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      07-15-2012, 03:38 PM   #1

Drives: 2003 E39 540i6
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Soap Disaster

Two bottles of liquid soap decided to explode in my trunk and send 4L of soap into the trunk. Trunk mat is soaked, and there are all signs of soap going underneath (well, see the picture below - I'm sure that's just a part of it). Without question, need to take off all the liner and wash it out - 'cause it's already stinking like a cheap hotel, and there's no telling where else it went.

Well, now, it turns out that Bentley manual is not exactly forthcoming where it gets to removing the trunk liner, trunk mat base and the top of the rear folding seat. Google search doesn't tell much, either. To make things more exciting, it looks like side liners (part #51478174309) is glued to the bottom around the cargo bracket.

So, here are the questions:

- Is it necessary to remove the trunk subwoofer trim panel (part #51478211952) in order to remove side liners?
- If yes, how do you actually remove it - three screws and two clips go out, and it hangs on its front edge, just pull it out?
- It looks like it's not possible to remove the top of the folding seat (part #52208176231) without removing the side bolster (the unnamed part on the same diagram), how do you remove the bolster?
- Any tips on removing trunk mat base (part #51478182903)?

What else did I forget to ask?

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      08-12-2012, 09:37 AM   #2
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Can't really say much to help, but sorry to hear about the accident, hopefully this gets resolved. At least it's "soap" n not juice or grime, something that requires soap to clean up
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