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Im trying to remove my old stereo from my bmw 316i 1996 model but cant figure out how to remove the front das trim first or exactly how i remove the old stereo so as i can fit a new unti

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  • oz_puppy Mar 20, 2011

    thanks but first i believe i need to remove the dash trim to get to those screw thingys your talking about....thats my problem...actually getting the plastic dash trim off to get to the stereo....hope you can help with this further..

    thanks in advance

  • oz_puppy Mar 20, 2011

    thank you but that dont solve the problem....i really need to remove the plastic dash trim to get to the radio/stereo...this is my delimma....i need to know how to remove the frony dash surround to access to the stereo so as i can remove it...any further help on this matter will be greatly at the stage of pulling at my invisible hair on my bald head



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There are two little "flaps" on each side of the hu, you need tool too stick in the holes they cover.Its a T10 torque driver thats required. Its like a screw driver but with a star shaped point and the size required is size 10.The screws behind the flaps don't actually come out at all but once un-threaded as much as possible two metal hinges which hold the stereo in will be free to move and the stereo can easily be removed. --------- For more details, please click on the link below:--- ------------ This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.

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  • raj somaiya Mar 20, 2011

    Try this procedure as follows:---

    Dash Trim:

    1. Start on the passenger
      side on the end closest to the door.

    2. Use one hand to push
      the dash away from the trim.

    3. While holding the dash
      slide the screwdriver under the trim. If done right the screwdriver can be
      placed under the trim with out touching the side of the trim.

    4. Gently pry up on the
      trim, working slowly. Position the screwdriver so it is in the center of
      the trim.

    5. Pry the trim up until
      you can get your fingers under the edges.

    6. Slowly pull the edge
      until it release from the clip.

    7. Now start working on
      the end near the radio gently pulling on the trim as close to the retainer
      pin as possible.

    8. With the passenger side
      trim off the radio trim is next. One side should be already loose; the
      other side comes off just like the other trim.

    Click this link directly for more help:---
    This should help.Keep updated.Thanks.Helpmech.



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