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Old 08-27-2009, 05:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i need help with my door panel =(

i just bought a 1994 325i vert and looks like somebody messed with the passanger door panel and i bought a iner door handle trim because it was missing and now i can not get it on because the door panle was instaled wrong can someone help me on puting it back on right if you need pics of the door panel i can take some
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Old 08-27-2009, 05:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i don't know how i can help on this one

wrong type of panel, maybe?

if it's the right one, ... lack of patience?

normally you would start by fitting the panel starting at the top(at the weatherstrip) and working your way downward... maybe ask an assistant to help you hold the latch in open position while u fit the panel in place... or a combination of those

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it is the right one its kinda like the handle is in more then it should like if the door panel isnt on enough and it wigges but i push the sides back on and the pins hold for a lil but something is up with it
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wrong latch, maybe? OR... door damage?! perhaps the reason why u have a missing latch...
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would you like me to send you pics so u no what im talking about? lol
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would you like me to send you pics so u no what im talking about? lol
you could, but really... what will actually help you is if u put in "an eye for detail". But fire away and let us see if anyone can help
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wrong latch, maybe? OR... door damage?! perhaps the reason why u have a missing latch...
+1 on the door damage, i just replaced my drivers side door because the handle wouldn't stay in.

there are two screws on the back of the door panel that hold it in...some how mine got really messed up and wouldn't hold anymore.

i think that could be it with yours as well...

i had to get a new door panel.

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those are some great videos, i wish i would have had those before i took mine off...

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