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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-13-2018, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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Exterior chrome door handles

2008 convertible
I just lost the pass side door handle chrome overlay. So several questions:
1. Was the factory chrome option a chrome overlay piece or was the handle itself chrome? Perhaps a previous owner added the chrome overlays on my car?
2. Are the front door handles the same for 2 and 4 doors? I see lots of chrome overlays on eBay but they're all for 4 doors. None for 2 doors.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-14-2018, 06:04 PM
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I just replaced mine because the dealer did a poor job of painting to match several years ago and the paint began peeling.
They are no longer in business, so could not go back.
I went on eBay and found a pair of chrome handles that fit great (although I did have to trim the gasket a bit so that it
wouldn't catch on the handle when opening) And they look fabulous. The front handles of the 4 door as well as several
other GM vehicles are interchangeable.
The caution is in replacing them, be very careful with the releasing screw - that you have a method for holding it when
backed out. They disappear down into the door too easily. Look up replacing G6 door handle on YouTube. It took longer
to watch than to do it.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you buzz1009.

I bought a new chrome 4-door handle from eBay and it does fit the 2-doors. Yes I had to trim the gasked also.

For others doing this: there is a simple trick to not dropping the screw. You don't take it out. You only back out the screw until the back part of the handle is loose and can be removed. At that point the screw is still held securely and won't fall off. Simple to do, just don't use a screw gun.
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