E90Post
 


Lux Angel Eyes
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > DIY Guides > EAS Carbon Fiber Interior Trim Installation



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-08-2010, 12:27 PM   #23
O HELLA BMW
I <3 My E93
O HELLA BMW's Avatar
United_States
110
Rep
3,255
Posts

Drives: 08 335i vert
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: PA

iTrader: (21)

Will this diy be the same on a 08 e93 vert?
__________________
Bagged and Wrapped E93 335i
Appreciate 0
      12-08-2010, 06:10 PM   #24
O HELLA BMW
I <3 My E93
O HELLA BMW's Avatar
United_States
110
Rep
3,255
Posts

Drives: 08 335i vert
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: PA

iTrader: (21)

What did you use these two tools for?

T10 Torx Wrench
8mm Wrench
__________________
Bagged and Wrapped E93 335i
Appreciate 0
      12-09-2010, 07:11 PM   #25
O HELLA BMW
I <3 My E93
O HELLA BMW's Avatar
United_States
110
Rep
3,255
Posts

Drives: 08 335i vert
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: PA

iTrader: (21)

First off nice diy!

But how the h e l l did you plug that one top plug behind the center vents???there's 2 plugs behind the lock/unlock ,dtc and hazard lights correct. The bottom plug I plugged in no problem but the bigger plug on top I just can't install that back in!!!
__________________
Bagged and Wrapped E93 335i
Appreciate 0
      12-30-2010, 07:11 AM   #26
E90jonno
STANCE YOUR RIDE!
E90jonno's Avatar
United Kingdom
13
Rep
422
Posts

Drives: E90
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Bournemouth

iTrader: (0)

Nice going to give this ago next weekend
Appreciate 0
      02-04-2011, 01:16 AM   #27
NYCMCBM3
Colonel
NYCMCBM3's Avatar
No_Country
108
Rep
2,718
Posts

Drives: 2012 MCB E92 M3
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: South Ozone Park,NY

iTrader: (13)

looks great bro
__________________
2012 MCB///M3
Appreciate 0
      02-15-2011, 06:31 PM   #28
morfinx
Shenanigans
morfinx's Avatar
United_States
39
Rep
1,245
Posts

Drives: Audi R8 V10
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Austin, TX

iTrader: (1)

Hey guys, for this part:

Quote:
Make sure that nothing is in your cubby, and the ashtray/sunglass holder is empty.

Remove the shifter boot by pulling the knob straight up. Once the knob is loose then unclip the leather from the center console.
Could I not pull the center console trim up without having the pull the shift knob off? I heard it's a PITA to pull off.
Appreciate 0
      04-17-2011, 08:37 PM   #29
tr_horn
New Member
1
Rep
8
Posts

Drives: 2009 AW 335i
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Austin, TX

iTrader: (0)

Just did this with High Gloss Black trim today on an LCI e90 with IDrive. Great instructions - thank you.

A couple of observations/comments for folks interested in doing interior trim swaps:

- The one place I differed with what was done was the center console. I don't think removal of the wiring to the hazards/DTC(DSC?) is necessary. If you work from the bottom of the venting units with a moulding removal or small flathead screwdriver, and slightly push up (same basic motion as when you take off any of the trim), the vents come out quite easily. It took me a half hour to figure this out

- one can have a tendency to want to put things back quickly - I know I did - and twice found small parts that needed to go back on the trim - so take your time

- I like the beer idea - give yourself a nice long afternoon to do this and maybe a cold one as a break. It didn't take that long for me, but the clips in many cases are tiny (I have a theory that all short people with tiny hands work at BMW/Mercedes/Audi/VW/Porsche putting together these pieces - hence we only see tall Germans) and it's easy to get frustrated.

- I ended up using a trim removal kit (do a search on Amazon) and I like the plastic putty knife idea too. The flathead screwdriver does work, but there's just something about sharp metal around leather and hard plastic that I wanted to avoid
Appreciate 0
      05-04-2011, 11:38 AM   #30
Never-Enough
Banned
United_States
23
Rep
1,038
Posts

Drives: 2007 335xi E90
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: PA

iTrader: (19)

Looks great
Appreciate 0
      05-21-2011, 01:46 AM   #31
GIANNIS325
Registered
Greece
0
Rep
1
Posts

Drives: 325i Coupe
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Greece

iTrader: (0)

i did it

i did it and it was very easy!!!Thanks a lot
Appreciate 0
      05-31-2011, 11:38 AM   #32
nitehawk
Lieutenant Colonel
nitehawk's Avatar
Canada
47
Rep
1,850
Posts

Drives: e92 335i 6MT
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (15)

Garage List
TY

Thank You OP! I will give this a try soon
Appreciate 0
      06-03-2011, 11:00 PM   #33
0311_grunt
Second Lieutenant
5
Rep
260
Posts

Drives: 2008 M3
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Superior, CO

iTrader: (0)

Thanks man! Literally took me 45 min and no broken parts vice multiple hours and new parts. Off to the paint shop for high gloss black! Excellent DIY
Appreciate 0
      06-17-2011, 01:46 AM   #34
raychak
Enlisted Member
Hong Kong
0
Rep
38
Posts

Drives: E92 330i
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: HKG

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2007 BMW 330i  [4.00]
Thanks for the guide! I just done the jobs today!

- Removing the "Hazard" button wiring plug is the most difficult part.
- Air vent is little bit hard to remove from the trim too, unless you have more than 2 hands.
- Note to E92/E93 owner, the rear trim with air vent has a wiring plug, don't pull the trim too hard as the length of wiring is tight.
Appreciate 0
      06-18-2011, 08:35 AM   #35
SaviorXi
Lieutenant
SaviorXi's Avatar
United_States
7
Rep
580
Posts

Drives: 2009 335i xDrive coupe
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Dirty South Jersey

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
I removed my trim last night and I recognized a way that may help people re-connect the Hazzard wires when reinstalling. The entire module comes out. Here are some pics. I used a flathead screwdriver on the metal clamps. That trim is in tight as hell. Thank god I had a buddy help pull as I pryed.




Hope this helps
__________________
Mtech/M3Skirts/335isDiffusor/BBSrgr/PSS/OFT/Alpina/LCItails/LuceAngelEyes/OsramXenarc/ZKWRlenses/
FlowmasterHFC/vibrant/VRSFdpís/Helix/Mr5CAI/M3rearBushings/M3StrutBrace/RearSway/UUCfrontSway/Meyle/
KoniTCKlineAdjFront&Rear/EibachPro/ECSbrakeLines/ECS2pieceRotors/Akebono
Appreciate 0
      06-30-2011, 04:40 PM   #36
Peertwelve
Lieutenant
Peertwelve's Avatar
United_States
47
Rep
524
Posts

Drives: Silverstone Metalic E92 M3
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Seattle

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2008 BMW M3  [1.50]
I just followed this DIY to swap Dark Burl wood trim to Glacier Silver in my '08 335 E90. The hardest part was trying to disconnect the wiring behind the center dash trim. I unbolted the two 8mm bolts on either side of the center air vent and detached it from the old trim. After disconnecting the Start/Stop button i was able to remove the old trim, leaving the center air vent attached to it's two wiring connectors. This was much easier than disconnecting/reconnecting the wiring after the new trim was installed. Instead i put the Start Button and passenger-side air vent on the aluminum trim, and then snapped the center air / DTC/ Hazard light assembly to the new trim as i put it on the car. the DIY steps are great. thanks for providing this
__________________
Silverstone Metallic E92 M3 | CIC Upgrade
Sold- 2011 335i Sedan | 6MT | Wavetrac | Eibach Pro | CDV delete | Cobb | BSW
Sudden death - 1970 BMW 2002
Appreciate 0
      09-06-2011, 03:18 PM   #37
uwotm8
Captain
18
Rep
679
Posts

Drives: Car
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Queens, NY

iTrader: (8)

thank you for this thread! Just finished doing the cf wrap on my car. The only pain in the ass on my car was removing the center vent. a piece of advice is that you can remove the lock/dsc/hazard switchbox from that vent and that makes plugging it back in much easier. not sure how people did it any other way. Being careful not snap any clips on the center vent is a pain in the ass, but everything snaps right in on the replacement round. just removing it is a pain. thanks!!!
Appreciate 0
      09-08-2011, 11:56 PM   #38
zapingosays
Private
zapingosays's Avatar
8
Rep
58
Posts

Drives: 330i
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: miami

iTrader: (0)

not what i was looking for... but it i learned how to change my old vents that broke for new ones!!! but i have to buy them -_-
Appreciate 0
      10-25-2011, 09:03 PM   #39
AndreyT
Major
AndreyT's Avatar
United_States
26
Rep
1,037
Posts

Drives: 2011 335i Sedan, Sport
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Northern California

iTrader: (0)

There's a [potentially major] problem with this writeup, concerning the removal of the "long" piece of dashboard trim. I can't speak for all model years, but what I say below certainly applies to my 2011 e90.

The removal of this piece of trim should start as described in the write up: by pulling the left-hand end of the trim. Almost all pegs that hold this piece of trim in place are held by friction, so all you need to do is just pull it away from the dash. However, the very rightmost peg (closest to the passenger door) is different. It is held in place by a metal clip (attached to the dashboard) that has two metal flaps that "bite" into that last peg. When you attempt to pull the trim away you are working against these metal flaps. Don't do it!

Yes, it is possible to successfully remove this piece of trim by "brute force" pulling. If you apply considerable force, the flaps will "shave" some amount of material from the rightmost peg and eventually release it. However, you risk damage to the trim as well as to that metal clip on the right end and to the surrounding dash material. Instead of force-pulling that last clip, you are supposed to disengage it.

The proper removal sequence is as follows:

1) Start pulling the trim on the left-hand side (as described in the writeup)
2) Proceed from left to right: continue to pull out the pegs one after another. You will notice that all pegs pull out rather easily, yet the rightmost end of the trim refuses to pull out. Don't force it.
3) Once all the pegs except the rightmost one are free, shift the entire piece of trim to the left. This will disengage the last peg from the metal flaps that were "biting" into it
4) Move the trim away. After the previous step (i.e. when the last peg is disengaged) that should not require any force at all

Last edited by AndreyT; 10-30-2011 at 02:43 AM.
Appreciate 0
      01-12-2012, 12:27 AM   #40
ramirez330i
MATTE
ramirez330i's Avatar
20
Rep
515
Posts

Drives: '13 VW Golf R
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Houston, Texas

iTrader: (7)

can you remove the center console piece the same way if you have i-drive?? whats the best to go about it with that idrive knob instead of the little bucket thing?
__________________
Appreciate 0
      01-14-2012, 03:38 PM   #41
Arrow
Registered
0
Rep
3
Posts

Drives: 320d
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Leeds, UK

iTrader: (0)

Fantastic guide - just what I was looking for!

Quick question - is it necessary or recommended to disconnect the battery before removing any of the wiring plugs - start button/cigarette lighter etc?
Appreciate 0
      02-02-2012, 08:13 PM   #42
kva
New Member
United_States
0
Rep
6
Posts

Drives: 2008 BMW 328i E93
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (0)

awesome diy, thank you.

Last edited by kva; 02-02-2012 at 08:13 PM. Reason: ratings
Appreciate 0
      05-14-2012, 04:42 PM   #43
noovis
New Member
Czech_Republic
0
Rep
13
Posts

Drives: E92 328i
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Czech Republic

iTrader: (0)

Hi guys,

I'm about to remove trims but there are few points I'm not sure about:
-how about automatic transmission? the knob lifts up along with the trim.
-do i need to unplug the battery?
-any pics of how to remove the rear console in e92?

thanks!
Appreciate 0
      05-25-2012, 03:10 PM   #44
cmyk
resident girl.
cmyk's Avatar
United_States
27
Rep
1,016
Posts

Drives: 2008 335i
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Dallas, Texas

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 BMW 335i  [4.38]
Quote:
Originally Posted by noovis View Post
Hi guys,

I'm about to remove trims but there are few points I'm not sure about:
-how about automatic transmission? the knob lifts up along with the trim.
-do i need to unplug the battery?
-any pics of how to remove the rear console in e92?

thanks!
Just did this today so I can answer some of these.
AT is identical. The shifter knob pulls off pretty easily. Bentley Service Manual states up to 90lbs of force may be necessary, but don't use a "steady" pull. It's more like one quick solid jerk (that's what she said, sorry). Comes off pretty easily. I'm a girl and I did it in 2 tries

No, you don't need to unplug the battery.

I don't have a coupe but the Bentley Service Manual has detailed photos of e92 rear console removal. Looks like you take the rear seat cushions out, then footwell lights, and everything looks pretty self-explanatory from there.

OP, thanks for the awesome DIY I wouldn't touch my trim w/ a screwdriver, so I got an interior trim tool from Harbor Freight. Quick and easy. Awesome writeup! Took me 30 minutes to do this (plus some extra time getting the center vents and ashtray lid off. Those were kind of a PITA).

I found lots of interesting German stickers under my trim pieces, lol.
__________________


2008 E90 335i // Black Everything // photos
COBB tuned / QTP e-cutouts / Helix FMIC / cp-e DCI / AWE BOVs / Black M6 wheels + Toyo Proxes
(and yes, I am a girl)
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:54 PM.




e90post
e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST