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Old 01-17-2016, 06:35 AM   #1
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How to remove steering column trim?

I am in the process of gather information on installing an aftermarket 2-DIN head unit in my 2006 330Ci convertible. I am posting here as my question is convertible specific in that the factory hands free microphone is mounted in the top of the steering column trim rather the in the roof near the interior light in the coupe/sedan. I need to get the trim off so that I can install the aftermarket microphone. I have search the web and have found very minimum info on how to get to the top part of the trim.

Any suggestion?

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Old 01-17-2016, 03:38 PM   #2
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Not sure about verts, but sedan trim has plastic rivets that need to come out. Look at some of the steering wheel clock spring or dash removal DIYs (I'm on my phone...)
Shawn in VA (USA).

- Shawn's 2004 IR/Alc. w/6MT ZHP (1/351 built)- http://bit.ly/1nhx4gk

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- Shawn's 2004 OB/NB w/AT ZHP (sold)
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Old 02-07-2016, 10:49 AM   #3
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The Bentley manual shows rivets, same as my E39, but my 02 330 convertible DID NOT have rivets!! It has c-clips that disengage by pushing the trim toward the firewall.

I hope this post isn't too late to stop you breaking a piece off your dash like I did!!
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