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Old 07-30-2011, 06:19 PM   #61
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how did you take out the headlight switch? I am trying to take mine out and it seams like I might have to cut some wires off?
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Old 07-30-2011, 10:21 PM   #62
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Thanks a lot for the directions and the pics. they were very helpful in takeing mine apart. I have to get to the evaporator core. Any ideas on how to take that crossbar off? my main concern is the connection to the steering column. ideas?
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:33 PM   #63
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:45 PM   #64
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Can't remove the gearshift surround please help!!! Stuck on the rear part I pulled the front part off(close to ashtray)
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:30 AM   #65
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Can't remove the gearshift surround please help!!! Stuck on the rear part I pulled the front part off(close to ashtray)
Done thanks. Just pulling the leather cover, then unscrew two screws and it comes out!
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:48 PM   #66
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I dont now the exact word for those.. but they cover the airbags in both sides and sit between the door and the windscreen. You have to remove them to get the dashboard out because of some clips
You mean the A-Pillar airbags.

I did describe how to remove these - prize off the strip covering 3 or 4 torx screws. Then remove the main trim. The actual airbags do not need to come off.
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:10 AM   #67
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Royalratch, this is an incredible write up and by far the best that I could find on the web for E46 dash removal, well done! I am about to purchase a 328i Sport that has a plugged heater core. The seller was quoted $1000 by an indy shop to replace the core, mostly labor for the dash removal. Did you see the heater core behind the dash, and is there any additional stuff that needs to come out to get at the core? Trying to do it myself and get the car for cheap. Again, thanks for the time and energy of posting this DIY, it is really good stuff.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:02 AM   #68
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Once you get the dash out the hvac set up is there but the core (the actual mini radiator / matrix) will be buried inside somewhere - I wouldn't have thought it was too difficult to replace once the dash is out - drain the car of coolant fully first!
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:43 AM   #69
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This was very useful to me. Glad the pics are still up! Thanks a bunch!
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:29 PM   #71
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Very helpful thanks! Took about 1.5hour
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Old 09-22-2013, 12:36 AM   #74
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I reinstalled my dash, but it doesn't seem to sit flush at the side where it comes into contact with the lower A pillar (around the area where the door and dash come very close to each other when the doors are closed). Anyone have any ideas? I've reinstalled it multiple times, and just went with it and fully installed everything back. Everything seems just fine but the fitment just seems off, and it bothers me.
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:50 PM   #75
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I reinstalled my dash, but it doesn't seem to sit flush at the side where it comes into contact with the lower A pillar (around the area where the door and dash come very close to each other when the doors are closed). Anyone have any ideas? I've reinstalled it multiple times, and just went with it and fully installed everything back. Everything seems just fine but the fitment just seems off, and it bothers me.
I have the same problem. Any ideas?
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:58 PM   #76
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Re: E46 Dash Removal / Replace - Detailed Pix

The same had happened to me also but after 2 months the gap closed. I think it is because it loses it's shape once its out of the car?
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