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Yup chalk another down to the broken hinge of dooooooom.

Ordered the fiat 500 spare part, tho not entirely sure about changing it tbh.

According to garage guy Im 2nd person in 2 weeks to ask for that.
Wonder whos other GT in cambridge / peterborough area has a broken handle too :P
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Im picking up the hinge tomorrow (£8.56) and tackling the job on sunday
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Eventually got round to tackling this job . I had to take the glass out as im not a contortionist . I also lost the nut that holds the hinge to the door . I used the supplied plastic fastener that came with the new hinge ... bad idea its already broken. I have now acquired a suitable nut to finish the job properly
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My brother and I spent about 4 hours last Sunday doing this job, using pubsinger's excellent guide:.

Similar to action84, we removed the glass, which turned out to be very easy. The only tricky part was in trying to get the whole handle off. No matter how we moved it, it seemed the opening mechanism wasn't going to let go of the handle's latch.

In the end, we managed to replace the hinge while keeping the handle on the door. Not ideal, but worked fine.
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Did my 147 passenger side hinge last week, it took a few mins to work it out but never removed glass and to get the handle off i removed the nut at the hinge end and slid handle forward. To remove handle i had to open handle as though you were going to open door, hold it there and work the handle up and down a bit and handle came away from door, i then prised the rod from the lock and and the lock came away fully. When i replaced it i fitted the rod once handle was in place and it clips in quite easily.
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I replaced the drivers side door handle on my wife's 2008 147 1.6 TS Collectizone last night. I have to say it was not a pleasant experience but got through it in less than 2 hours without removing the glass and pretty much doing what Maverick describes above with the door lock rods. Now all I have to do is the same on my 147 GTA How and why do Alfa do this? It is obviously a design flaw to have such a poor quality hinge on a door handle that should last the life of the car. The one I replaced was only 4 1/2 years old and the hinge was seized and snapped. The build quality and finish of many components on the 147 in particular leave a lot to be desired. Having said that, other than the door handle and the gear selector bushes, nothing other than service items (oil, filters, belts, pads disks, upper wishbones) have been replaced on the car in over 55K miles. Can't complain too much I suppose

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My handle has just gone. Its the hinge by the look of it. Just a bit of advice. I only purchased the car a couple of weeks ago from a well know dealer (not alfa) who has a good reputation in the area. Would you think i would be within my rights to ask them to repair it?
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Answered my own question. Took the car back to the dealers. They are replacing and refitting it for me in the coming week
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Just an update,took my GT to the dealer (not Alfa dealer) and they replaced the hinge. It took them 1.5 hours to do but came back to me fully fixed.
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Took mine to my indie last week to get my boot tightened up, the day after the passenger door hinge snapped, today the drivers one snapped? Coincidence?
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From Pubsinger's guide: "Looking on ePer the popper in the rubber on the rear, top edge of the door that broke is 7677865... 0.50p (ish), although it quotes this same part number for the lower poppers too. Clearly not right as the one on the top has a much larger head."

I am reasonably sure the correct part number is 14591987 (E.CO Italia Commerce | 50402 Button). The only problem now is getting one. The dealers will only sell bag fulls of this part and not single units.
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Not sure, the part number you quote is #5 on the version of ePer I have

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That ain't the right one.

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Anyone know where there are some screw covers(the one you have to destroy) in stock, Autolusso have none and can't get any

Thanks for guide Pubsinger, me and a friend replaced the near side hinge in under an hour.
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I ordered part number 14591987 from SGT and happily it was indeed the large head button for the top rear edge of the door.
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I ordered part number 14591987 from SGT and happily it was indeed the large head button for the top rear edge of the door.
It's only taken 3 years to clear that one up - heh!

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My hinge broke last Friday so had a good read of pubsingers guide (excellent and many thanks). Reading about the Fiat 500 hinge being the same for the 147, and it only being £7.99 (+ £6.00 express postage, £3.00 regular) for a genuine Fiat item from Partsworlduk.com I thought I would try it. I took the door panel off, followed by the 10mm nut holding the hinge and gently lifted the handle away, with everything else attached. Using a small bit and ratchet ring spanner I managed to remove the remnants of the old hinge and screw in the new then bolt it all together. The fiat hinge fits perfectly. The whole job took an hour and cost £14 the part no from Partsworld is 51939041. I also smothered the hinge pin in grease in the hope that it goes some way to stop it corroding!
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Am impressed by this thread but absolutely no chance that I will fix my own! Driver's door handle came off in my hand and I am going to pay £260 for part/labour to have it fixed -booooooooooo I know I'm rubbish but I can't face the fear of failure and I have so little time. excuses excuses I know!
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Hi all once a month I lube my door handles with Copper Grease .Had the car 2 years no problems yet I say yet lol
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I dId mine in the week and bought the FIAT part 0051939041, which looks the same but isnt.... the Alfa version the screw hole is 90 degrees to surface but the Fiat part is 45 and doesnt screw down far enough... does the job for now but its not right. Tried to get the Alfa part yesterday without luck.

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I dId mine in the week and bought the FIAT part 0051939041, which looks the same but isnt.... the Alfa version the screw hole is 90 degrees to surface but the Fiat part is 45 and doesnt screw down far enough... does the job for now but its not right. Tried to get the Alfa part yesterday without luck.

For the F/L 147 ('07 build) the Fiat part 0051939041 was used to replace my hinge, the original part which broke had the hole at ~45 deg.

According to others on here the early 147 handle was different & had the screw at 90 deg, perhaps there are also two versions of the door handle & hinge fitted to the GT.
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Am impressed by this thread but absolutely no chance that I will fix my own! Driver's door handle came off in my hand and I am going to pay £260 for part/labour to have it fixed -booooooooooo I know I'm rubbish but I can't face the fear of failure and I have so little time. excuses excuses I know!

That seems very expensive, have you got a good Alfa specialist locally who could fit the part ?

The part can be got from Partsworld-uk for £60
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brand-new-...ht_3352wt_1328 or http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brand-new-...ht_3485wt_1328

Check that the finish is the same, there are 2 versions IIRC.
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That seems very expensive, have you got a good Alfa specialist locally who could fit the part ?

The part can be got from Partsworld-uk for £60
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brand-new-...ht_3352wt_1328 or http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brand-new-...ht_3485wt_1328

Check that the finish is the same, there are 2 versions IIRC.
Thanks David - will try to get the part myself, the quote is from a good Alfa specialist
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Thanks David - will try to get the part myself, the quote is from a good Alfa specialist
£260 is much too dear - I had mine done for £130 including £70 for the new handle.
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£260 is much too dear - I had mine done for £130 including £70 for the new handle.
Oh Crikey, that sounds like I am gonna be paying far too much. It makes it worse that I am having the brakes done and front upper wishbones too!

He is charging same as Mangoletsi for the door! Need to have a re-think given my husband says he does not feel able to make the repair. Both ends of the handle are broken.

How can I get a fair quote - guy I am using is highly thought of on here. Had a full service from him recently which was not cheap but car really does run better. I do not want to be ripped off
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Your profile doesn't say where you are but posting in your regional lounge may get you some local advice.
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