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Old 04-08-2007, 06:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Replacement Storage Partition Doesn't Fit?

I recently bought a new storage partition of off Ebay to replace mine which is cracking. After checking the listing to make sure it would fit a '90 325ic I figured I was good to go. Once it arrived, and I pulled the old one out, it was quickly evident that the two are not the same. The difference is in the area of molding about half-way down the driver's side, as you can tell from the photo (the replacement part is the top one). I can only assume that since my car is air-bagged and there is a piece of metal in that area that I needed a different part #; I did not see any differentiation when I checked the parts catalog though.
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That one is from around the 86 or older with out the metal knee bolster. If it's from a manual 2D I'd be interested in it if you don't want it.
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I took a band saw and modified the side on the newer piece to match my old one. The cut isnot visible once everything is installed under the dash.

Great info, I appreciate it. Just because the the auction says it will fit your vehicle, doesn't always make it so!
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