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Old 07-18-2012, 10:10 AM   #1
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How do you split apart the E46 door arm rests?

I need to know how to split apart the E46 arm rests. I have the arm rests off the doors and I have the arm rest pads off. Now I need to know if there are pics/DIY's on how EXACTLY to separated the wood trim from the plastic base. I see the tabs, but I would like a DIY on how to separate the two pieces SAFELY without braking the tabs. I will be using 3M Di Noc over the wood and I need to respray the black plastic base as well. Any SPECIFIC info on how to separate the two pieces without breaking the tabs would be much appreciate! I have done a search but can't seem to find exactly how to do this portion of the separation. Anyone know the "trick"?
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:20 PM   #2
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:59 PM   #3
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:43 PM   #4
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I dont know if this is what your lookin for.
1st post. http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=741698
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:13 AM   #5
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Lots of small flat head screw drivers to disengage all of the clips. I actually broke about half of them on purpose and it still wouldn't come apart. Not a fun job.
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