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Old 08-31-2011, 07:53 PM   #1
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Today I got my smoked corners for my 2001 BMW 325ci (push-in) and successfully broke both of them trying to put them back in. Anyone have a tip for putting them back in?
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Old 08-31-2011, 07:58 PM   #2
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What part did you break? I know there are 2 different designs. One involves a screw. You got them out didn't you? I get mine lined up on the rails, push them as far as they can go, and then give em a nice gentle FIST POUND to pop em back into place.
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:04 PM   #3
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I broke the bottom part of the tab, and mine didn't involve a screw. Yes i got them out but they just wouldn't go back in. It looked like i got it in mostly but when i pounded it the tab broke off.
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:36 PM   #4
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You have to guide the tabs in first then push it in all the way. Either you will break it going in because it's not lined properly or it will break removing the corner for the same reason.

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Old 09-01-2011, 06:16 AM   #5
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A little 2.5" piece of velcro on the inside of the corners will keep those things in tight for years. A little ghetto, so it may seem, but it will work until you decide you want peace of mind and replace them.
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