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Anyone know how to remove plastic Seat trim??
Published by ES_TRADER
01-13-2011
Anyone know how to remove plastic Seat trim??

This right here. i went realoem.com and they have a diagram but still i have no clue how to get it off....felt around underneath with my fingers and i feel some clips i tried to unhinge, which it did, but it was still on pretty tight..

this plastic is squeaking like mad...need to put some padding in there.

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By michaelalex17 on 01-17-2011, 07:00 PM
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i would like an answer to this as well
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By ES_TRADER on 01-18-2011, 02:36 PM
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yes, please someone chime in. thanks
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By michaelalex17 on 01-23-2011, 09:43 AM
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anyone??
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By I335 on 01-23-2011, 11:05 AM
Take a look at realoem - that may give you a hint...
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By bmwpk on 01-23-2011, 12:15 PM
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Here's e46 diy. see if you can get some points on generally removing a seat and modify as you see.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=657042
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By knuts on 03-05-2011, 12:39 AM
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Did someone figure this out? I saw the post for the e46, and it helped a bit. There are clips, but it seem like there is something else holding the cover on near the switch assembly.
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By ES_TRADER on 03-05-2011, 01:42 AM
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please someone chime in.i would love to know how to take this off....save me a trip to dealer....i do feel clips underneath but when i try to press them in and pry, it wont budge...dont want to crack and rip the plastic off.....for sure it can probably be taken off if u remove the entire seat but thats a hassle too...gotta be an easier way....i mean, how do those people who replace the plastic with the CF trim do it?
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By Tomppa_AC on 03-05-2011, 03:05 PM
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Just take the seat out first, and then you'll see where to pry to get it off.

If it works the same as the non-electric sports seats you'll have to:

1. Remove the negative battery lead
2. Wait for a few minutes (we don't want any fault-codes)
3. Remove torx screws from front and back of seatrails
4. Push seat backwards in order to see to seatbottom
5. Remove wiring from junction-box
6. Lift seat out

You probably have to remove the seat adjustment modules first and then the whole sidecover. Get an L-shaped "pick" to pry the "nails" up on the backside of the sidecover.

It should't be much of a hassle, maybe half an hour of work.
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By BM-109 on 02-17-2013, 11:38 AM
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This linked thread has the pdf that is most helpful for this procedure. I am just updating this thread because this one is the most frequently returned via google searches and doesn't have the most relevant info:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=794807
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