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1999 BMW 323i
In This Article:
Various hidden screws are removed and then the door panel is pried away. Electrical connectors
and the door release cable are disconnected to separate the panel from the door.
Skill Level: 2-3 (Basic to Intermediate)
Time Taken: About 25 Minutes
By Jim Wilk, Licensed Auto Body
This BMW 323i leather
door panel had five T27 Torx-head screws and snap
release clips fastening it to the metal door
The red arrows point to
the locations of the hidden fasteners.
I used a small flat
screwdriver to pry the electric window switch
out of the armrest.
Then I disconnected the wire connector from the
Note: When replacing the panel I
made sure I fed the wire up through the panel so
the switch could be re-connected.
I pried on the end with a
I pried as close to the snap clips as possible.
Warning: Above the armrest is a side
air bag. When the panel is removed the wire to
the air bag must be disconnected before working on the
At this point the door
panel was completely separated from the car.
With a flat screw driver I pried the
switch out carefully.
I removed the two #27 Torx screws from the
But the panel was
still connected to the car by some wires.
Next I remove the speaker wire.
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Written June 30, 2009