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#1 (permalink) Old 03-18-2008, 12:30 PM
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Door Weatherstripping??????

Anyone have the felt part come off of the door weatherstripping, and had any luck reattaching the felt? I have priced new ones at the dealer, and they are over $500 bucks for a pair of them. IT DRIVES ME CRAZY with the way it looks, and have not found a glue that holds it well at all. Any suggestions are appreciated! Oh, I have a 2000 323 coupe with about 85k miles.
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Happens to most of them, I have done both door seals. 3m weatherstrip adhesive seems to work the best. It has held it together the longest. It does take some prep work to get it to work correctly, just follow the instructions. Be careful with it as it is black and sticks to everything. Masking what you don't want the felt stuck to is a good idea.
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That happens to ALL coupes! Even alerted strangers in car parks more than once!!! When mine came off, I tried all sorts to fix it, but eventually found Evo-Stik multi purpose instant contact adhesive worked well.(UK product) I took the whole thing right off the car so I could do it in comfort on the lounge floor without the risk of getting any mess on anything (Floor covered with newspapers!!) Be careful to unplug the up-window safety switch half way up the A pillar before pulling the seal off the car. Disconnect the battery and go away and have a cup of tea for half an hour (this makes the airbags safe),then take the A pillars cover off to access the plug, be careful not to disturb anything to do with the airbag. It sounds a long-winded way of going about it, but you must ensure that the two parts are correctly located together and properly stuck together before putting it back on the car. From experience, it is worth the extra time and bother to do it this way. Mine has now stayed together for more than a year. I think the reason they come apart is because they were not put together properly at manufacture, study yours closely. Good luck, good fixing! Bobdisk

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Found this on another BMW forum, (there are others!!) it gives details of how the writer changed his doorseal for a new one. Written by bz01bimmer on E46Fanatics. Go to post 16 on in the thread. Its an excellent article, but remember to disconnect the battery and wait for the airbag to be safe before you start. It is how I removed and replaced mine, except that I pushed the lock tab in to remove it without breaking it (start of post 17) Weatherstrip Self Install - E46Fanatics
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