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Removing and installing or replacing trim for roof pillar at front (A-pillar), left or right BMW 3 E90

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Special tools required:

00 9 341


Follow safety instructions for working on cars with airbag systems.


Do not use any sharp-edged tools to remove trim (risk of damage to head airbag).

Unclip protective cap (1) with special tool 00 9 341 and remove.

Release mucket (1) in area of trim for front roof pillar (2).

Release screw (3), tightening torque 51 43 1AZ:

Type Thread Tightening specification Torque
1AZ Trim, front roof pillar (A-pillar) on body
E81, E82, E84, E87, E90, E91, E92 2.5 Nm

Unclip trim for front roof pillar (2) from mounting point (4).

Feed trim for front roof pillar (2) out of instrument panel trim (5) and remove.


If necessary, lever out clips (1) remaining in bore.

If necessary, replace faulty clip (1).

Make sure guides (3) of trim for front roof pillar (2) are correctly seated in associated mountings.

Position trim for front roof pillar (2) preassembled with clip (1) on associated bore and clip into place.

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