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    as above really

    just want to know if its possible to take the leather door inserts and put them onto new door cards... reason being ive got the cream vador interion with gray door cards but the rest of the dash/ plastic is black. i want to keep the leather that mathes the seats and put it onto black door pannels

    any ideas

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    I think they are one piece items. Only way to change just the insert is cut them out. Best to look for the correct colored cards complete, then you can sell your's.
     
     

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    You have to take them from a coupe or cabriolet to fit yours and you need take the handle off then chop the little black bits that has been melted in the back of the cards and then you need to hold it in place on the new cards.Quite easy to do
     
     

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    I did it on my coupe

    Good old silicon to put it back cleanly
     
     

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    yes you can, if you take the door card off, you'll see loads of pins around the insert, This is normally the pins which are melted to hold the insert in place. pry them all off and then place the new insert on your door cards and use a hot glue gun to hold them in place again (or silicone works but i guess it would take longer to dry n may have to clamp them?) did this on my e36 swapped cloth for leather ones, 2 years on they're still glued on.
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    awesome

    thans for the replies

    i was looking for whole cards but i can olny find the grey cards on with light gray leather inserts... thot it would look qute good withe black card that go withthe rest of the dash!!

    just dont want to ruin them!!

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    I'm also attempting to remove and swap inserts on my door cards, but my cards and the new ones don't have the melted plastic rivets, they just seem to be glued in?

    I've managed to remove one card insert using a heat gun, sharp knife and a lot of pulling but it's a huge amount of effort and I am concerned about damaging the inserts. Anyone got a better idea for this type of attachment?
     
     

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    I have the same issue. Nothing put through to the back side to allow the panel/leather to separate. Anyone else have any experience with this since the last post? Cheers.
     
     

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