Has anyone done this, how do I get it off without breaking it? Note: this particular version has the airbag underneath the panel. William Zane has been a freelance writer and photographer for over six years and specializes primarily in automotive-related subject matter among many other topics. The other two are concealed, one of which is behind a small circular cap located behind the door handle. The panel is free on the top. I've popped the three clips on the leading edge. If you have torque wrench, determine how much force it takes to remove them and tighten them to the same setting during reinstallation.
Slide it forward to release the tab when all the pins are out, to remove the armrest. When the pin is released, pull the piece straight up and out. There are three in the door handle, which can simply be unscrewed. Any help would be hugely appreciated. Click below to consent to the use of this technology across the web.
I'm trying to replace the speakers in my car. He has attended the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, where he studied automotive design, and the University of New Mexico, where he studied journalism. So I have two 330d tourings, one has done over 200k original fuel pump turbo and injectors the other just over 130k. You can change your mind and change your consent choices at anytime by returning to this site. Push on the edge of the cap to left one edge and pull it out. Pull the top edge off, then the bottom edge. I have read as many how-tos as I can find and it still will not come away from the body.
Snap the door panel back onto the door. I don't want to paint it, vinyl wrap it or anything else I want to take it off one car and put it on the other. X We Value Your Privacy We and our partners use technology such as cookies on our site to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. . I want to remove the satin black trim from the A, B and C posts, basically the vertical trim at the back edge of each door beside the window and the same just before the rear side window and replace this with piano black. Pull the top of it straight out with your fingers.
Note the screws that have white paint on them. Like the front doors you need to remove the plastic segment with Airbag written on it. I've removed the bolts from the armrest. The bugger is that the screw is not immediately behind it, which is what fooled me initially. It is free on the bottom. Work your way to the back of the armrest and remove the six pins that hold it on as you go.
If you don't have a torque wrench, line the paint marks up during reinstallation. It must be pulled up from the front because of the small tab located at the back. The E46 3 Series has proven to be one of the most popular iterations of the 3 Series, with impressive performance across the range. Pull the panel up over the door lock knob and disconnect the speaker wiring harnesses and the cable that goes to the door panel. There is a third torx screw because of the airbag I'm guessing. I cannot get my rear quarter interior panel to come off and I have no idea why. Edit2: Here is the photo showing where the third torx screw is.
One area that sees a lot of use is the arm rest cover, which at some point may need to be replaced to look its best. I have no idea what is stopping my progress and I'm resisting using too much brute force because I don't know what I'll break. It is up on an angle. It is stuck somewhere in the middle of the panel, right above the speaker I'm trying to get to. Screw the armrest back onto the door panel with the Torx screws. I've popped the top clips.
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