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#1 (permalink) Old 03-08-2005, 03:33 PM
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To make a long story short I found out that my suspension hold per say, which connects to the body. Has gone right through the body, and to locate and re-weld the seats and back interior panels will have to be removed.

Im not all the sure how to do this. I need some help and quick , b/c i need to avoid labor charges and there will find some way to charge me big time for that stuff.


Can you guys please help me out im new to interior work and my cars gonna be going in this week.


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how to remove the E36 door panel.

To remove the trim surrounding the door release lever:- Using a small screwdriver or fingernails pull the rear section (the widest part) away from the door by about 2mm. This unlocks the assembly. Then slide it off towards the front of the car.

You'll need a Torx 20 bit to undo the 2 screws under the door pull after you've removed the screw covers.

Now open the door, sit on the floor, put one foot on the door frame, grab hold of the door panel at the bottom and pull like f&*@. Lift the trim over the door lock button and unplug the speaker and door mirror control wires (front doors only).

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>a) Is removing the seat fairly straightforward, or are there things to watch
>out for?

STOP ...

BEFORE you remove the seat you MUST disarm the mechanical seat tensioner, or it could fire and

1. Be ruined ($$$)
2. Hurt you!!

To do this look under the front of the seat and you will see a cable ending in a platic thingie with ears .. this is held into a metal bracket with a wire tie .. cut the tie and carefully turn/wiggle the cable enf thingie until it releases from the metal bracket .. this takes the small amount of tension off the triggering mechanism ..

NOW you can UNBOLT and MANHANDLE the seat .. of course after disconnecting the seat belt latch switch wires ..

Hope this helps...

Jim

PS: If you think THIS is bad, the convertible (E30) seat tensioners are

pyrotechnic (read EXPLOSIVE) .. much more fun

http://www.geocities.com/e36rulz/seatsremoval.doc

http://www.apexcone.com/JimPowellHomepage/...SeatRemoval.htm

well that's some stuff i got home that helps the top is the door panels the bottom is for the seats, good luckl

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thanks for help

But i need back seats, not door panels or front seats.

Thanks though

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Originally posted by bmwforumerm3@Mar 8 2005, 03:49 PM
thanks for help

But i need back seats, not door panels or front seats.

Thanks though
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sorry but u said interior panels.........i also gave u a bad link, this is what i meant to give u

http://www.apexcone.com/JimPowellHomepage/...eatRemoval.html

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