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Old 05-11-2003, 09:39 PM   #1
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Removing Door Panels

I read the DIY on both bmw330Ci.com and the one in the tech section but no luck on answering my question.

Would someone please post pics of the "clips" that you pop on the top and bottom of the door panel. All of the DIY's show you where to remoe the torx screws, etc but no photos of the clips. I want a good look at them so that when I am removing the door panel I have an idea as to how I should be pulling it off.

Thanks for the help!

I have a 2002 330Ci.
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Old 05-12-2003, 08:30 AM   #2
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BMW sells a tool (looks like a plastic wedge) that you can wedge in between the inner panel and outer door shell to pop those clips without marring up your interior panel. I think I paid under $20 for it. I don't know the part number off hand but it's mentioned in David Bagby's Stereo Saga Upgrade instructions.

http://www.e46fanatics.com/faq/stereosaga.html

They also sell one (also mentioned in the article) for trim. Worth the $ in my opinion.
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Do you have a PN? I did not see a part number listed on the link you posted. Anybody have better (bigger) pics?
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Old 05-13-2003, 10:46 PM   #4
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It's really pretty easy. I've done it way too many times when I was perfecting my midbass install. Going to do it again this weekend when I re-aim my tweeters.
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