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Old 05-20-2008, 04:39 AM   #1
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E46 coupe B pillar removal?

How to remove both B pillars on E46 coupes? do i have to un-bolt both seat belt anchors? Are the pillars held on by clips or screws? thanks...looking to remove the entire headliner for vinly.
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Old 05-20-2008, 04:53 PM   #2
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no one ever remove the B pillar ???
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Old 06-06-2008, 01:23 PM   #3
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looking for the same thing...bump
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Old 06-06-2008, 01:26 PM   #4
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I'm sure it's possible but If you do this. You could experience some twisting of your frame. Although it wouldn't be noticable. Also the B pillar contains the rubber window seal.
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Old 07-04-2008, 01:18 AM   #5
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any ideas?
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Old 07-05-2008, 02:02 PM   #6
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Are you talking about the inner plastic cover or removing the whole B pillar ?
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Old 07-05-2008, 02:08 PM   #7
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if youre talkin about the cover just unhook the seatbelt.. pull the rear panel back and ull see the b pillar is held in by 2 push in clips on the bottom and metal anchors on the top. pull out the bottom clips then pull down to unhook it from the top
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Old 07-05-2008, 02:13 PM   #8
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there are two push screws at the bottom of the b pillar underneath the backseat side panels, therefore those need to come off, or at least be popped out a little bit

take the bottom of the back seat out
take the corner leather pieces off (where the seat belts rest on as well as the plastic pieces on top)
there are two screws underneath the armrest on each side, unscrew those
undo the anchors at the bottom
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Old 07-05-2008, 03:30 PM   #9
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I was going to suggest an angle grinder.
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