E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > BMW Regional Forums > Regional Forums > Australia

Check out other E46Fanatics members rides in the Enthusist Directory!

If you don't have your garage setup, sign up today HERE

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 2 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 10-08-2011, 12:14 AM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia
Posts: 70
My Ride: Silver BMW 330Ci
DIY: Permanent fix for E46 Coupe Door/Window Trim Edge Protection coming out.

Just a quick DYI for fixing the rubber seal that comes off from the door/window Trim Edge Protectionin the E46 Coupe.

Part no. 51717161687 etc...

EDGE PROTECTION LEFT GRAU 51717161691 $377.19
EDGE PROTECTION RIGHT GRAU 51717161692 $377.19

More info:

Two years ago the window trim Edge Protection from the driver's side was coming off and had previously been glued together with contact glue but after a short while, especially in hot sun, comes apart again.

Decided to sew the two parts together using fishing wire (with stitches being about an inch apart) together with the existing contact glue. This should provide a permanent fix for the flaw in the BMW's design.

The only thing that you can see on the trim after sewing is little dots where the wire has looped into the trim fabric but un-noticable in most cases if the loop is only a few mm's in size.

Attached are some images that should give you a good idea on how to do it, sorry about the quality though, they were taken with my mobile.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	E46 coupe window trim fix 01 .jpg
Views:	1412
Size:	167.2 KB
ID:	420017   Click image for larger version

Name:	E46 coupe window trim fix 05.jpg
Views:	1115
Size:	155.8 KB
ID:	420021   Click image for larger version

Name:	E46 coupe window trim fix 04.jpg
Views:	1067
Size:	118.5 KB
ID:	420020   Click image for larger version

Name:	E46 coupe window trim fix 03.jpg
Views:	1037
Size:	129.8 KB
ID:	420019  

Click image for larger version

Name:	E46 coupe window trim fix 02.jpg
Views:	1125
Size:	119.8 KB
ID:	420018  
AusBMW330ci is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.

diy, door, trim, window trim

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:52 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2016 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use