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Old 08-08-2010, 03:19 AM   #81
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wow been looking for something like this for nearly a year, was told it wasn't a job you could do without knackering the parts!, good write up!
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:54 PM   #82
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i have a 2005 coupe 330. I'm having trouble replacing the top window trim chrome piece.
The first picture shows you're pulling the seal down, but mine seems like it's on there pretty firm and it's not so easy to pull off

any ideas on how I can take that off so I can get to the screws?

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Old 10-16-2010, 07:32 PM   #83
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Just pull harder. It will come off.
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Old 10-18-2010, 12:40 AM   #84
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omg that takes forever! i'm just going to tape and mask everything up when i paint my window trim
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:20 AM   #85
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Where did you buy replacement trim?
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Old 01-13-2011, 02:48 AM   #86
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:03 PM   #87
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Thanks, for the great DIY. I always wondered how to do this Now I can do my shadowline
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:28 PM   #88
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Does anyone know what the part number is for this lower door sill piece? I do not see it under exterior trim or glazing in the parts catalog

EDIT: Never mind...found it on another post. Here is it for future reference...these are for a coupe under Bodywork => front door

03 Outer weatherstrip, left GLANZSCHWARZ 1 51327890453 $72.55
03 Outer weatherstrip, right GLANZSCHWARZ 1 51327890454 $72.55
03 Outer weatherstrip, left CHROM 1 51328226105 $54.75
03 Outer weatherstrip, right CHROM 1 51328226106 $54.75
03 Outer weatherstrip, left SCHWARZ 1 51328227625 $26.92
03 Outer weatherstrip, right SCHWARZ 1 51328227626 $26.92

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Old 05-18-2011, 07:08 PM   #89
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where do you buy the replacement trim for the coupe rear window? And great DIY !!!
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:59 AM   #90
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I used rattle can spray on mine.. was great for 2 months. Its complete SH*T now.. i used primer, then black gloss, then 3 coats of clear.. its awful. dont do it like that
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:04 AM   #91
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where are you guys buying this "shadowline" tape?
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Old 09-02-2011, 07:40 PM   #92
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I got all the screws out of the upper trim piece including the ones in the rear but the trim still wont come off. Is there double sided tape holding the rear part of the upper trim? Its a coupe by the way.
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Old 09-04-2011, 03:42 PM   #93
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i have yet to find anything on sedans....
this piece fell off and i'm missing some clips and I have no idea how to get it back on...
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:55 PM   #94
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where do you buy the replacement trim for the coupe rear window? And great DIY !!!
anyone?
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Old 09-14-2011, 06:57 PM   #95
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:58 PM   #96
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i have yet to find anything on sedans....
this piece fell off and i'm missing some clips and I have no idea how to get it back on...
Same here!! Anyone have any tips? Mine is just flapping in the breeze, embarrassing.
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Old 09-30-2011, 02:17 PM   #97
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Same here!! Anyone have any tips? Mine is just flapping in the breeze, embarrassing.
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Old 10-01-2011, 10:09 AM   #98
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I still happened to have the two clips that broke free from the trim, so I was able to use an epoxy to glue them back on. I'm not sure how long that will hold.

But another problem is the very last clip on the bottom, it wont stay clipped. Keeps popping off and that is I'm sure what led to the failure of the other two further up the line. I'm not sure you can order the side of the clip that is glued to the back of the trim piece....?
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:23 PM   #99
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I need to replace just the lower trim piece on my M3 that runs below the rear window. Is it possible to R&R this piece without removing the drip rail and rear glass?

Thanks guys.
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:32 PM   #100
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I need to replace just the lower trim piece on my M3 that runs below the rear window. Is it possible to R&R this piece without removing the drip rail and rear glass?

Thanks guys.
its been a while, but iirc, you can get away with doing the lower trim with the rear window cracked open. you only need to disconnect the window to get the screws when replacing the upper trim.
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