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Old 02-17-2013, 12:12 PM
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E93 Long load (skis etc) Pass Through without CWP

Searching yesterday all I found for the E93 was people unable to remove even the first trim piece.

Attached photos show removal of said trim. It's fairly easy with the correct tools (shown in pics). Getting that trim back on seems very hard without dismantling what it slides into at the top. Only other issue was that I heard a metal clip drop, scary with that expensive convertible mechanism not needing anything to gum up it's works! Luckily I saw the clip under the GSM module and removed it with a magnetic pickup tool.

From here time/budget limited people can simply dremel and create a pass through. When time permits I'll research dismantling from the other side and making a tidy OEM parts job of this. Final attached pic is 'stolen' from CA and shows how an E93 with the CWP look.

If anyone has done this and a thread to the complete DIY exists please share the link here.

== Update ==
Figured out how to easily get to the top of that panel. Raise the roof - Doh! Picture is now attached. Also now included a picture of non CWP from inside the car.
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:38 PM
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Might you be able to find necessary trim pieces at a recycler? Www.pgauto.com
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:35 PM
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Yeah I was wondering if these are old/ cheap enough to have hit breakers yards yet.

Researching shows the OEM Parts are kinda expensive. Maybe I'll leave it as-is or 3D print some (a Rep2x can do 10"x6" and four parts could snap/ be glued together to make a decent opening size). Will see how this car behaves first, if it does not make 15K without another major issue then it's being sold.

http://parts.bmwofsouthatlanta.com/s...ssembly=259155
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:46 PM
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Searching yesterday all I found for the E93 was people unable to remove even the first trim piece.

Attached photos show removal of said trim. It's fairly easy with the correct tools (shown in pics). Getting that trim back on seems very hard without dismantling what it slides into at the top. Only other issue was that I heard a metal clip drop, scary with that expensive convertible mechanism not needing anything to gum up it's works! Luckily I saw the clip under the GSM module and removed it with a magnetic pickup tool.

From here time/budget limited people can simply dremel and create a pass through. When time permits I'll research dismantling from the other side and making a tidy OEM parts job of this. Final attached pic is 'stolen' from CA and shows how an E93 with the CWP look.

If anyone has done this and a thread to the complete DIY exists please share the link here.
I personally prefer the "Secret Squirrel" compartment afforded behind the rear seat. I've got all sorts of stuff stashed there, i.e, jumper cables, ball caps to wear when it's sunny, owner's manual. Here in the Sunbelt, if I need long hauling capability, I just open the roof and have lots of padding available.

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Old 02-18-2013, 07:41 AM
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That's pretty funny, and people make fun of me towing a trailer with a BMW.

That compartment behind the arm rest is super handy. Certainly I'll keep the net and a solid back - after sleeping on it the problem I won't use the OEM parts. Will 3D print something that is removable. Does not have to be a large opening, allowing a few 2x4s or odd long tool to pass through when my wife has the Prius is all that's needed.

Walmart sells huge blue totes. One takes up virtually all the rear seat area. With the seat back down and that tote it becomes quite practical but will not carry ladders, lol. My inflatable kayak even fits in there.

For anyone super handy but cannot justify two cars I recommend a trailer like the below (I built it from a kit in 2004). These days we use it on a Prius which is a perfect combination of great gas mileage and cargo capacity. Am going to the Home Depot today with it for an 8'x4' piece of plywood etc for some custom shelving. Have even brought over one hundred sheets of drywall to main house with it:







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