Removing Lock Cylinder - "Blind Plug"
Someone broke off my lock cover (leaving portions of the plastic clips stuck in the lock cylinder) -- I've ordered a replacement but need to remove the lock cylinder so I can clear out the remnant plastic cilp parts.
From reading various threads (here) along with Bimmian's instructions for their keyhole cover, it seems you need to remove a plug in the side of the door to access a screw which keeps the cylinder in place.
See attachment for what I'm referring to.
However, for the life of me I can't figure out how to get it to come off and at this point probably need to replace it (appears to be P/N 51211975404) from prying at it.
Perhaps I need to remove the interior door cover to access it properly from the inside? Bimmian's instructions make it sound simple ("fold it back").
EDIT: 2001 330i
Last edited by Variant; 01-14-2013 at 09:00 AM.