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Scott
03-21-1998, 06:07 PM
Hi All,<p>I received my BMW alarm from Quality, and thought I'd install it today. Unfortunately, I got stopped at step 1!<p>Just how do you remove the screw trim caps without damaging them or the surrounding plastic? I levered on one of them until I thought I'd damage the dash, and it didn't budge. I must be missing something obvious, but they seem really stuck in there.<p>Thanks for any help!<p>Scott<br>

Keith
03-21-1998, 06:49 PM
<br>: Hi All,<p>: I received my BMW alarm from Quality, and thought I'd install it today. Unfortunately, I got stopped at step 1!<p>: Just how do you remove the screw trim caps without damaging them or the surrounding plastic? I levered on one of them until I thought I'd damage the dash, and it didn't budge. I must be missing something obvious, but they seem really stuck in there.<p>: Thanks for any help!<p>: Scott<p>I used a thin screw driver <1/8 inch blade and worked slowly around the perimeter of each screw. I also put a piece of cardboard between the blade of the screw driver and the dash. They do come off. Then I used the ones least damaged in the interior and the ones niked up on the right side against the door. All in all they came off without too much damage.<p>Keith

the Baba
03-21-1998, 06:57 PM
<i>: Hi All,<p>: I received my BMW alarm from Quality, and thought I'd install it today. Unfortunately, I got stopped at step 1!<p>: Just how do you remove the screw trim caps without damaging them or the surrounding plastic? I levered on one of them until I thought I'd damage the dash, and it didn't budge. I must be missing something obvious, but they seem really stuck in there.<p>: Thanks for any help!<p>: Scott<p></i>

the Baba
03-21-1998, 06:59 PM
<i>: <br>: : Hi All,<p>: : I received my BMW alarm from Quality, and thought I'd install it today. Unfortunately, I got stopped at step 1!<p>: : Just how do you remove the screw trim caps without damaging them or the surrounding plastic? I levered on one of them until I thought I'd damage the dash, and it didn't budge. I must be missing something obvious, but they seem really stuck in there.<p>: : Thanks for any help!<p>: : Scott<p>: I used a thin screw driver <1/8 inch blade and worked slowly around the perimeter of each screw. I also put a piece of cardboard between the blade of the screw driver and the dash. They do come off. Then I used the ones least damaged in the interior and the ones niked up on the right side against the door. All in all they came off without too much damage.<p>: Keith<p></i>

RichC
03-21-1998, 07:31 PM
The trim bits on the center console (screw head covers) were hard to remove too. I found that a good, stiff paperclip, and a small, needle-nose plyer works best. The trim (if it's the same one I'm thinking of) has a small hole. This hole is usually in the "down" or least obvious position. Insert the paperclip into it and start to pull it off. Once you can get a little more leverage, use the needle-nose. They pop right off. Word of advice putting them back on - make sure you align the "hole" correctly (ie in the "down" position) in case you need to take 'em off again.<p>Good luck!<br><A HREF="http://members.tripod.com/~chic_digger/richcmanx.gif"><IMG SRC="http://members.tripod.com/~chic_digger/richcmanx.gif" ALT="Black Manx" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=150 WIDTH=150 ALIGN=LEFT> </A></FONT><BR CLEAR=ALL><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P><BR><P>


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