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      05-24-2019, 06:14 AM   #1
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Exclamation How can I remove the door trim?

Hi Guys, I have been following these threads for a while but now I have a question myself. I have just bought myself a nice leather interior, complete with leather door panels. On these panels, the silver coloured trims have been removed so I want to take my existing trims and put them on the new panels.

Now with my former 5 series (F10) this was really easy, in the G30 I find that really hard and I am afraid to damage them if I pull too hard. I have the impression that the trim is riveted on the panel. Any of you know how to do this without breaking anything? Thanks so much for your advice!

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I saw a video where someone was changing the speakers in the door and that went into detail into how to take the door card off.

It may have been on these forums possibly. I can't remember the product name unfortunately but with some googling, that may help.
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Thank you for your reaction AP, I also found a video from Bavsound where they take the panel out but unfortunately they didn't remove the trim. I have googled quite a bit but haven't come across how to remove te trim unfortunately.
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Any of you know how to do this without breaking anything? Thanks so much for your advice!
Check out post #40 in the link below. It's related to changing out speakers which also involves removing the door panels. Start viewing at 7 1/2 minutes into the video

https://g30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...1548541&page=2
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Check out post #40 in the link below. It's related to changing out speakers which also involves removing the door panels. Start viewing at 7 1/2 minutes into the video

https://g30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...1548541&page=2
Hi Dobie Dog, yes this is a very clear video. I have removed the door panel just like he shows how to do but my problem is how to separate the trim (silver part including the inner door handle) from the entire door panel once you have taken that off the door. As I am typing this, my fingers still hurt :-).
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Hi Dobie Dog, yes this is a very clear video. I have removed the door panel just like he shows how to do but my problem is how to separate the trim (silver part including the inner door handle) from the entire door panel once you have taken that off the door. As I am typing this, my fingers still hurt :-).
There should be few screws behind the panel.

take a look at this... it might help you

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...diagId=51_4740
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Thank you.
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I solved it. The trims are fixed by plastic rivets, probably with the intention to stay there forever. I have carefully drilled out the heads (new sharp metal drill 6,5) applying very little pressure just to remove the top of the rivets. Then the trim came off. I mounted them on the new door panel with 16mm screws with a ring. Careful not to use too much torque so nothing breaks. Case closed!
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Hey guys, was wondering if anyone knows how to replace the rear tail light, unfortunately broke mine and can not get my new one installed...
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