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Old 01-23-2015, 08:20 PM
mlbryant8 mlbryant8 is offline
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interior trim removal

Anyone ever remove or replace their interior trim? Any knowledge would be helpful. I don't want to break anything trying for the first time.
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:36 PM
lahiru97 lahiru97 is offline
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What parts of the interior exactly are you looking to take off?
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:49 AM
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more leggo

the entire interior trim is held on by leggo type fasteners and a few screws .....get resigned to breaking a few cause the plastic age hardens and even the most soft touch with a plastic pry tool will crack the old stuff ....but ....help is at hand .....the aftermarket sells boat loads of the fasteners

the "wood" trim is actually plastic wood encased in clear plastic .....it is subject to edge chips/cracks as you pry it out
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:52 AM
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trim detail link

put the last seven of your VIN in this realoem.com link and find all about your trim detail

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partgrp.d...id=47794&hg=51
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:36 AM
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some pry tool images

https://www.google.com/search?q=bmw+...A&ved=0CFcQsAQ
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Old 01-24-2015, 12:06 PM
mlbryant8 mlbryant8 is offline
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What parts of the interior exactly are you looking to take off?


Want to swap out my dark wood for a lighter color or the brushed aluminum.
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Old 01-24-2015, 11:56 PM
Roys4x4 Roys4x4 is offline
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Interior trim tools

CHECK OUT EBAY'S WEB SITE FOR "BMW INTERIOR TRIM TOOLS ON THEIR EBAY MOTOR" YOU WILL FIND ALL THE NECESSORY TOOLING TO REMOVE THE COMPLETE INTERIOR AND THEY ARE NOT EXPENSIVE ,ALSO GET Bentley's NEW E83 MANUAL AND YOU WILL HAVE EXCELLELNT DIRECTIONS FOR MOST ANYTHING THAT YOU WILL WANT TO GET INVOLVED.
DON'T FORGET THE PLASTIC LIKE MOST THINGS OXIDIZIES WITH AGE.
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