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      02-25-2014, 12:17 PM   #1
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Tools for replacing door components? E93.

Hi Guys,

Is there any kit I can buy to help me replace my door components on my e93?

Is there a risk ill mess the door up or is it safe for a newb?

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      02-25-2014, 12:26 PM   #2
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What are you talking about the trim?

What are you talking about the trim?
All you need for that is a cheap set of plastic pry bars usually
had on ebay for about 10 bucks(or harbor freight) . And a couple of Torx screw drivers
I think its a T20 and/or a t25. Once you start to take off the trim piece
you should use your hands.
Study the following don't be a Gorilla but it will take some force to get
things out and its kind of agonizing the first time.

There are a bunch of diss assembly procedures for the doors and if you go to the DIY section or one of the other sub forums you will find it for the dash.


Install procedures
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ght=door+wires
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...9&postcount=19
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=571803
http://bavariansoundwerks.com/produc...dan_Logic7.pdf
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ht=amp+install

http://www.bimmerdiy.com/dir/e90
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...DIY+door+panel
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=553388
http://bavariansoundwerks.com/produc...dan_Logic7.pdf
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...hlight=speaker
http://bavariansoundwerks.com/produc...dan_Logic7.pdf

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It's very simple to do and hard to screw up. Our door panels are much better designed than most American cars where you break half the clips trying to get the panel off. The only tool you need is a torx screwdriver.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30305
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      02-25-2014, 09:14 PM   #4
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very safe to do. i've taken dozens off and never had a problem. plastic pry tool or flat head screwdriver (CAREFULLY to not scratch the trim) to remove the wood or aluminum trim. under that are the T25 screws. the passenger side needs to have the front cover of the door grab handle removed because there is one or two more T25's behind it. then just start grabbing the door at the bottom and carefully yank it til the clips release. this can take some decent force, but the odds a clip breaks are very very low. you're more likely to break a door clip from putting the door on and not having the clips aligned with the holes properly when you're hitting them back in with your fist. then just disconnect all the harnesses and you're good to go.
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Easy to do. The instructions above are spot on. I would just add watch your hands on those trim pieces. I've sliced my hand on that piece a couple of times! And have extra clips handy just in case.
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Thanks guys for the replies, I'll study the procedures
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