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Old 07-18-2014, 01:52 AM
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How to remove plastic cover of x3 back door

Is there any one that could advise on how to remove the plastic cover at the back door of 06 x3, i need to change the busted fog lights and to auto off indicator on dash board, appreciate all suggestions
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:39 AM
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real oem link for trim

this should help show what fasteners etc you have to pop out

just enter the last seven of your VIN to get your exact model year

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...79&hg=51&fg=65
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:06 AM
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thank you very much for the quick response and link, am I just going to use a normal screw driver to separate the cover to its plastic locks and just follow the sequence number stated in the drawing from the link. or mind if its possible to have a step by step instruction to a avoid damage to the plastic cover and plastic lock, appreciate your response.
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:36 AM
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.... am I just going to use a normal screw driver to separate the cover.......
If you use a screwdriver you will probably break most of the clips and scratch the paint.

Try to get the proper tool for the job that will ease the clips out uniformly to avoid them breaking.

My somewhat recent DIY may help you: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...49&postcount=8
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:32 AM
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More pics here http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=765468
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:55 AM
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thanks guys appreciate your quick response and for the link, perhaps i will do same putting a mini rear camera and do the job at one time, but can you send me the link on where the mini cam was purchased
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Old 07-19-2014, 07:14 AM
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Get some new clips first

1- use the proper tool or drop by your favorite body shop and have your boys do it for you

2- Buy new clips to replace the ones on there. I guarantee you will mess some of them up and your hatch will rattle like heck it you don't reassemble properly. My dealer had a hard time getting my hatch rattles fixed after they entered the no man zone back there.
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