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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Tue, Dec-05-2017, 08:03:26 PM   #1
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Default Bimmian key hole cover

Edit: just found out locking mechanism needs to be transferred over to new cover. Wish instructions showed how this is done.


So I got my cover and I’m having trouble seeing how this installs to the car. The cover doesn’t come with any slots for the bolt to screw into so it’s not secure. Not sure if mine is defective or I’m missing something. Do I need to remove the mechanism from the original? Thanks in advance.




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Google my friend. Easier than me taking pics etc. It is a quick install.
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Google my friend. Easier than me taking pics etc. It is a quick install.
I’ve looked, and watched YouTube videos. They only show the new piece being installed nothing being transferred. If I have to transfer anything then idk if I want to even instal this as I don’t want to damage the original piece (everything seemed tight).


Edit: I feel stupid, so I do have to transfer over the locking mechanism over to the new cover.
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you need to remove the locking mechanism from the door handle and pop the old keyhole cover off and replace with the new one. There is one torx bolt to loosen. it is under the rubber flap on the inside of your door frame. i am going by memory so if I have missed anything please chime in other forum members.

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These are the instructions from bimman if you didnt look at this.

https://bimmian.com/elements/page.ht...rint%20B&W.pdf

From what some of my friends said from installation you dont transfer anything over.
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These are the instructions from bimman if you didnt look at this.

https://bimmian.com/elements/page.ht...rint%20B&W.pdf

From what some of my friends said from installation you dont transfer anything over.
Ive seen that, my issue is I donít want to transfer anything. The cover I got doesnít have any threads for the Allen bolt to torque into. On the e90 covers Iíve seen, they come with threads so you donít have to transfer anything.
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You are basically removing the OE piece with the key hole and replacing it with this one. It's super easy to do.

Open the door and back out the allen screw that holds the locking mechanism into place, it won't fall out inside the door, it only backs out so far. Then pull out the locking mechanism and remove the OE piece and swap the blank cover over onto the locking mechanism and reinstall. Very easy to do once you get it apart you will see. The Bimmian directions kinda suck.





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^ thanks man! I actually remember you posting those pics in your thread, can’t bekieve I forgot.
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The lock key cylinder is not required. Some remove it as a security measure.
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