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Old 01-05-2020, 01:56 PM
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How do I fix this without adhesive?

This frame on my passenger side won't stop falling down. It's the vibrations of me driving. Quick fix that doesn't involve glue anyone? I just don't want it to be messy or look bad.
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Old 01-05-2020, 01:59 PM
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Probably a thermoset plastic. Reheat it and bend it back to its original dimensions. I believe that the radius of the large curve must be smaller so that the edges hooks hold it in place.
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Old 01-06-2020, 07:05 AM
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Outside of the scientific answer, the use of heavy duty Velcro or lighter load for ease of removal
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Old 01-06-2020, 07:45 AM
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I think this happens to most e64s. I fixed it with a little bit of gorilla glue. It wasn't messy at all and you can't even tell it's been glued.
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Old 01-06-2020, 08:06 AM
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What do you do when you must remove that trim piece now glued? OPie said "without adhesive."
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Old 01-06-2020, 08:07 AM
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I fixed mine with black gasket seal. Remove the old stuff from the peg then add the new gasket adhesive on it. Hasn't fallen down in 2 years in the Texas heat.
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Old 01-06-2020, 08:43 AM
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What do you do when you must remove that trim piece now glued? OPie said "without adhesive."
I used two thin lines of glue, just enough to stop it from falling on its own. It can still be removed with any real effort.
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Old 01-06-2020, 09:29 AM
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Double sided type will also work, just make sure the bottom of the piece is slid all of the way down in the front of the dash. Remember that there is also an airbag located on this piece, so be careful. Disconnecting the negative side of the battery would be a good idea.
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Old 01-06-2020, 09:37 AM
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I don't understand why you don't want adhesive. The little clips come off. If I recall correctly, you push them down and towards the front windshield.
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I was also thinking there should be clips, but I can't remember since I have not removed that piece of trim in many years. Most all car makes have snap in clips, but this is a BMW!
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Good answer Doug. Reheating is not that difficult and the best answer unless you use an adhesive
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This would really get to me! But anyways try the adhesive e6000... when dries (and it dries quickly) it can stretch. And removes with a little rubbing. Good stuff a little goes a long way.

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How do I fix this without adhesive?

They are held in with clips and a screw behind the SRS sign for coupes. For convertibles there is no SRS sign and held in by push clips.

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https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/sho...diagId=51_6839

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https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/sho...diagId=51_6779

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Same thing happened to me. I removed the piece and re-glued the clips on with gorilla glue. Worked fine and that was over a year ago.
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I thought I remembered some clips on mine, not that they would come loose.
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Glue one or two small but strong magnets to the inside of it where it would come in contact with the frame of the car.
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