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How do I save this GREAT POST with pictures?? (archive)

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Posted by Kamal on March 03, 1999 at 14:25:16:

In Reply to: here are E46 front door panel remove instructions posted by Alan on March 02, 1999 at 19:44:43:

And are you guys doing this to fix rattles or replace speakers? Or both?

: Thank you to anonymous for the pictures and instructions:

:


: Unclip wooden finisher (1) with special tool 00 9 321.

: If necessary, replace faulty clips (1) in wooden finisher (2).

: Driver's side: Using two screwdrivers, lever out mirror switch (2) towards top of control knob (1).

: Disconnect plug connection (1) and remove mirror switch (2).

: Passenger side: Using a small screwdriver, carefully lever out trim (1) at points (2).

: Remove screws (1 and 2). Remove inserts (3) and release underlying screws. When reinstalling, screw (1) is longer than the others.

: Unclip clips (1) in door trim panel with special tool 00 9 317 (trim panel wedge).

: Carefully unclip door trim panel (1) at top with special tool 00 9 317 (trim panel wedge). Feed door trim panel (1) out of unlocking knob (2).

: Unhook cable for unlocking lever: Tighten unlocking lever (1); lift out lock (2); remove cable (3) towards rear/top. To reinstall, press unlocking lever (1) fully against door trim panel.

: Version with additional speaker: if necessary, disconnect plug connection (1) on additional speaker (2).

: Feed out wires (1) from opening (2). Disconnect plug connections (3) and (4) and remove door trim panel.

: Installation: Clips (1) are longer than the remaining clips. If necessary, replace damaged clips.
After assembling the door trim panel proceed as follows:
:
    Open door window
    : Lock with vehicle key
    : Check for ease-of-movement on retaining button linkage
    : If necessary, align linkages

: --Alan




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