The plastic doesnt come off the E46. If youare trying to install the silver trim rings for the gauges you need to get at them from the inside... You need to open the cluster using a small torque bit... Just use some super glue and be careful... I saw someone use twist ties that you get with your garbage bags to help aid in holding the rings in place while they dry. They wont just sit in there without help....ardi said:I'm having a difficult time taking the clear plastic off the cluster. There isn't any DIY on this. Please help.