DIY Dash Removal
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02-08-2009, 04:40 PM
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My Ride: 2004 330Ci
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Because the air ducting in the dash were all part of the dash itself, the passenger airbag had to come off or it would block the dash from coming out. So the airbag was disconnected at the indicated socket and removed.
Two nylock nuts were released on the driver side, green circles.
Two nylock nuts were released on the passenger side. The screw in the middle also needed to come off.
One nylock nut (circle) was released inside the gear stick console. Two screws (squares) were released on the sides to allow a metal piece underneath to come out. The metal piece must be released or it would prevent the trim from being flexed to get past the seats and hand brake. It might also cut and damage the seats.
One expanding rivet was released from the central side wall of the driver foot-well.
An expanding 'nut' on the underside of the dash trim next to the door was pulled out. There was one on each side of the car, locking the dash trim to it's skeleton.
Seats down and reclined to make room for the exiting dash. The hand brake proved to be an obstacle.
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