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NCAbarth
01-24-2016, 02:44 PM
Hopefully the video will be useful for y'all!

http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=20600&stc=1


http://youtu.be/RSuYftle5xo

art2gecko
01-24-2016, 06:08 PM
Hopefully the video will be useful for y'all!

http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=20600&stc=1

https://youtu.be/RSuYftle5xo

Thanks for posting this. Did you reuse the plastic pushpins that hold the carpeted cover back on, or did you buy new pins from Mopar to reinstall?

NCAbarth
01-24-2016, 10:58 PM
Thanks for posting this. Did you reuse the plastic pushpins that hold the carpeted cover back on, or did you buy new pins from Mopar to reinstall?

Hi, I actually have not put them back yet. I was thinking of driving it around a while and making sure the nuts did not come loose from the back of the handle. But, I am planning to reuse the pushpins. On other vehicles I have been able to get at least one reuse out of these type of things. I would hope they are not very expensive to replace if it comes down to it.

Fiat500USA
01-25-2016, 07:18 PM
Looks great. Thanks for posting that. I have one I haven't put on yet.

Tweak
01-26-2016, 11:25 PM
Looks good. Now just leave your address and time you go to bed so I can visit. :D

Really does look good, if it were an option I'd love to do the same but CF bits are cost prohibitive.

docron
01-27-2016, 10:45 AM
One word of caution...make sure that there are no gaps around the CF hatch handle cover where it contacts the car and to make sure the rubber seal liner on the inside of the handle extends and is returned back to the handle's edges as much as possible to create waterproof seal.

There was another owner who had a shop install his CF hatch handle and they didn't make sure the seal was waterproof and there were gaps along the handle's edge. After some time, water seeped behind the handle into interior hatch space and dripped down into the electronic latch mechanism which caused it to short the latch mechanism. The owner could not find out why he was not able to open his hatch and eventually found rust near the hatch mechanism, indicating water penetration.

smark
01-27-2016, 10:48 AM
Looks great.

Almost a Ghost
01-27-2016, 12:18 PM
Good stuff, been thinking about replacing the chrome bits with the flat-black pieces.

NCAbarth
01-28-2016, 10:11 AM
DocRon - thanks. I left out a whole video sequence where we showed the back of the unit after I sealed it with clear silicone. It wasn't pretty, but I think did the job. In fact, it's possible the seal is better after this because I made sure to seal around the studs and the electrical connector which were open. The little bit of rust on the screw studs indicates they would at least get moist. I should have used black silicone and might follow up with that (if it exists) if we ever remove it again.

NCAbarth
01-28-2016, 10:12 AM
Tweak - expensive no doubt. Was a splurge at Christmas!

Tweak
01-29-2016, 12:49 AM
Tweak - expensive no doubt. Was a splurge at Christmas!

Come to FOTD so I can see them. :)

I love the CF I have and want more...maybe eventually.