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Got the CD changer installation kit from Pacific and ready to go. RTF installation instructions many times.

Got stuck on the step 1.2:cry: How to remove the LH rear seat lateral trim piece (bolster) and the trim clips across the passage to the trunk in order to get to that 3rd rivet holding the panel? I've got 2002 330Ci w/o nevigation but with fold down seats.

I've searched the forum but got no answer. I'd really appreciate it if you could give me a hint.

Thanks a bunch!
 

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Thanks Scotes, and Chris,

I finally figured it out!

I pulled the bolster out by using too much force. :tsk: I thought I broke the damn thing. Anyway, I just went ahead installed the CD changer and put the new panel in place. Now the problem is the bolster became loose no matter how hard I push it in, the damn thing just won't stay. :cry: I thought of bringing it to the dealer and tell them I've got a defeted bolster or something.
;) Then when I tried to take a look of what's behind the bolster I found no clips to hold it. As I was going to give up this RING fell off from the plastic or thin metal part on top of the bolster. Ahha! THE DAMN BOLSTER IS HELD BY THIS THING ON THE TOP!!!

To take it apart, you need to remove this ring on the side toward the window and a pin type rivet on the top of the plastic part. To put it back just reverse the steps.

I am happy now. by the way I broke the third rivet when I removed it. Rushed to the dealer to get one. They charged me $1.50 for it. I bought two just in case.:D

Wooohooooo!:lmao:
 
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