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Old 07-01-2003, 12:24 AM   #1
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Tools for removing doors

I'm doing my amp and component speaker install this week.
I don't have the BMW door panel tools. I do plan on going to Autozone and getting the basic general door panel removing tool/s which they sell.
I've used them before but I lost my last one and can't find it.
It's a simple tool looks like a large screwdriver except the head is flat with a cutout in the center thus it looks like 2 prong fork and the shaft has a curve to it.

Can the doors be removed without the BMW tools farily easily especially with the universal door trim remover from Autozone?

Also, once the panels are removed, what does the actual door look like without the panel? IOW, is the spot behind the speaker solid metal or is there a small circular cutout where the speaker sits in front of?
I'm asking because if the speakers I got are too deep then I'll have to mod the door metal so I'm wondering how much cutting would be needed or if the existing hole will just need to be widened.
Anyone?

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Old 07-01-2003, 12:32 AM   #2
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i removed the door panel of my 01 330xi sedan today with no problems.

it went back on ok too


the spot behind the large speaker was metal...good luck if you have to mod it!
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Old 07-01-2003, 12:36 AM   #3
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removing the door is easy. go here http://www.e46fanatics.com/tech.php and look at the Hagus mirror install DIY it shows how to remove the door panel. it's pretty easy.
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Old 07-02-2003, 12:53 AM   #4
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Thanks guys.

The speakers I got have a mounting depth of 1 7/8". I hope they fit.
From what everyone has said on the speakers that do work, speakers under 2" should fit fine. I'll post on how it goes.

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