1997 E36 323i cabrio - How do you take the trim off boot interior to change e36 aerial grommets?

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  1. 1997 E36 323i cabrio - How do you take the trim off boot interior to change e36 aerial grommets? 
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    I've sourced a new aerial grommett for my E36 convertible 1997 as the old one is in bad ways.

    I thought it would be easy to swap out but I've failEd at the first hurdle :(

    how do I take the interior trim out of the boot to get to the aerial?

    I can see 2 plastic plugs and one is on a string but when I pull them out the trim doesnot look like it wants to move ???

    Could someone tell me what I should do
     
     

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    The string is the manual override for the fuel flap, if I recall this pushes through the trim. Take the grommets out and be firm!
     
     

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    I did this yesterday, just by reaching up into the corner of the boot under the antenna and tugging a lip of trim it came away pretty easily (with no plugs attached). The grommet itself should be pushed through the top from underneath and new one obviously inserted from the top. But mate, careful as you screw the nut back on to the base unit, don't drop it down inside the bodywork somewhere like I did :(
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjpt View Post
    I did this yesterday, just by reaching up into the corner of the boot under the antenna and tugging a lip of trim it came away pretty easily (with no plugs attached). The grommet itself should be pushed through the top from underneath and new one obviously inserted from the top. But mate, careful as you screw the nut back on to the base unit, don't drop it down inside the bodywork somewhere like I did :(
    Thanks very much fella

    So the trim is not attached but just pulls away - I gave it a little tug yesterday and then bottled it as I thought I might tear it.

    Your last comment tickled me - I can see me doing just that
     
     

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    I thought I'd share my first success - I changed the Grommett

    The trim came away nice and easy (one plug to pull out couldn't get the oil button out but didn't need to ).

    Not sue if I got the angle right but hey ho

    Now to change the rear lights to clear ones
     
     

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