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Old 08-01-2013, 09:38 AM   #1
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Help Request, Interior Trim Removal

I've seen lots of great DIY's on here, and so far have used them to do some minor work on my 325i. Always wanted to be able to do work on my own car, and between this and YouTube I'm finally getting it done, if only in a small way.

I am going to replace or refinish the Myrtle Wood trim in the sedan. I've seen lots of examples of wraps, which I'm seriously considering doing rather than buying the full replacement kit, but in every DIY it is assumed that we th ereader already know how to REMOVE the trim. As a neophyte, that's a poor assumption when it comes to me.

Can soeone post a writeup or pics with explanation about how best to remove the trim? I think I could put it back on just fine, pretty good about learning while doing, but I don't want to damage the trim while trying to figure out how to remove it.

Also, one of teh door trim pieces has a crack or scratch on it...is this something that a little backing and superglue (assuming it's a crack) will fix, or would it be better to replace that part and wrap the new one?

Love the forum guys, some really cool stuff on here and a wealth of knowledge for us amatuers.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:09 PM   #2
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search is your friend, check the links below. you may use a flat head screwdriver or get a set of trim removal tool from any part store.

http://www.my330i.com/mod30.php

http://www.e46fanatics.com/howto/how...hp?howto_id=25
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:16 PM   #3
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Thanks, somehow that never popped up on my searches.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:17 PM   #4
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i find that googling is best. i literally type "e46 interior trim removal" and it lists a bunch of diys.
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