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e46amazed 10-04-2012 03:09 PM

Quick B-Pillar question
 
My wife has an 01/2001 (manufacture date) 325CI and the cloth is falling off the B-Pillars.

I want to buy replacements but was wondering if I could buy the replacements for the 12/2001-and-later model:
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-325...Trim/ES112032/

because the seat belt doesn't rub on the cloth like the 12/2001-and-previous model (currently installed):
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-325...Trim/ES112053/

They look like they should be interchangable, but didn't want to waste time/money if the newer version doesn't work/fit.

Any insight?

Thanks

kaldE46 10-04-2012 03:13 PM

They should be interchangeable.


The seatbelt isn't what's causing the cloth to fall off though.

e46amazed 10-04-2012 03:29 PM

True, but the seat belt does rub on the gray trim piece and it leaves a black mark on the cloth over time. At least the newer version with the plastic might be easier to clean off.

Thanks for the input

Quote:

Originally Posted by kaldE46 (Post 14787951)
They should be interchangeable.


The seatbelt isn't what's causing the cloth to fall off though.


Mango 10-04-2012 04:01 PM

The seatbelt definitely exacerbates (dmax loves that word) the cloth coming off. Anyone know how to take this b-pillar cover off? i'm assuming the seatbelt needs to be unbolted from the chassis? my friend's car has pillars that need fixin

kaldE46 10-04-2012 04:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by E46Mango (Post 14788112)
The seatbelt definitely exacerbates (dmax loves that word) the cloth coming off. Anyone know how to take this b-pillar cover off? i'm assuming the seatbelt needs to be unbolted from the chassis? my friend's car has pillars that need fixin

Here ya go http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=593064

Cyphotika 10-04-2012 04:47 PM

Headliner failing on an e46 no that cant be.

Zell 10-04-2012 04:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kaldE46 (Post 14788271)

Thank you!! I've been wondering how to remove this forever.

Mango 10-04-2012 04:53 PM

uh that's a coupe.

ryannel2003 10-04-2012 05:08 PM

^Lol yeah I need the one for the sedan too. Mine is starting to come apart. It's ugly.

daki_bmw 10-04-2012 05:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kaldE46 (Post 14788271)

Thanks for the great DIY link, but maaaan, what a nightmare to replace. :banghead:

kaldE46 10-04-2012 09:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by E46Mango (Post 14788315)
uh that's a coupe.

You asked for a coupe. For sedan it's simple, you unbolt the seatbelt from the seat rail, take off the plastic floor piece from the rear door, pull on the plastic piece beneath the b pillar it will pop off, pull out the two black plastic clips and pry the b pillar out. Look for yellowmanns DIY on headliner.


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