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We're actually working on this right now. We should have these completed in the spring.

Now your speaking my language!!! When they're out I'll take a set of the *****, seat handles, and door handles.
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Now your speaking my language!!! When they're out I'll take a set of the *****, seat handles, and door handles.
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All - Just received a set of these handles for X-Mas and I must say they are a very nice addition to my C5 interior. That said, the install is a PIA. I just finished up my install and wanted to pass on a few tips to make it easier for others. Pushing the pin up from the bottom is next to impossible unless you unbolt the seat. I read here where someone used a pair of needle nose plyers and got the clip from the top. This is the method I chose but I found out something interesting I want to pass on.

First, use some painters tape between the handle and seat control plastic to prevent marking the plastic with the plyers. If you push on the seat control area and at the same time pull outward on the handle, you can see the pin arch from the top. Rather than try and grab the pin and pull it out, all you need to do is use a small pair of plyers or even a small thin flat blade screw driver or putty knife and push down on the arched part of the pin while you pull outward on the handle. What this does is push the pin farther down in the groves and actuall spreads the pin out at the bottom allowing the handle to pop off the splines. This method worked on both my seats and I found this out by shear accident and wanted to pass on to the rest of you.

Once you have the handels off, just transfer the pin to the new billet piece and push them on the splines. Pushing these on is no easy task either. Try a little grease or WD 40 on the splines before the install Again, if you can push the pin down in the groove and get the bottom of the pin clip to spread out, the handle snaps on pretty easily.

Thanks RPI for a great product.

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All - Just received a set of these handles for X-Mas and I must say they are a very nice addition to my C5 interior. That said, the install is a PIA. I just finished up my install and wanted to pass on a few tips to make it easier for others. Pushing the pin up from the bottom is next to impossible unless you unbolt the seat. I read here where someone used a pair of needle nose plyers and got the clip from the top. This is the method I chose but I found out something interesting I want to pass on.

First, use some painters tape between the handle and seat control plastic to prevent marking the plastic with the plyers. If you push on the seat control area and at the same time pull outward on the handle, you can see the pin arch from the top. Rather than try and grab the pin and pull it out, all you need to do is use a small pair of plyers or even a small thin flat blade screw driver or putty knife and push down on the arched part of the pin while you pull outward on the handle. What this does is push the pin farther down in the groves and actuall spreads the pin out at the bottom allowing the handle to pop off the splines. This method worked on both my seats and I found this out by shear accident and wanted to pass on to the rest of you.

Once you have the handels off, just transfer the pin to the new billet piece and push them on the splines. Pushing these on is no easy task either. Try a little grease or WD 40 on the splines before the install Again, if you can push the pin down in the groove and get the bottom of the pin clip to spread out, the handle snaps on pretty easily.

Thanks RPI for a great product.

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We're actually working on this right now. We should have these completed in the spring.

Cant wait for those. Hurry up and get them completed before car show season kicks off. Those will really help set off the interior. Will be placing an order soon.
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How about some Billet Door Handles & E-Brake Buttons(not the surround) ??????

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How about some Billet Door Handles & E-Brake Buttons(not the surround) ??????

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Me and my buddy Pitt have been on the hunt for these bits as well. We can handle removing roll pins to change the interior door handle if needed...

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Thanks for the post. We are working on it. Tooling costs are huge, plus we don't know how many guess will be able to easily remove the pin, it isn't easy. If a product isn't easy to install, the part just doesn't sell well.
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Thanks for the post. We are working on it. Tooling costs are huge, plus we don't know how many guess will be able to easily remove the pin, it isn't easy. If a product isn't easy to install, the part just doesn't sell well.
Then you could offer it both ways... through a core exchange or just the loose part...
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Then you could offer it both ways... through a core exchange or just the loose part...
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We've got these available in body colors now! Please PM us for details.

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Originally Posted by SUPERCRUZ View Post
All - Just received a set of these handles for X-Mas and I must say they are a very nice addition to my C5 interior. That said, the install is a PIA. I just finished up my install and wanted to pass on a few tips to make it easier for others. Pushing the pin up from the bottom is next to impossible unless you unbolt the seat. I read here where someone used a pair of needle nose plyers and got the clip from the top. This is the method I chose but I found out something interesting I want to pass on.

First, use some painters tape between the handle and seat control plastic to prevent marking the plastic with the plyers. If you push on the seat control area and at the same time pull outward on the handle, you can see the pin arch from the top. Rather than try and grab the pin and pull it out, all you need to do is use a small pair of plyers or even a small thin flat blade screw driver or putty knife and push down on the arched part of the pin while you pull outward on the handle. What this does is push the pin farther down in the groves and actuall spreads the pin out at the bottom allowing the handle to pop off the splines. This method worked on both my seats and I found this out by shear accident and wanted to pass on to the rest of you.

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Thanks RPI for a great product.
I just ordered a bunch of stuff from RPI - great stuff and Josh is great to deal with.

I too am having a difficult time installing the handles, do you think I should just take the seat out?
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I just ordered a bunch of stuff from RPI - great stuff and Josh is great to deal with.

I too am having a difficult time installing the handles, do you think I should just take the seat out?
Did you remove your stock handles yet? Please PM me and I will help you with the installation.

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Did you remove your stock handles yet? Please PM me and I will help you with the installation.

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Not yet, I lost one of my Z06 screens, it fell out and god knows where it went

Love the charger, chrome wheel caps, and billet handles though.
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Not yet, I lost one of my Z06 screens, it fell out and god knows where it went

Love the charger, chrome wheel caps, and billet handles though.
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