Installing BMW Alpine Stereo upgrade (BMW 3 series E90) - Remove inner sill covers

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Remove inner sill covers

To remove rear inner sill cover, first remove one plastic clip, then simply pull the cover upwards.

BMW rear sill cover panel

 

Rear inner sill cover removed. You probably will end up with 4 plastic clips disconnected from the trim and left in the metal under the cover. Remove the clips one by one...

BMW rear sill cover panel removed

 

... and put them back in the still cover.

BMW rear sill cover panel removed with clips

 

Repeat the same for the front still trim cover.

BMW front sill cover panel removed

 

Now remove B-pillar trim. Pull the bottom part towards middle of the car. This will release two plastic clips. Once bottom part is loose, slide the trim downwards to disconnect the top part.

BMW B-pillar trim

 

B-pillar trim removed.

BMW B-pillar trim removed

 

Remove the same trims from other side of the car.

Comments  

jimborae
# jimborae 2015-04-23 09:29
Many thanks for this guide and the helpful tip contained within it. Found it invaluable when I was installing my Alpine upgrade, especially the part about the mis-labeling on the crossovers.
Tich
# Tich 2015-02-08 18:44
Nice DIY! love it..

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