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Re: E39 door panel READ!! - Fred - say WHAT?? (archive)

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Posted by Jim Cash on August 11, 1998 at 20:06:55:

In Reply to: Re: E39 driver's door panel READ!!!!!!!!!! posted by FRED on August 11, 1998 at 19:51:59:

: DO NOT REMOVE THE COIN HOLDER!!!!!!!!! I REPEAT DO NOT TOUCH THE COIN HOLDER. IT WILL BLAST OFF THE SIDE IMPACT AIRBAG!!!! AND PUSH YOU THRU THE PASSENGER WINDOW.

: FRED


Fred - I was about to answer the question on how to open the panel so the coin box could be removed when I saw your post. Did someone in a very short clown car run into the side of your car just as you were reaching for the coin holder ?

All you have to do is pull the lower door panel off the clips around the outer edge, and then see if it will pull out far enough to get to the little scres on the botom that hold the coin holder.
If not (I have not tried this yet) theny you remove 2 screws 9one behind the door handle (little cap) and one inside the vent flap.
Then push the door panel up then pull out.

Or you can do as someone did, and smash the coin holder out with a hammer. Maybe they were pounding so hard that they did not even notice the air bag go off.

Hey there's a thought. After the bag goes off you can slit it open and it will then hold a hole lot of change - bit of a rattle though.

Cheers

Jim Cash
London, Ontario, Canada
BMW CCA 102929


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