From digest.v6.n292 Fri Feb 28 00:04:47 1997
From: Larry Schwarcz <lrs_at_hpisrhw.cup.hp.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 97 17:05:38 -0800
Subject: Re: <E30> Need help **RE-POST**
"Ron Milliet" <milliet_at_telapex.com> writes:
>I can not remember what this piece
>is called (threshold plate or molding or something?) This is a rigid
>plastic item that uses clips to attach to the body. This must be
>removed before the "edge protection can be replaced. There is no
>obvious way to do this and no info in the Bently. I broke one side
>already and do not intend to break the other. ** Please Help **
Well, when I had to remove mine ('90 325iC - E-30).
- I first removed the plastic securing clips from the inside edge
(pull out the center pin and then carefully pull out the clip).
- I think I then also had to remove a small piece of trim towards
the back where the lower seatbelt anchor attaches). This may be
specific to the convertibles.
- Then I just carefully pulled up on the plate (or whatever it's called).
I also thought I was going to break it. Just take your time and don't
jerk on it. Steady pressure was what did it for me.
But, don't forget the home mechanics motto:
If at first it doesn't come free, force it.
If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway :-).
Of course, YMMV, perform at your own risk, I assume no responsibility
for any of my drivel, etc, etc.
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