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Old 08-29-2005, 01:00 AM   #21
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now ive got a new and much easier way to remove my rear window if needed. when i replaced my chrome trim with the m3 trim, i searched a couple different diys and removed the rear window by taking apart the whole unit located in front of the rear deck. like always...great diy!!!
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Old 08-29-2005, 10:12 AM   #22
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thanks for the great write up LAFENGAS I Just did mine last week and it was an all day evolution. well worth the hard work.

if i may add, for those who prefer to have the rear windows removed to gain better access to the upper two screws of the trim, you can simply snap off the interior panel (seatbelt) which will expose the two 10mm nut that holds the windows. i had to remove mine cuz i didn't want to scratch my tint from the screw driver and plus it gave me a better work space when removing/replacing the seal and the bottom trim. here's the pix....



oh and the second nut is located at the bottom, sorry forgot to put the arrow...
what you may want to do actually (maybe this is what you did, but i couldn't comprehend it)

Pull the back side panel (where your armrests are) out at the bottom of the B-Pillar (where your seatbelt goes into.) It's only a couple of snaps...just give it a good yank to pull the panel away. Pulling this rear panel out a few inches allows you to access 2 push rivits at the bottom of the B-Pillar (previously hidden by the rear side panel). Pulling the 2 push rivits at the bottom of the B-Pillar allow you to simply slide the pillar out of the way, since the top of the B-Pillar has slots that slide into the metal clips fastened to the backside of the head liner.

You just slide the B-pillar down to unlatch it and this way you don't have to worry about breaking anything.
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Old 12-27-2005, 10:08 AM   #23
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^Bump.. i've been having people PM me on this DIY.
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Old 01-12-2006, 01:20 PM   #24
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nice DIY!
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Old 01-12-2006, 03:11 PM   #25
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Great writeup Lafengas!

Anyone know how much the black ZHP/M3 trim runs at the dealer?
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Old 01-12-2006, 05:52 PM   #26
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Great DIY Lafengas (hope to hook-up and meet this summer in Buff)..

Anyone got a DIY for sedan window trims??
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Old 01-12-2006, 06:47 PM   #27
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you'd be the king if u had written this DIY a couple yrs ago.

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wow. exactly what i needed.

will do this sometime in the summer after i graduate..
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subscribed too. Excellent writeup.
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Old 07-05-2006, 07:44 PM   #32
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ahhhhh I need pics!
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Old 07-10-2006, 10:27 PM   #33
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agreed, what happened to the pics?
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host server has been giving me trouble...should be good to go in a few days
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how much did the powder coating cost ya???
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i basically ripped off the bottom sections since i wouldn't be reusing them.
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Old 07-13-2006, 09:41 AM   #37
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how much did the powder coating cost ya???
free...did it myself
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if you email me all the pics, i will host long term for you. i'll put them in a folder on one of my servers and just lock 'em up and throw away the keys
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Old 07-22-2006, 11:18 AM   #39
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free...did it myself
if i send you mine can you do it for me....
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