Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E46 (1999 - 2006)

E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-12-2012, 11:07 AM
GoldenBimmer GoldenBimmer is offline
Registered User
Location: Florida
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 95
Mein Auto: 2003 325i ZPP
What is my Nav worth?

Hey all!

I recently finished all of the preventative maintinence for my '03 325i (Brakes, shocks, struts, cooling system, etc.) and now I'm moving on to the extras. The first thing I'm going to do is get my freaking A/B/D pillars recovered, as the fabric is basically peeling off. Has anyone else had this issue?

After that though, I'm going to replace my Nav unit with an aftermarket head unit (blasphemy, I know.) The thing is, I know the nav unit, tuner, and cd player are all worth something, but Ebay prices vary wildly. What would you kind folks pay for all three?
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 09-12-2012, 11:18 AM
E46_Ci E46_Ci is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Portland, OR
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 741
Mein Auto: 2005 325Ci + ZPP/ZSP/ZCW
It's worth nothing... you should pack it up and ship it to me
__________________

Alpinweiß 2005 325Ci
Spacegrau 2007 X5 3.0Si

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-12-2012, 01:25 PM
stickbuilder stickbuilder is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Central Florida
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 808
Mein Auto: Touring and others
Quote:
Originally Posted by GoldenBimmer View Post
Hey all!

I recently finished all of the preventative maintinence for my '03 325i (Brakes, shocks, struts, cooling system, etc.) and now I'm moving on to the extras. The first thing I'm going to do is get my freaking A/B/D pillars recovered, as the fabric is basically peeling off. Has anyone else had this issue?

After that though, I'm going to replace my Nav unit with an aftermarket head unit (blasphemy, I know.) The thing is, I know the nav unit, tuner, and cd player are all worth something, but Ebay prices vary wildly. What would you kind folks pay for all three?
I'd be willing to pay a few bucks for it. Say a hun.....
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-12-2012, 04:24 PM
darkblue325 darkblue325 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: usa
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 427
Mein Auto: 3 series
id pay about 100-125?

why do you want to change your head unit?
__________________
-darkblue325-
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-12-2012, 05:06 PM
stickbuilder stickbuilder is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Central Florida
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 808
Mein Auto: Touring and others
I'll go to 150.00
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-12-2012, 06:33 PM
tsantsa tsantsa is offline
Registered User
Location: USA
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 60
Mein Auto: '06 330i
How do you plan on fixing the peeling fabric. I have this issue on my rear pillars (c-pillar?) and have been wondering how to do this.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-12-2012, 07:45 PM
crowz's Avatar
crowz crowz is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Alabama
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 4,419
Mein Auto: 2000 323i, 97 528i
Id give $175
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-12-2012, 07:56 PM
crsandoval crsandoval is offline
Registered User
Location: Irvine, CA
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 95
Mein Auto: 2004 325Ci SULEV
Quote:
Originally Posted by tsantsa View Post
How do you plan on fixing the peeling fabric. I have this issue on my rear pillars (c-pillar?) and have been wondering how to do this.
I used this link http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1201923

but be careful and use gloves that spray is very strong and messy. Also I would consider it short term, because mine is bubbling in other places where the original adhesive is continuing to wear.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-13-2012, 04:39 AM
stickbuilder stickbuilder is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Central Florida
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 808
Mein Auto: Touring and others
200.00
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-13-2012, 06:51 AM
TannerT TannerT is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Columbia, Missouri
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 966
Mein Auto: 03 330ci 3pdl 89 325i
2.5 million

Sent from my PantechP9060 using Bimmer App
__________________
sFormula SAE "Speed is Sexy"
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-13-2012, 07:33 AM
tsantsa tsantsa is offline
Registered User
Location: USA
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 60
Mein Auto: '06 330i
Quote:
Originally Posted by crsandoval View Post
I used this link http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1201923

but be careful and use gloves that spray is very strong and messy. Also I would consider it short term, because mine is bubbling in other places where the original adhesive is continuing to wear.
Thanks. What about new fabric?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-13-2012, 08:14 AM
stickbuilder stickbuilder is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Central Florida
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 808
Mein Auto: Touring and others
Remove the original adhesive with acetone. Then spray the adhesive on the pillar cover and on the back side of the material. Allow enough time for the adhesive to tack up and then starting at one end, adhere the material to the cover longwise and then wrap around the edges. Allow enough material to wrap and adhere to the back of the cover.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-13-2012, 08:46 AM
tsantsa tsantsa is offline
Registered User
Location: USA
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 60
Mein Auto: '06 330i
Quote:
Originally Posted by stickbuilder View Post
Remove the original adhesive with acetone. Then spray the adhesive on the pillar cover and on the back side of the material. Allow enough time for the adhesive to tack up and then starting at one end, adhere the material to the cover longwise and then wrap around the edges. Allow enough material to wrap and adhere to the back of the cover.
Thanks! Now the trick is finding the time!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 09-13-2012, 11:03 AM
GoldenBimmer GoldenBimmer is offline
Registered User
Location: Florida
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 95
Mein Auto: 2003 325i ZPP
Thanks for all the help guys! I'll not be selling it through the forums, but it will be up on Ebay in a few weeks.

Special thanks to crsandoval for that link on the pillars, looks simple enough to fix. It makes me sad that someone else thought to do the pillars black . What brand/kind of spray did you use?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 09-13-2012, 05:17 PM
tsantsa tsantsa is offline
Registered User
Location: USA
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 60
Mein Auto: '06 330i
Thanks guys. I was able to do a test run on the fabric. On my passenger side airbag cover thing on the pillar, I had run my hand on it to feel for bubbles in the fabric and the fabric just peeled back with my hand! So, I took off the cover and used some U-Line general adhesive we use for labels at work. Stuff dries clear plus it was just the cover. I noticed that the fabric itself was stretched out...wonder what that means for the c-pillars...
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 09-13-2012, 08:02 PM
stickbuilder stickbuilder is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Central Florida
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 808
Mein Auto: Touring and others
How bout letting us know when you put them on fleabay........
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E46 (1999 - 2006)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms