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Old 12-04-2012, 09:23 AM   #1
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2005 330ci Interior Trim 2-door Question?

I've been browsing for brushed aluminum interior trims to replace the stock wood grain that I'm not a fan of. I've found a few, such as www.realoem.com, but they all include rear armrest paneling pieces. I have a two door, so I'm worried if I were to buy the parts (even if I just purchase the front armrests) that the sizing will be off since a 2-door's door is larger than that of a 4-door. Am I fine to purchase all pieces minus the two rear ones? Or do I need to find 2-door specific pieces?

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...65&hg=51&fg=95

Thanks,
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:51 AM   #2
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You definitely need two-door specific pieces. The last link is on the right track. Also, you should check the classified section here as well as ebay to see if you can source used parts. The trim pieces aren't cheap!

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Old 12-04-2012, 09:53 AM   #3
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You need trim from a coupe, trim from a sedan will not fit in a 2 door. The front dash pieces and shifter housing will, but the doors are not the same size and not even close to the same shape.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:07 AM   #4
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You need trim from a coupe, trim from a sedan will not fit in a 2 door. The front dash pieces and shifter housing will, but the doors are not the same size and not even close to the same shape.
Won't the shift trim be different too? The sedan should have a different cutout for window switches.
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Won't the shift trim be different too? The sedan should have a different cutout for window switches.
+ 1 You are right

Window switches are different, there is a window lock switch or something like that for sedans, right?
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:22 PM   #6
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So basically every piece needs to be 2-door specific?

Thanks for your help!
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