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1998 BMW 323i Base Convertible
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Trunk Lids

Sheet Metal Screw (4.8 x 16 mm)

E36 Trunk Latch Reinforcement Plate

Due to thin sheet metal (1.8-2.2mm) near the trunk latch as well as poor angular placement, the metal often develops stress cracks near the two bolts holding the latch in place. These cracks elongate and deepen, eventually causing the sheet metal to tear.

This problem is well known for those with spoilers (especially those who track their car) and very common on e36's without a spoiler.

100% Designed and Manufactured in the USA

Laser Cut from 10 gauge 304 Stainless Steel

Designed Specifically for BMW e36 and BMW's using that latch style

Stainless Steel Hardware Included

(2) Extended Length m6x1.0 Bolts (replaces Latch Bolts)

(4) Security Torx Metal Screw (Optional for Installation)

(1) T15 Security Torx Driver Bit

Installation Instructions

1.) Open Trunk Lid

2.) Remove t20 Torx screws holding latch

3.) (Recommended) Spread a small amount of silicone (not included) on back side of plate (to keep moisture out)

4.) Line Reinforcement Plate up

5.) Install Extended-length Hardware

6.) Drill in centers of holes at corners and install Torx Screws (optional)

Trunk Parts

Jack Plug Covers

Jack plug covers fill the hole for the jack plug when not in use. They should be used when not servicing the car as they help keep weather and debris from collecting in the opening.

Air Ducts

If your car is starting to run hot make sure all your ducts are clear of obstructions. Air ducts can be used to direct cool air to components or evacuate hot air away.
Air Duct from Air Filter Housing  
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