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Old 03-07-2005, 06:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ITS NOT THE CLIPS

ok thats outta the way, the panel clips that you pick up off ebay are all in tack holding fine. Its the top area, from door lock all the way accross. Seems there are metal clips which are ment to grab the interior door panel, but they sorta arnt :S

some assistance please
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Old 03-07-2005, 06:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Originally posted by mmclaren@Mar 7 2005, 07:12 AM
ITS NOT THE CLIPS

ok thats outta the way, the panel clips that you pick up off ebay are all in tack holding fine. Its the top area, from door lock all the way accross. Seems there are metal clips which are ment to grab the interior door panel, but they sorta arnt :S

some assistance please
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BMw sells a repair clip for that.

The metal clip attached on the door are supposed to slide into a hole on the back of the door panel, but because the door panel is made of such crappy material, its wood and glue.... the holes break. the clip that BMW sells slides on top of the hole and reinforces it.

And this you can only get it at the dealer///

if needed ill send you the bmw repair bulleting on this issue.
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ITS NOT THE CLIPS

ok thats outta the way, the panel clips that you pick up off ebay are all in tack holding fine. Its the top area, from door lock all the way accross. Seems there are metal clips which are ment to grab the interior door panel, but they sorta arnt :S

some assistance please
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thats very helpful victor. but i some of us might have a 2 door coupe, can you give me the link where you found this or can you post the 2 door info if you have it? -Thanks
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Sweet nice work i better ordering
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I drive an IS and the passanger side door did that same thing. I just used my palm and snapped it back into place (I had asked a mechanic before I did that, apparently it just happens sometimes.)
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Originally posted by victorgallas+Mar 7 2005, 06:01 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(victorgallas @ Mar 7 2005, 06:01 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-mmclaren@Mar 7 2005, 07:12 AM
ITS NOT THE CLIPS

ok thats outta the way, the panel clips that you pick up off ebay are all in tack holding fine. Its the top area, from door lock all the way accross. Seems there are metal clips which are ment to grab the interior door panel, but they sorta arnt :S

some assistance please
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Thanks so much for this post! I have that problem with the top part of my door panel. the holes are broken so the metal clip doesn't hold anything. I was about to glue my door panel on as I am so sick of it popping off everytime I close the door. I will give this a try.

Thanks again!
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it seems to happen more with IS cars over i's not saying it wont happen, anyways on my 318 it happened a few times ibought new clips and a new door handle bracket pushed it all back together (oh yeah i glued part of the door card back to the other part of the door card, because i didnt have the door handle clip in for a while so it started to seperate

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