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    Hi guys,

    I have got a damaged door trim on the drivers side. I want to try and replace it like for like... any ideas where I could get this 'like for like' bit from?

    I have attached a pic of the passenger side door trim part that I am talking about. That one is fine, it is the drivers side that is scratched and that I want to replace etc.

    Also... is it a case of 'pop' the old one off and 'pop' the new one on ?

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    Slightly different for your door card and the compact one but its the same idea. I 'think' the door card will have to come off to get that bit.. it might be held in by screws.. if not then just prise it off... the clips will be strong!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbenstrikes View Post
    Slightly different for your door card and the compact one but its the same idea. I 'think' the door card will have to come off to get that bit.. it might be held in by screws.. if not then just prise it off... the clips will be strong!
    i dont think the door card will need to be removed:
    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...46&hg=51&fg=50

    looks like its 'pinned' like the trim accross the dash, you will need either a trim tool or a screwdriver to carfully prise it out, start at one end, it should come pretty easily

    When you say you want a new replacement one, whats wrong with the old one? scratched?

    if its only scratched you could wrap it in vinyl, you could either find a vinyl the same colour, or wrap them all in vinyl and change the colour
     
     

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    I wrapped mine in gloss black.. was pretty difficult! I think because it was gloss and imperfections were pretty obvious!

     
     

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    Yes for the part circled you won't need to remove the door panel, they just pull off as shown in the second link I posted earlier,
     
     

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    Hi guys,

    Thanks for all your tips and advice. Really helpfull

    Just realised the stupid coolant is empty on the car again... back to the garage!

    I will let you guys know what I decide to do with the door trim as and when I get a chance!
     
     

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