The BMW Z3 & M Coupe were built to be either left or right hand drive with minimal parts differences.  Part of this design was placing a grab handle on the passenger side and simple blanking plugs on the driver side of the car, so the headliner and roof structure did not have to be changed, but just a simple swapping of parts.  This allowed me to install a grab handle on the driver’s side with a few inexpensive parts.  Not really necessary, but looks better than blanking plugs and allows for easy in and out, saving wear on the leather bolsters.

Parts required:
51162699050 (handle, comes with screws)
51162699051 (end covers, requires 2)

Blanking Plugs Opened UpInstalling the handle

Handle mountedHandle completely installed

 

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