Door trim panel installation

David Pertuz d.pertuz at
Sat Jun 4 13:01:11 EDT 2016

Thanks, Ben! I was doing it from the back.

Also, i can't remember - does the mirror trim triangle go on before or
after the door panel?


On Sat, Jun 4, 2016 at 11:56 AM, Ben Fenner <fenfam at> wrote:

> Sorry for the late reply. The correct way to do this (and I've done
> hundreds) is to get the front (facing the front of the car, or the door
> mirror) of the panel on first. It will often require holding the panel at a
> 45-degree angle high in the air to get it seated, but once you do the rest
> falls into place.
> -Ben Fenner
> 1994 B13 SE-R
> 2000 E36/8 M-Coupe
> On 5/19/2016 7:55 PM, David wrote:
> Anyone have any tips for getting the inner door panel back on? I am having a hell of a time trying to get the upper edge of the door trim panel seated on the metal lip of the inner door sheet metal. I can get the rearmost 6" or so on, but not past that. Argh!
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