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Old 10-31-2013, 08:23 PM
cmc003 cmc003 is offline
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Door Panel Removal Guide for F01, F02, F03, and F04

This all began with my dissatisfaction with the Audio System in my 2011 F02 (740Li in my case). So I began to research the available options for speaker upgrades, amps, processors, blah, blah, blah. Anyway, I finally decided to go with BSW for the five (5) drivers, and Tweeters, using their component set for the front doors. I'll have more on that in the future (including the install), as I just ordered them today. My decision was based on a few factors, including the (hopefully high) quality of the product, some great reviews from a few other forums, but mostly because I have been working with Jason and Micah for the last few weeks, to come up with the best selection for my vehicle. In doing so, I got a solid feeling that they will back up their product 100%, even if I am unhappy with the results. So, to determine exactly what my car will require, since they have not yet developed a kit for our cars, I volunteered to physically inspect all of the speakers to determine exactly what style will work. The center channel and two rear deck speaker sets are super easy to access, just being a matter of popping the covers off with a plastic trim removal tool, starting with the edge closest to you. The door panels were a bit more difficult, and having done it now, I would only recomend this to someone as adventurous (or stupid and cocky) as myself . Being cautious, I searched the forums, and all I was able to find was a single vague page out of a BMW workbook, that has been floating around the web. It was enough to keep me out of trouble, but I decided I would make my own guide for anyone that is interested. This is VERSION 1, but will likely be revised after I try my steps out (per my exact instructions) on the other door panel. I am open to any feedback from you all, and I am also not afraid to admit if something is incorrect. However, I did try my best to precisely describe the steps that I took, and in the exact order that I performed them.

As for the speaker upgrade, stay tuned...
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:52 AM
Missile Missile is offline
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cmc003, thanks for the Door Panel Removal Guide. Looks like a doable job but a little trick. I never would have figured out that hidden pin. I don't like the sound at all in my 7 Series so this will defintiely help me when the time comes.

I went to print your document but was unable to do so due to the Adobe security you put on the pdf document. Can you re-post the instructions but enable printing in the security properties? Thanks.
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:00 PM
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cmc003, thanks for the Door Panel Removal Guide. Looks like a doable job but a little trick. I never would have figured out that hidden pin. I don't like the sound at all in my 7 Series so this will defintiely help me when the time comes.

I went to print your document but was unable to do so due to the Adobe security you put on the pdf document. Can you re-post the instructions but enable printing in the security properties? Thanks.
I promise that I will re-post it without printing restriction. I specifically did this because I wanted to test my instructions step by step again to make sure that they were accurate. I have a couple minor changes to make before doing so, but I'll try to get to it asap.
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:30 PM
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Perfect. Thanks. I look forward to seeing the updated document.
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:41 AM
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I promise that I will re-post it without printing restriction. I specifically did this because I wanted to test my instructions step by step again to make sure that they were accurate. I have a couple minor changes to make before doing so, but I'll try to get to it asap.
any update on this?
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Old 11-29-2013, 01:05 PM
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Hello guys ,

I have F02 and i want to change rear windows i bought black and i want to change them its 750 li so i need help to how can i remove rear panel door ?? Thanks for support regards .
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Old 12-16-2013, 08:55 AM
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here is the unlocked version so you can print it.
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Old 01-24-2015, 03:44 PM
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Rear door panel

Hi. CMC003, thank you very, very much for your door removal guide. I was able to follow it perfectly. I would also like to remove the rear door panels in my F02. I am replacing all the speakers like you were. I have replaced them all but the rear doors. I can't believe BMW puts such crappy speakers in a car like this. Can you (or anyone else) give me any tips on removing the rear door panels?
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Old 01-25-2015, 05:48 AM
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Excellent write up. Thanks for taking the time to do this.

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Old 01-27-2015, 10:39 AM
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Here was my write up on the rear doors I posted on another thread:

I upgraded to the Bavsound speakers in my 2011 since they had the 45% off sale. Replaced all 14 speakers including the ones in the rear door panels. Since there were no instructions on how to remove the rear door panels I figured how different can it be from the front right? Turns out the differences are minimal. The first thing you have to do is remove the plastic cover that covers the sun shade. Be careful though as the clips are fragile. I managed to break a clip on each side. Fear not though because the remaining clips held the cover fine when I reinstalled them. Pry from the top first and work your way down since the bottom is hooked in. You need to remove this cover in order to pull the door panel up to remove it. Afterwards the removal process is the same as the fronts. The only major difference being is that there are only 2 torx screws holding the door panel in place instead of 3 like the front. The tweeter sits right next to the speaker instead as well. A couple of things to note if you do remove the door panels. 1. Remember to remove the pin that is pushed up behind the door latch in the first step of the removal process. The instructions don't specifically state this since it may be obvious but some may forget. 2. It took me a hell of a lot of force to remove the door handle cover and panel. I know we want to be gentle with our cars but I was pulling pretty hard. 3. I didn't unplug anything besides the speaker wires. When I removed the panel I placed a box underneath the door for the panel to rest on and left the wires in place. 4. I scratched up one of my plastic window edges/sills pretty good when removing/installing the panel back. This is because the metal window piece has sharp edges. You can protect the plastic piece by putting tape there in case you bang the metal piece against it. Sorry I don't have any pictures but if you have any questions I'll try my best to help.

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Old 01-27-2015, 04:04 PM
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cmc003, thank you very much for this wonderful guide!
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Old 02-09-2015, 03:25 PM
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Cmc003, thank you for this wonderful guide. I just replaced all 14 speakers in about 8 hours with your help. The rear doors were very similar to the front and I was able to figure it out. I am completely amazed how much better the bavsound kit sounds over the stock "premium" sound.
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