Originally Posted by JoskeJTD Theyre not second hand they are brand new. Heres the Link httpcgi.ebay.co.ukfiat-MAREA-95-01-FRONT-and-REAR-door-OUTER-handle-L-R-180470525792ptUK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM& hashitem2a04e1af60ht_1171wt_907 Not a bad price then since they are new. Originally Posted by skaramazoo Thanks for that Adrian but having already done my little research locally Ive found out
Im brand newbie today and look forward to speaking to you lot I have just bought a W reg fiat brava with corroded handles. What do people think is really the best type to replace them Marea brava 147 Would I be right in thinking colour coded (metallic silver) is going to be a much dearer option Do the door backs have to come off or are they fit-able from outside the car Any pearls would be most welcome. Thank you.
Welcome to the forums. If you read through all the threads on this forum about the doorhandles you will find all the answers you need. The 147 handles do fit but leave a gap and do not fit to the door completely correctly. The original brava handles suck. Even if you fit new ones they will fall apart again within a year. Marea handles are your only real option. They are normally not painted to colour
Hey Collette welcome to the forum As Greg says because you have four doors Marea handles are the only real option but its a very good option. This is because fiat 500 handles and Alfa 147 handles only fit on the front doors.
Originally Posted by wimmy welcome. Im guessing by your title you are having a little trouble with perishing door handles It happens. The rubber handles corrode and split after time which leaves them looking a little tatty. The solution is to fit handles from the Marea which can be painted in the same colour of your car and do not perish. A guide on how to do this can be found here httpwww.bravo-guide.co.ukmod-a-bravo.htmhandle Hi there just thought Id tell you the budget way of repair for the Bravo door handles Were selling my wifes 1.4SX so didnt want to go through the time and cost of replacing the handles. Instead I peeled off the rubber around the barrel portion of the handles (not the pull part) and it looked quite good so I carefully applied translucent silica gel (same stuff you use around the kitchen tops) all the way around the black plastic surrounding the barrel. It actually looks very nice and forms a great seal but I was worried about it coming away from the metal so I cleaned the metal around the barrel plastic with alcohol (Isopropyl). There is some movement between the plastic and the door metal when you open the car door but it is minimal and the gel has held well. The overall result is that the lines of the door looks great and the modification doesnt look out of place Only time will tell as to how long itll last but it is a repair that can be done over and over again very cheaply. By the way Im still a fiat owner Replacement car No2 is a brava 115 ELX with all the trimmings
why cant you get hold of new ones is it finding where they sell them or the money if you go scrap yard you can pic them up quiet cheeply or a breakers yard or have a look on ebay left door handle right door handle on the paint side of things ive never painted them so i cant help you there sorry but i hope thats helped
As far as I know the chrome door handles are simply the standard ones with the black plastic removed. I have this problem on my brava and Im planning on replacing the handles with Marea ones painted the same colour as my car. httpwww.forzafiat.com - the onlin...or fiat owners h6 Click here for pictures of my Uno Click here for pictures of my brava h6
fiat AR parts man has just had a look at them for me. Apparently it is possible as they are the same size but since the AR handle has an extra bolt (or something) the bravao door will need a bit of work to get it on right. Strangely enough no-one had ever asked them this before.... Think Ill go for sprayed Marea ones then....
or you can use alfa 147(chrome) handles with slight modification see pic Attached Thumbnails   __________________ fiat Forum Useful Links Donate to FF    Buy FF Merchandise    Classifieds    FF Insurance    How-to Guides    FAQs Last edited by drunknspike 17-02-2008 at 1420 .   Quote   17-02-2008   4 BILLE Get Your Own Title Join Date Feb 2008
marea heres the difference the marea ones really are 1000000 times better __________________ 1999 yamaha yzf600r thundercat   Quote   20-02-2008   11 operationblade2 The I.C.E King   Join Date Feb 2008 Location Gloucester Posts 27 Thanks 0 Trader Rating 0   Re door handles I am so blatently doing that That looks 25000000 times betta Also as a good tip....if you de-badge your fiat
Originally Posted by kick ass chome can you paint them becouse i think in the heat they will chip off allso do you recone they fit a matalic silver its a pitty you didnt do a step by step guy like fiatboo that would be awsome i wonder how much will it cost to chrome the head of me car probably cost a fortune to chrome a cylinder head the handles could probably be painted as they are plastic but the
My brava also has deteriorating door handles and a rattling heat sheild. The door handles I keep meaning to replace with Marea ones the heat shield Ive never investigated.
The door handles on my brava are also the same (all four in fact). I think it is just the soft rubber materials used on the outside of the handles which are not really suited to our environment thus erode over time due to wear & tear weather and the like. I much prefer hard plastic. I had thought about getting them changed but did not see the point if the replaced ones will erode later on. Its not
Originally Posted by kenh I have a 1996 brava 1.6 SX. Usual door handles rubber falling off. Will handles from a brava 1998-2002 fit my model or do I specifically need to source handles from a 95-98 model thanks Yes you can use the handles off a 98 -02 model.
nope theres no other door handles for the brava all i can suggest is that u delock it brava boy 4 life
My handles are also cracking. I read somewhere that they react with de-icer whether or not its true I dont know. Anyone want to conduct a test on their handles httpwww.forzafiat.com - the onlin...or fiat owners h6 Click here for pictures of my Uno Click here for pictures of my brava h6
Ive got a Mk2 brava and the door handles seem quite tough and plasticky. Are they different to the Mk1 handles or can we all expect them to disintegrate eventually
Originally Posted by bluejohn125 Ive got a Mk2 brava and the door handles seem quite tough and plasticky. Are they different to the Mk1 handles or can we all expect them to disintegrate eventually mk2 are same handles as mk1. maybe yours have already been replaced with marea handles or maybe they are just still in good condition.
two the front mounting bolt i was going to put the one i took apart into my car as a test but ran out of time there not actually that expensive new under 30 quid each and you would need a right hand drive drivers side and a left hand drive drivers side to retain both your locks the only thing i cant be sure on till i try is the shape that the but end locks into on the door skin but i cant see fiat
there are some keyless marea handles in the classifieds section. these would be good if you have remote central locking. otherwise search on ebay for people breaking fiat mareas and call up and get the handles (if they are available) they go pretty quickley for people to replace their bravobrava handles with cal
Everyone has this problem. Theres nothing you can do except replace the handles. Marea ones can be sprayed the same colour as the car and wont rot. fiat brava 1.6 HSX fiat Uno 1.1 ieS.
Scrapyard D. Theres also the Alfa Romeo 147 chrome door handles if a. you are handy with mechanics and b. you are loaded. font colorviolet . o O Helz O o . Proud owner of a silver Baby brava with a Smiley air freshener font idviolet
the door handles are only held on with 2 3mm allen bolts and take about 2 seconds to fit and are dirt cheap. Met Cognac 99 brava 100 HSX what do you want cupholders open door warning light grow up
The handles will fit but if i were you id look for some of an old marea. These are fully plastic and dont have the rubber which will perish. Best thing is to search on ebay for fiat marea breaking and there is a few and just ask about the handles. Then you can spray them what colour you need.I got a set of 4 for my brava off ebay for 25 quid so look around. As for the bulbs id always go for osram nightbreakers they look good in marea polys too
-Hello -the doors of the Marea are different than the ones on brava... I have the same problem as you with the door handles... -but either you change them with some new ones for Bravoa or... leave them as they are -Thats what I did
-The Marea door handles fit without problems... without modifying cutting etc... The dealership of fiat here in Greece told me they need some modifying... -If they fit without modifying Ill go and pick some up...
everyone has this problem with those bloomin handles just dont do wat i did. mine was so messed up the scrappy didnt have any marea or brava or bravo handles so i went to the fiat dealer and to get um fitted it cost me a wopping 340 pounds. 340 Pounds i could have bought half a bodykit for that.
Sorry for the quality of pic - weatherphone camera. So this is how it looks like without rubber. Attached Thumbnails   __________________ fiat Forum Useful Links Donate to FF    Buy FF Merchandise    Classifieds    FF Insurance    How-to Guides    FAQs Last edited by krca 15-01-2005 at 2152 .   Quote   15-01-2005   8 Helz Forum moderator
i was always looking for mareas in scrapyards and only ever found one which was bare. went to the scrap yard last week and there were 3 mareas complete with polyecliptical headlights a few door handles and centre consoles... shame ive sold my brava and was actually looking for an early metro to steal parts from.