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from bmwnomore who has not been here in a while:

The left and right trim pieces on both side of the steering wheel are held in place with metal clips. Just tug on them and they should pop off.

The trim piece above the glove box is a little more tricky. You need to stick a tiny flat screwdriver up into little slots on the bottom of the trim that you can see if you look on the bottom. Do one side at a time. Just slide the screwdriver up and then slide the trim down a little. This releases the piece. Then do the other side just a little. Once both sides are released, the piece will slide down and right out. To put the new piece back in no screwdriver is needed, just slide it all the way up and it will clicks into place.

The door handles are held in place with little tabs you can't see. You need to spread the piece apart just a hair where the silver handle splits the piece. When you spread it, just slide the piece toward the door. It can then be slide out and removed above or below the handle. The new one can just be pushed into place until it clicks.

The door handle buttons are held in place with tabs. Just slide a thin blade between the piece and the metal around it and slide it out slowly. The new piece just snaps in.

The hand brake needs to be pryed gently up from the rear. It has a little tab that slots into a groove at the front and two little tabs that hold it on the sides. It is possible that it may have a drop of glue on it in the center to hold it down, so just take it slow and ease it up from the back until it releases. It might help to squeeze the sides a little to help release the side tabs, but probably won't be necessary. The new piece just slides into the tab in the front and snaps back into the recess. I don't really think any glue is needed, it's just that from the factory, the existing piece may or may not have a drop making it a little tricky to pry off.

Take it slow, avoid scratches to surrounding surfaces and you'll be set. If you get the silver pieces first, take a good look at them. You'll see how they're held in place. The new pieces might not have the silver metal clips attached to the pieces on both sides of the steering wheel. They are removable, so you can use the ones from the pieces that come off.

Hope this helps. Even taking your time it should take no more than an a half hour taking them out.
 

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Please merge this thread with it the info is worth merging: DIY - How to remove trim pieces

The piece over glove box slides DOWN. It can be unlocked from the 2 slots (blue arrows) or just pushed from the top with a soft wedge. The two pieces beside steering wheel slide out toward the driver seat. Lower the steering wheel before removing the plastics. Wedge from the side or just use fingers. I used a plastic vedge made from a silicone spatula handle tapered at the end. Soft, so it won't scratch anything.
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Please merge with: DIY - How to remove trim pieces

There are 5 fixing points: one in front that can only slide back and 4 in the central section. Squeezing the part helps a bit, but looks like wegding it from the back should work as well. I used bare fingers, but it was rather challenging. There is no photo, but the rest of the handle (underneath the trim, silver) slides forward. The whole thing is designed a bit like a 3D puzzle :)
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