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Old 06-21-2019, 09:05 PM
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Door panel question

What is the name or part number for the part that the door panel retainer clips fit into on the inside of the door panel? 1998 bmw z3 2.8. A few of mine have broken off. Thanks for any info


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Old 06-22-2019, 04:38 AM
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Old 06-22-2019, 06:43 PM
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No I need the part that the clip mounts into which is glued to the inside of the door panel. Thanks


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The black base that glues to the door panel?
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The black base that glues to the door panel?
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Yes, sorry for delay on response. Thank you very much!


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Does anyone know of an alternative way to fix these broken pieces that will actually work?


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Old 07-21-2019, 09:30 AM
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you could use Velcro.
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Does anyone know of an alternative way to fix these broken pieces that will actually work?...
It appears the black bases come on the door panel and have no part number. Nor have I heard of any tries at an alternative.

If I had the problem, my try would be to attach the white clips to home made bases:
Glue the clips to 1"x2" backing pieces of resin fiberboard with epoxy, let it cure, test for strength, push the pins on their backing pieces into the door, put a little epoxy or gorilla glue on the both the backing pieces and the door panel, then install the panel to the door with tape strapping the panel to the door at the new clip locations, until the glue is cured. The attachment of the clips to the backing, and the backing to door panel, will hopefully be strong enough to allow the clips to be pried out of the door as usual.

I would not first glue the new base pieces carrying the clips to the panel, because the clips might not be perfectly aligned with their holes in the door. There is no tolerance for the slightest miss. That is why I would push the new clips, already on their backing pieces, into the door first.
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Great idea thanks, I never thought of using other materials and installing the clips into the door first, awesome!!!!


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Old 07-21-2019, 05:10 PM
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I have done extensive custom audio upgrades to door panels and entire audio system since all speakers were blown out or dry rot, and have totally redone interior of car changing the interior color from 20year old nasty faded black to apple red and new black thanks to vinyl paint products, also have taken out the center storage area and custom made a fiberglass speaker box which houses a 10” subwoofer, which looks like it would be factory made and fits and sounds amazing. Also have 4”speakers behind head replacing the 1”. And custom made center consol storage which is much larger and comfortable than factory. Daily driver, been working on her for couple years now. For months had only drivers seat and gauge cluster which was just laying on subframe supports under dash.
When it comes to interior I’ve seen and done anything u can think of including changing cluster areas from orange to nice bright blue color.
All started one day when arm pull on door panel came off in my hand.


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