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Rear trunk panel removal

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:40 pm
by Atv
Does anyone know how to remove the rear panel in the trunk area, where the trunk light is mounted? Would like to add more lighting but I can’t find any fasteners keeping the panels in, and I am not sure how these newer BMW are out together (my experience has been with a 1980 320i, and 1996 e36).

Thanks

Re: Rear trunk panel removal

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:20 pm
by theothertom
Realoem.com might give you some clues.

Re: Rear trunk panel removal

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:38 pm
by TheMK
Hopefully this should help you out:
https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/i01- ... 1VnZCVDkbX

Re: Rear trunk panel removal

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:32 pm
by Atv
Thanks guys! I started browsing the link above and since the rear seatbelt is under that cover, I was able to find what I needed. In case anyone else needs it: https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/i01- ... 1VnXfUKbo7

Thanks again!

Re: Rear trunk panel removal

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:54 am
by TheMK
Ah, glad you were able to find what you were looking for. I'm sorry I totally misunderstood what you meant.

Re: Rear trunk panel removal

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:39 pm
by naughticl
Suggestion: I just pried out the little trunk light, pulled the fuse and wired in an additional lead, feeding an LED array fixed to the bottom of the cover lid. Fished the extra lead out beside the panel forward of the light. There's a disconnect on there for when I need it wide open for cargo. Makes a huge difference and didn't require pulling the panel.

Re: Rear trunk panel removal

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:41 pm
by maseace
I added a matching OEM trunk light on the left side, wiring it up to the existing light. Got it on Ebay used for $10. Much nicer to have light coming from both sides. They should have had a light above the trunk area similar to the rear seat light.

Re: Rear trunk panel removal

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:33 pm
by Atv
Thanks for the suggestion, I don’t have a lid anymore because my son’s school bag won’t fit with the lid in place, so out it went.

Re: Rear trunk panel removal

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:51 am
by milika
Ugh newtis site is not workig…
Any hope of getting manual here somehow?!?
Thanks