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Old 02-21-2007, 11:17 PM   #1
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Smile DIY - How to remove trunk liner on 330ci Convertible to replace brake light....

DIY - How to remove trunk liner on 330ci Convertible to replace brake light....

Okay decided to do a quick DIY for removing the trunk liner from my 01 cabrio since I was replacing my brake light from a red lens to a clear lens unit and took some pictures to share along the way. Hope someone gets some use from this and the pictures.

Tools Required:

Flat blade screwdriver - used to help pull out push pins
Phillips head screw driver - used to remove carpet covered screws for tool kit
Upholstery tool - not required but makes removing push pin plugs easier




Steps below:

* Open tool kit and remove 2 Phillips head screws that are covered with carpet under the tool kit.


* Remove holding strap from tool kit and remove kit.


* Remove snaps by pulling out center pin and use the upholstery tool to pull them out around the perimeter of the liner.



* Remove liner next and set aside.


* Un-plug black connector on brake light and remove 3 8mm nuts and springs.


* Pull red brake light out.


* Reinstall the clear brake light.


* Reinstall 8mm bolts and spring notice to put large end of spring toward brake light.
* Reinstall black cable connector
* Test the brake light to be sure its working
* Reinstall liner and snap clips in
* Reinstall tool kit and screws

Now enjoy your hard work....

Brake light off


Brake light on

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Old 03-15-2007, 05:21 PM   #2
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Old 03-16-2007, 05:59 AM   #3
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clear brake light looks really nice is that neon or the led version? would you happen to know which is better (led or neon)?
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Old 03-16-2007, 08:10 PM   #4
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clear brake light looks really nice is that neon or the led version? would you happen to know which is better (led or neon)?
Not LED so neon or what they call stock got the unit used from a fellow fanatic that upgraded to a LED unit.
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Old 03-16-2007, 08:35 PM   #5
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Thanks for the pics man! I'm going to do some dynamatting to fix some trunk rattles from my sub and this is exactly what I was looking for!
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Old 03-18-2007, 09:31 PM   #6
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wow great diy, hope you're liking the brake light. i could have used this earlier when trying to install mine. Those screws on the liner blended in and it took me 15 min trying to figure out why my liner was still attached.
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