2000 E39 528i Sport - Removing trim around the gear stick

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  1. 2000 E39 528i Sport - Removing trim around the gear stick 
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    Hi

    Im changing my wood trim to the alu effect one, But i don't know how to remove the wood effect from where the gear stick is present, OR the little part that reveals the CD/tape insert.

    Any help?
     
     

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    for the centre console trim

    For what its worth i had an extra 2 6mm nuts underneath on mine at the back.

    As for the radio cage you need to remove the stereo first.Then there are 2 lugs behind the dash trim with holding screws, approx 30mm away from either side & 5mm down from top of flap.

    To do this job properly you need to remove the lower footwell trims next to the carpet, 1 screw & slide to rear of car.
    This gives access to screws holding the next trim section above. Some say you only need to remove drivers side, try this first.

    Remove wood/steel trim on either side of radio, gently prise & pull.
    Remove mid-section trim screws behind the wood/steel trim. You should now see cage holding screws.
    Because the cage is sturdy, you may need to remove both mid-section trim panels, which come up from the footwells.
    If you do, then it's best to remove the glovebox completely.

    you could just remove the panel from infront of the cage. Thats much easier.
     
     

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    Cheers fella

    I have got all wood out now. Door ones and dash were easy, Radio cover is just glued onto the actual flap so i got that off, will need tiger seal to put back on.

    The centre console was easy once the black part showing 'N' 'D' 'P' 'R' +/- etc was popped out, just disconnect the hazard cable, the door lock one and any others, then remove the 5 screws. Not sue whether to go gloss black or silver.

    My car is black, the headlining is black, but the leather and lower areas are grey. So im stuck between the 2 colours.
     
     

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