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Old 11-12-2012, 09:49 PM
salbol1 salbol1 is offline
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This piece from Group 9 via the online realoem link http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...23&hg=54&fg=05
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is the one that connects to the front sunshade. The trailing sunshade is the one that's in a channel, because the front one is connected to the second piece from the top in Group 9 (the one behind and to the top) via 3 small screws on each side. That is the same piece that has the sliders, and allows the 2 panels to split apart.
If the rear panel stays where it is, that's not a problem. There's no way to reattach it to the front panel without screwing it up. There's a small knob on that piece that you can only put in from the back of the channel, where it's open. Trying to force it in via the side won't work - and if it did you'd likely break something.

If you are taking down the headliner the only thing that is a bit of a pain is removing one of the rear head airbags (back in the cargo area). They are secured pretty tightly by 3 torx screws (size 27). If you don't have torx bits, this might be a good reason to buy a set - because I had to put some pretty heavy umpff behind getting those screws out. One side needs to be removed so you can effectively slide out the headliner.

Those tabs are plastic, so if they look metal, it's not the case. You have all 3 kits, or only the sunshade one?

Last edited by salbol1; 11-14-2012 at 10:18 PM.
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