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Old 09-19-2011, 08:03 PM   #1
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Arm rest pad removal?

I removed the arm rest off the door panel, so I can carbon fiber wrap the cracked glossed wood. I came upon the soft leather arm pad and it's impossible to remove. I tried every tool and a butter knife. I could not remove the pad, but I was able to slide the butter knife underneath it. I was unable to pop it out. So is there a way to remove the pad? Help
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:02 PM   #2
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interior help

Looking To Re-Place This Pad also. This is the 1st post I found with no reply, can anyone help and or direct how to get this pad off
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:08 PM   #3
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Checkout this post at Bimmerforums. Seems like they are only held in with some clips. Just pop them out with some force (and likely replace the clips you'll break in the process).

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Old 09-30-2012, 07:37 PM   #4
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THUMBS UP, And Thanks.
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Old 12-19-2014, 01:14 AM   #5
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could I just remove the pad with taking off the door panel and arm rest ? Thanks !
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