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2002obsession 01-29-2006 07:21 PM

anybody know how to get the trim off?
 
I need to get all the chrome trim off my car and fill in the holes (temporary) so that the body wont rust from seaweed growing in there. It is not possible for me to keep the car dry at this time. Anybody?

RealBmw 02 01-31-2006 07:52 PM

I think they are supposed to just clip in, so they should be able to just clip out.

Try this. Pop open your hood or trunk lid and look to see how they are secured on the backside. If there are nuts, then you can just undo them. However, I don't recall them being fastened on. i am pretty sure that they are just clips.

Note that you might have to replace the clips when putting them back on.

Good luck

esty 08-28-2006 12:42 PM

at the ends of each piece is a small nut that has to be removed from behind the appropriate interior panel....after those are removed, use a screwdriver and a piece of cardboard or something to keep from scratching the paint....simply push under the trim and lightly lift upwards, it'll snap off the plastic retaining clips

also...all the trim's aluminum, with few exceptions, not chrome...so careful, it bends easily

BMWLotAttendant 08-29-2006 12:03 AM

Carefully. :p

RealBmw 02 08-29-2006 02:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by esty
at the ends of each piece is a small nut that has to be removed from behind the appropriate interior panel....after those are removed, use a screwdriver and a piece of cardboard or something to keep from scratching the paint....simply push under the trim and lightly lift upwards, it'll snap off the plastic retaining clips

also...all the trim's aluminum, with few exceptions, not chrome...so careful, it bends easily


Hey esty, welcome to the forum.... do you have any pics of the 02?

esty 08-31-2006 11:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RealBmw 02
Hey esty, welcome to the forum.... do you have any pics of the 02?


yes sir...look down the forum a few threads....there are a couple posted there...i also have an 83 320is, white, and a 87 325i convertible, black with red interior


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