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The BMW i3 and BMW i8 are the first two cars launch under BMW's new sub brand BMW i. The i3 is an all carbon fiber, all electric vehicle meant for urban mobility.

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Old 06-27-2018, 06:39 AM
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Removing plastic car paneling i3

Please help me find technical documentation for removing the plastic car paneling.
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Old 06-27-2018, 06:40 AM
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Which panels? Doors, fenders, quarters, sills, bumpers...

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Old 06-29-2018, 12:21 AM
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all outside of the car
Doors and fenders
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Old 06-29-2018, 12:30 PM
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I'd start here.

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/i...nuals/41-body/
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Old 06-29-2018, 12:46 PM
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It's not necessarily as easy as you might think...the dealer needed to remove one panel next to the windshield, and they chipped it in the process...they had to order a new one, paint it, and install it on their dime, and my wait! These are people that have had the specific i3 training.

The fenders and door panels, I think, just unbolt and a few clips.
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Old 01-22-2019, 09:43 AM
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You can't remove/replace the rear quarter panel on the passenger side without first powering down the car which needs to be done at a dealership. My car recently got vandalized and that's what they're doing now. $2,600 worth of work. Ouch. Glad I have insurance. If your'e doing it yourself though, it's going to cost a bundle and you're going to risk damaging something. There's a piece that you have to remove that you can't put back in place. You have to order a replacement. Not sure the details of what it is, but just know that it's not as simple as you might think/hope. I wouldn't recommend attempting it on your own.
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