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      10-28-2007, 10:37 AM   #1
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Glovebox removal

Anyone have a glovebox removal DIY?
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maybe he doesnt wear gloves? hah
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If I remember correctly, there are some Torx screws at the bottom hinge linkage
Remove those and you should be good to go
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why?

Just needed to chime in.
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You have to remove all the torx screws inside the glove box and maybe a few on the bottom. You also have to remove both cupholders. To do that you just pry off the trim around them and remove the screws. When you put it all back together make sure the cupholders sit in the correct position, if not the won't work right.
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Thanks MestUpKid

I'm running some wires thru the dash for the illuminated door sills.
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You have to remove all the torx screws inside the glove box and maybe a few on the bottom. You also have to remove both cupholders. To do that you just pry off the trim around them and remove the screws. When you put it all back together make sure the cupholders sit in the correct position, if not the won't work right.
Thanks, it was stuck till I removed the cupholders, would have never thought of that.

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Thanks MestUpKid

I'm running some wires thru the dash for the illuminated door sills.


you can run the wires behind the glove box without removing it. Just take off the access panel on the back for the fuse box, and the lower kick panel, and you can get behind it. You can zip tie the wires you run on the existing harness to keep them tucked out of the way.
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According to post (google search) at some other site, I found this diy to remove the glove box kick panel and the door (no need to remove the cup holders). That shouild give you a good access to the fuse box. thanks to the original guy who kindly posted it.

2006 (E90) BMW 330xi doors won’t unlock - symptoms & solution
October 3rd, 2010.
I have a 2006 BMW 330xi and the doors stopped unlocking about a 2 weeks ago.
How to check/replace the fuses

This was the hardest task of the job. The fuse box is located behind the glove box. Without being able to open the passenger door your access the the fuse box becomes greatly restricted. I had to completely recline the passengers seat to create more room. The fuse panel cover is really just the back wall of your glove box. To remove this you need to open your glove box (remove any contents) and back side of the glove box has 2 quick release screws on the top of each corner. Once you take out this panel you will see a card on the back side of it. This is your fuse diagram.

Before touching the fuses I highly recommend unplugging your car battery in the trunk. Just taking off the negative terminal lead will be good enough.

My problem was it was near impossible for me to get my hands back far enough with the limited space to reach and pull a fuse. Even long needle nose pliers wouldn’t do the trick.

I had to first remove the glove box door. This is actually quite easy. First you need to remove the floor kick panel (as the same suggests its located directly above where your feet would be). There are 2 screws to take out and then the plastic panel just slides right out. Be careful though since there is a light on it so you need to unplug before ripping the panel completely out. When this panel is off it will expose two black plastic brackets that act as a clamp to hold the glove box door onto its hinge (long metal rod). Each bracket has 2 screws which need to come out. Now there is only 1 black plastic pin to remove which holds the glove box to a extension ’shock’. Once that pin is removed the glove box door will come right out nicely.

With the glove box door out I had enough room to deal with the fuses. Lucky me the 15amp #57 fuse was blown. Replacing this fuse fixed my door unlock problem.

After replacing the fuse, I later found a BMW Service Bulletin (SIB-51-19-07) which marks this as a known issue and states to replace the #57 fuse with a 20amp one. I guess next time I’ll swap it to a 20amp.
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