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Old 01-09-2006, 11:05 AM
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Replacing rear speaker grill in an X5

Contributed by: David Cecil

A passenger recently kicked
her foot through the speaker grill in the rear driver's-side door. The
speaker was fine but the plastic grill split down the middle. This
isn't covered under warranty, of course, so I ordered a replacement
grill (around $20, as I recall). The TIS layed out a lengthy set of
directions for removing the door panel, but there is a short cut.

The grill is held in place by four plastic studs. The ends of these
appear to have been melted during assembly at the factory so that they
can't work their way loose. The short cut is to simply cut out the
grill facia with a pair of sturdy pliers, exposing the studs. At this
point, you can see how the studs pass through mounting holes in the
door panel. Just cut each of the studs and pull out the pieces, then
remove the remainder of the grill. The new grill can then be snapped
into place. The studs are more than tight enough to hold the grill in
place by friction alone, without having to deform the ends of the studs
like they did at the factory.

I hope this helps someone avoid a costly dealer repair.

David Cecil

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