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Old 09-26-2013, 07:00 AM
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Door Sill Clip (passenger side)

hello, the door sill molding has come off and i cant attach it to the clips. Here is a pic of what i'm talking about that i found on another forum. but this is for the e90 so the clip looks slightly different. Anyone know of a good way of reattaching? also anyone know what the part number is in case i've damaged the clip?
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:15 AM
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Try bending slightly from the outer edges, but just slightly, and push down on the clip, the other clips slide, but the last one is a PITA.
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Try bending slightly from the outer edges, but just slightly, and push down on the clip, the other clips slide, but the last one is a PITA.

understood, was trying that last night. it seems you cant just slide all of them from right to left or left to right. So you are saying to slide 3 of the 4 in, and then bend the outter edge slightly to slide the last one in from the other way?


I saw a post were someone recommended to pullout the clips with pliers, put them on the molding, and then just manually push the molding in until the clips fastened. I think this was on a e46 though, is this not recommended?
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I saw a post were someone recommended to pullout the clips with pliers, put them on the molding, and then just manually push the molding in until the clips fastened. I think this was on a e46 though, is this not recommended?
Still works the same way. You'll drive yourself to distraction trying to reattach the trim to the clips if it has dislodged leaving the clips in the body. Pull them all, reattach to the trim panel, set the trim in position, align all clips with their holes (that's why they slide) and give a firm whack to each with the side of your fist to set them in place.
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:46 AM
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Still works the same way. You'll drive yourself to distraction trying to reattach the trim to the clips if it has dislodged leaving the clips in the body. Pull them all, reattach to the trim panel, set the trim in position, align all clips with their holes (that's why they slide) and give a firm whack to each with the side of your fist to set them in place.
THanks, will give a try and report back.
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understood, was trying that last night. it seems you cant just slide all of them from right to left or left to right. So you are saying to slide 3 of the 4 in, and then bend the outter edge slightly to slide the last one in from the other way?


I saw a post were someone recommended to pullout the clips with pliers, put them on the molding, and then just manually push the molding in until the clips fastened. I think this was on a e46 though, is this not recommended?
Yes, make the piece "bow" a bit, and when you feel the clip is attached underneath, release the "bow". If you hit these things too hard, they will split.
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Pull the pins put them in the strip and press down.

Pull the strip out.(just pull vertically from the inside edge.Its pretty hard to hurt it)
Pull the pins out with a tool of your choice put them in the strip and press down.
That is the solution to this puzzle . I ran into the same thing
installing speakers under the seats. If you should happen to break one
of the pins they are cheap like a dollar .
I used one of those plastic pry bars to pull them.

pictures and part number included in the following link

see page 28 and 29

http://www.e90post.com/forums/attach...3&d=1329017429
BMW part no.
51-47-7-117-532 b18d clip wi .91 each door sill fastner

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