Dash and centre console trim REPLACED - GUIDE inside

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Dash and centre console trim REPLACED - GUIDE inside

Post by shawna » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:39 pm

Process COMPLETED Yesterday.

Not an easy undertaking.!!!

NOT for the faint hearted!! :!:

The car is definitely faster now :D

Went from this:

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to this:

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Have these for sale in excellent condition:

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Post by si-forks » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:03 pm

Does the trim around the light switches just pull off need to replace mine sometime
Nice job by the way :grin:

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Post by bladeowner » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:24 pm

Good job. :thumbsup: I have the same wood trim. My last few company cars where either piano black, carbon effect, or alu trims and so I've kinda got to like the wood in a retro sort of way. Not everyone's taste I'll admit. I'll probably get bored with it eventually and maybe have a go at carbon wrapping it myself.
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Post by deka » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:54 pm

top work :thumbsup:
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Post by Incompatible » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:17 pm

Well done. Maybe you would consider a comprehensive write up (or links) as a DIY for the project?
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Post by GJC72 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:28 pm

Looks much better :thumbsup: . Wood trim just doesn't seem to fit with Z4 IMO.
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Post by Swiftly » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:29 pm

Looks great, what a transformation :thumbsup:
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Post by bradmarsh1989 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:41 pm

Incompatible wrote:Well done. Maybe you would consider a comprehensive write up (or links) as a DIY for the project?
Yes please do this. I am planning on carbon wrapping my interior within the next few weeks!
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Post by 2dogs » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:42 pm

Great job :thumbsup: you could try US eBay they like wood trim over there...
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Post by Bumpy » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:08 pm

Oh Oh ...
I see in your 2nd pic that there is a piece already fallen ..
On the floor ! ...
Just sayin'

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Looks good other than that ...

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Post by corsaire77 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:13 pm

From a sailing boat to a star fighter. Well done! :thumbsup:
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Post by Nathanhu » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:26 pm

Sent you a pm
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Post by andysat » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:31 pm

What a difference! :thumbsup:
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Post by srhutch » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:32 pm

Looks much better, but you havent finished, there is a piece of the rear console on the floor :poke:

2dogs wrote:Great job :thumbsup: you could try US eBay they like wood trim over there...
They wouldn't get very far :poke:
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Re: Dash and centre console trim REPLACED

Post by shawna » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:11 pm

Thanks for your comments!

Yes its brushed aluminium, I really like it.

The piece of rear console is the screw covering of the centre console - the numpties at BMW had broken it for me when replacing a faulty CD CHANGER some years ago. Shame on them. Have to see how it attaches as to be honest I think it must be missing some metallic parts? Any help appreciated.

The piece near the light switch just pulls out. There is no stupid fastener at the back.

I replied to all the pms thank you :D

I can do a write up for sure.

THE WORST PART is the bl00dy fastener at the side.

The rest is patience and now looks pretty easy. :D

My car looking smug after the operation:

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Next up will be a set of fully refurbished 108's. (that is when i find the time) :D

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