03-10-2007, 03:30 AM
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: San Diego
My Ride: 2000 323i
| As for the rubber grommet that the wires pass through, you have to enlarge the hole and thin out the FG so the grommet will fit snug.
*CAUTION: CAREFUL NOT TO GRIND THE WIRES WHEN DOING THIS*
You can enlarge the hole and thin it out without the wires run through already. I found it easier to run the wires and grind around them, so I didn't have to feed the wires through every time I would test fit it. The inset is a crosscut drawing of the hole. Notice what shape grinder I used and how the grommet fits better in the hole with the angle cut.
This is what the Rubber Grommet looks like
After completing this reconnect all of the connectors and battery. Check the operation of the trunk and all lights. Open and close trunk a few more times to make sure nothing comes loose. Slam the trunk down a few times just for that extra measure.
If all alignments are good and you are satisfied then send it off to prep and paint at your local body shop, unless you're doing that yourself too. LOL
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