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Old 10-04-2012, 02:09 PM   #1
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Question Quick B-Pillar question

My wife has an 01/2001 (manufacture date) 325CI and the cloth is falling off the B-Pillars.

I want to buy replacements but was wondering if I could buy the replacements for the 12/2001-and-later model:
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-325...Trim/ES112032/

because the seat belt doesn't rub on the cloth like the 12/2001-and-previous model (currently installed):
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-325...Trim/ES112053/

They look like they should be interchangable, but didn't want to waste time/money if the newer version doesn't work/fit.

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Old 10-04-2012, 02:13 PM   #2
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They should be interchangeable.


The seatbelt isn't what's causing the cloth to fall off though.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:29 PM   #3
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True, but the seat belt does rub on the gray trim piece and it leaves a black mark on the cloth over time. At least the newer version with the plastic might be easier to clean off.

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Old 10-04-2012, 03:01 PM   #4
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The seatbelt definitely exacerbates (dmax loves that word) the cloth coming off. Anyone know how to take this b-pillar cover off? i'm assuming the seatbelt needs to be unbolted from the chassis? my friend's car has pillars that need fixin
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:42 PM   #5
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The seatbelt definitely exacerbates (dmax loves that word) the cloth coming off. Anyone know how to take this b-pillar cover off? i'm assuming the seatbelt needs to be unbolted from the chassis? my friend's car has pillars that need fixin
Here ya go http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=593064
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:47 PM   #6
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Headliner failing on an e46 no that cant be.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:49 PM   #7
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Thank you!! I've been wondering how to remove this forever.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:08 PM   #9
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^Lol yeah I need the one for the sedan too. Mine is starting to come apart. It's ugly.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:11 PM   #10
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Thanks for the great DIY link, but maaaan, what a nightmare to replace.
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uh that's a coupe.
You asked for a coupe. For sedan it's simple, you unbolt the seatbelt from the seat rail, take off the plastic floor piece from the rear door, pull on the plastic piece beneath the b pillar it will pop off, pull out the two black plastic clips and pry the b pillar out. Look for yellowmanns DIY on headliner.
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