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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 12-31-2009, 02:09 PM
03bmw525i 03bmw525i is offline
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windshield/rear window trim replacement

'87 325E w/5spd, 2door coupe, Delphin Metallic, 187k. Been fixing her up and mechanically, she is running great. ( Except for idle, but that's another thread). Time for some cosmetics......... Got replacement chrome trim for windshield and rear window. I can pry out the old, brittle and discolored trim easy enough. Does anyone have any tips on how to put in the the new trim? I tried using a flathead screwdriver, but that ended up damaging the new trim and making cuts in the rubber gasket. Then I tried tapping it in with a small hammer wrapped in a towel. No dice. It doesn't just snap in. The rubber groove in the window gasket is narrower than the chrome trim that I am trying to put into it. I can't figure out how to get this to fit. It started snowing out, so I came inside and here I am. Thanks and Happy New Year! ps--did a search and found some stuff, but no installation info.
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Old 01-05-2010, 11:03 AM
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Where did you buy your gasket and trim from?
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Old 01-05-2010, 12:52 PM
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Update: Bingo! Bavauto where I got the lockstrip trim also sells a tool to make installing the trim possible. They also sell a conversion kit to replace the 'chrome' trim with black. I already have the new chrome, but I think that the black looks better so I'm going for it, and the tool.
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