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Old 06-16-2002, 03:57 PM   #1
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Arrow How to remove the trim near front window?

Hi,

I'm not sure how it's called what I want to remove, but I'll try ro explain. I'm replacing a carkit but the microphone is placed on the drivers side left of the front window (where it says "airbag") and left of the visor. Is there a DIY manual somewhere on how to remove this? I think the wire runs underneath there to the radio.

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Old 06-19-2002, 01:10 AM   #2
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Sorry to kick this thread, but I really could use an answer to my question (read: I'm desperate). Does anybody know how to remove the fabric so I can remove the wires and put in a new microphone?)

(if nobody knows an answer I'll just rip it open I guess :sad:... j/k)

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Old 06-19-2002, 01:21 AM   #3
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just rip it off

YOu have to pry gently. All those pieces bend but you have to be careful because that airbag is in that piece. I would start from the top near the roof if I was you. Just bend a little and a little more until you can see how it works. If you break the piece then no worries the panel is only 27 bucks. If you screw the airbag then you are out some dough. Just be careful. I would if I were you just get some professional help if you are feeling uneasy about it.
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Old 06-19-2002, 03:42 PM   #4
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Re: just rip it off

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YOu have to pry gently. All those pieces bend but you have to be careful because that airbag is in that piece. I would start from the top near the roof if I was you. Just bend a little and a little more until you can see how it works. If you break the piece then no worries the panel is only 27 bucks. If you screw the airbag then you are out some dough. Just be careful. I would if I were you just get some professional help if you are feeling uneasy about it.
Thanks for the info, just what I needed. I really had no idea where to start, but I'll be carefull and it should work out fine.

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Old 06-19-2002, 03:55 PM   #5
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Re: How to remove the trim near front window?

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Hi,

I'm not sure how it's called what I want to remove, but I'll try ro explain. I'm replacing a carkit but the microphone is placed on the drivers side left of the front window (where it says "airbag") and left of the visor. Is there a DIY manual somewhere on how to remove this? I think the wire runs underneath there to the radio.

TIA!
Hard to decide what you're referring to - headliner? A-pillar trim? Have you got a picture? Nothing on my car says Airbag. In both cases you need to pull up that inside trim piece that runs around the edge of the door openings, BMW calls it a mucket. If you get into the A-pillar where the airbag is located, disconnect the battery first and make sure the key is out of the ignition when you do it.
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Old 06-19-2002, 04:01 PM   #6
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Re: Re: How to remove the trim near front window?

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Hard to decide what you're referring to - headliner? A-pillar trim? Have you got a picture? Nothing on my car says Airbag. In both cases you need to pull up that inside trim piece that runs around the edge of the door openings, BMW calls it a mucket. If you get into the A-pillar where the airbag is located, disconnect the battery first and make sure the key is out of the ignition when you do it.
I think what I mean is indeed called the A-pillar (just learned the term today ). The microphone is located near the ceiling on the top edge of the A-pillar. Thanks for the tip of removing the key when disconnecting the battery. Why isn't that in the manual?
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Excellent! Thanks for the manual wkay, where did you get this from? And indeed a good tip JetBlackE46, I'd probably kill myself if I left black fingerprints all over the light fabric.
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I would like to know where the manual pics came from as well. Please fill everyone in.............
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I'm interested in the same info as it pertains to the convertible. We don't have that little strip that hides the screws. its one solid plastic piece.

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Excellent! Thanks for the manual wkay, where did you get this from? And indeed a good tip JetBlackE46, I'd probably kill myself if I left black fingerprints all over the light fabric.
From the BMW service manual - TIS CDRom. Fyi, I had a fingerprint on my headliner, took it off with K2R. Headliner looks like new.
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I'm interested in the same info as it pertains to the convertible. We don't have that little strip that hides the screws. its one solid plastic piece.

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wow. awesome thanks.
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Old 06-21-2002, 08:20 PM   #15
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Those instructions are great! Where can you get a BMW service manual?? Is it on a Cd Rom? Would you be interested in sharing with the rest of us?
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Those instructions are great! Where can you get a BMW service manual?? Is it on a Cd Rom? Would you be interested in sharing with the rest of us?
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