Just to resurrect this thread.. I’ve bought a b-pillar grab handle kit but it doesn’t like my interior trim panel..
The kit comes with the handle, metal bracing plate and screws. When I attach the metal plate to the b-pillar, the top section of the trim will not fit; it doesn’t appear to be a case of cutting out two holes for the handle to bolt to the metal plate - I looks like a wider trim panel is needed.
As my wife have got a backache since several month ago I did it recently to help her to access to the van. It’s easy, not many things to do.
For the context I have got my transporter in august 2017.
To order the spare I use the site IFInterface with the path “welcome/Free services/CarProg2
First choice “Transporter”, the year and the platform, and after in the main group “Body” (Language + Volkswagen + Europe(EU) + TR +2016G + 8).
Second choice the picture 857-050 and you will get the following picture with its spare list:
I ordered the following spares, look below their references and prices in €:
1 => N 910 966 03 x2 (2,56€)
2 => 7H5 858 150 A (8,86€)
3 => 7E0 858 640 with Y20 (if you want pearl grey color) (28,93€)
4 => N 103 474 03 x2 (in place of this one I ordered N 104 422 03 to get it with washer, but it was a wrong idea as there is not quite place for them, … and now I must remove their washer) (1,06€)
5 => 7E0 857 627 A (4,70€)
Look below the bill:
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But I find the metal platen on the site "onlinemotorstore.co.uk" but it's for A pillar trim and not for a B pillar trim:
Not sure also that it's a basic transporter like mine but a multivan as the B pillar trims seem to have a different thickness:
I have recently fitted A post grab handles to my T6 camper van and my thoughts turned to fitting a grab handle on the B post , while many advertiser's sold A post kits none had B post kits. Eventually I found a private seller with a kit for auction and I won it fairly cheaply as the only bidder ! stripped the trim fitted the bracket then found the trim would not fit back in place as the bracket bracket protruded some 10 mm further than the trim. Promptly took bracket off refitted trim everything back in box and threw the box into the failed project shelf. As a long time restorer of classic cars, bikes ,caravans and trailer tents as you can imagine the shelf is fairly full. Later in the day I started the e_mail search and a reply from OMS in Newcastle was quite enlightening , the part number for the bracket they gave me was very close to my number but not the same, but stated that I would need a trim panel from a Caravell as it was wider and thicker and they used a variety of trim fixings .. Any body out there fitted a B post grab handle or if you have one fitted could you post a picture so I see what I am looking for. Next week I am hoping to drive over to my local Lookers van centre to look to see if they have a posh van with one fitted .Any advice appreciated.