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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 11-14-2012, 11:56 PM
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Replacing Door Panel Clips

I have a 328ic and need tp replace the door panel clips, but cannot see figure out how they were installed into the upholstery panel and if they can be changed. These are the white ones mounting on the black plastic housing. The only solution I can think or is to cut the housing open, change the clips, and cement the housing back together with Crazy Glue. Any other ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:38 AM
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Remove the old clips with dykes (wire cutters). New ones simple twist into the existing hole. Buy a box of 50 on ebay for a couple bucks, you'll thank me later.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:09 AM
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yea you can either cut the old ones out of the mounting holes or pull them out with a pair of needle-nose. if you look at the new clips you'll see a notch in the back. you're supposed to use that to push and twist the new ones in. its pretty easy once you do the first one.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:06 AM
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:52 PM
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dont try to use your fingers when you put them in or it will result in a nasty slice in your finger!
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:43 PM
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I guess I've got tough fingers. I've never used anything but my bare hands to twist them into place.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:16 AM
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I guess I've got tough fingers. I've never used anything but my bare hands to twist them into place.
When you hit about 80 i guess they turn to leather
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:57 PM
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I guess I've got tough fingers. I've never used anything but my bare hands to twist them into place.
i did the same until i forced one in and sliced my finger pretty good, i have rough mechanic hands too, oh and lol at the ^ comment xD
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:45 AM
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i did the same until i forced one in and sliced my finger pretty good, i have rough mechanic hands too, oh and lol at the ^ comment xD
I like your front bumper what kit you rocking almost looks e46ish
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:49 AM
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I like your front bumper what kit you rocking almost looks e46ish
Thanks i really like it, mine isnt as clean as my buddys m3 but we both have e46 m3 front bumps..with the uhh screw to the grill kit? hahaha
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:58 PM
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looks sweet needs some fine tuning to get rid of that huge edge below the headlights does look sick thoughhh
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meh,most of the e36'ers don't care for the e46 style //M bumper on our chassis. they tend to clash. the e46 is rounder, and the 'ledge' is more pronounced with the e46 style bumper of the regular e36 or e36//M bumper.

if you guys like it, then great. just don't be so suprised if not too many others join you in the enthusiasm.

me?? i had one on cadence when i first got her, but got hit in the parking lot. it came that way, and i thought it looked cool until i saw how poorly it fit when compared to the regular //M bumper. i went with that.



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Old 11-20-2012, 09:04 PM
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I plan on putting a nice front mount intercooler in and i think the e46 bump lets it shine and show alot more

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