time to replace the broken plastic (It took me about 3 minutes for installation as the new part was flexible enough for easy assembly) with new and I have to admit that it turned out fantastic. It looks so good that I should produce it and sell it on eBay ...
What did you use to repair it? My 2008 Bravo has the same problem.
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Re: Handbrake plastic

Hello!

I used plastic folder for paper (because is flexible and hard) on which I stick carbon wrap and after year and a half still looks like new.
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Re: Handbrake plastic

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I knew mine had snapped when the wife got her finger in it as I pulled the hand break, she didn't half scream, what a mess it made of her finger
I would also like a carbon effect one
But thinking a strip of rubber for longevity . . .
did the same to mine the other day haha
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Re: Handbrake plastic

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did the same to mine the other day haha
Well, I just asked fiat dealer to fix it as warranty claim and they replaced the complet console!!!! free of charge!!! This is why they have bad time...
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Re: Handbrake plastic

Ițve replaced mine the other day with a piece of plastic i cut out from a folder.
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Re: Handbrake plastic

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I finally had time to replace the broken plastic (It took me about 3 minutes for installation as the new part was flexible enough for easy assembly) with new and I have to admit that it turned out fantastic. It looks so good that I should produce it and sell it on eBay ...
I would genuinely buy that. I just noticed mine has broke.
How did you produce this mate?
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