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Old 07-10-2013, 04:42 PM
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Anyone have instructions on how to remove interior trim

How hard is it to swap out the wood trim?
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:23 PM
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How hard is it to swap out the wood trim?
Whatever you do, don't remove the rear wood shelf. Your car will instantly turn into a Chines knockoff, no longer a real Bimmer.
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How hard is it to swap out the wood trim?
I looked into it once because I was going to remove the wood for machine polishing (dark ash wood shows swirl marks just like black paint), and it didn't look that difficult. Someone on the forum had removed all of the trim on an F01 for this purpose and detailed the process, but I don't remember the subject line. From what I remember, the center console wood was the hardest to access as it involved removing some surround pieces. Alot of the other panels seemed to come off with a trim removal tool. I gave up on the whole idea once I came to my senses and realized the swirl marks are just going to come back as soon as some guy at the car wash gets sloppy with a microfiber again.

What type wood are you switching from/to?
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Whatever you do, don't remove the rear wood shelf. Your car will instantly turn into a Chines knockoff, no longer a real Bimmer.
This is true sadly. Be very careful. You car will lose 95% of its value instantly with one false move.

Internet reference for proof: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...95&postcount=7
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I have Fineline Gloss, but I want something sportier than the wood finish. Haven't found it yet, but here is what got me thinking:

http://euroactiveparts.com/bmw-genui...rior-trim-kit/

17 piece package, $3200 but I don't want the shine from the aluminium, carbon fiber would be nice. The other option is the Piano Black from the individual package.

I think singal replaced his, he had some good instructions for dismantling the center console from a manual I have never seem before. Everything else seems to easily pop off with an occasional screw. It would be nice to know where those screws are.

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Wow, 3k huh. The standard wood choices on the 6 series are pretty limited so I was thinking of paying the extra $1k for either piano or white ash just to change it up. These dark wood colors are kind of a hassle to keep looking new :/
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Oh yeah i dont see that kit mentioning if it includes an aluminum rear shelf or not?
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Anyone have instructions on how to remove interior trim

Check out Wu wraps. He can take your wood trim and wrap it in any design or material you want for like $300. It looks great and holds up extremely well. He also warranties his work for the life of your car.



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This is what I would like, the M Performance Carbon Interior Trim. Have not seen it for the F01.



A wrap might be OK, but Wu is too far for me and couldn't it look as good as the real trim?

Oh, the 17 pieces does not include the rear shelf.
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This is what I would like, the M Performance Carbon Interior Trim. Have not seen it for the F01.



A wrap might be OK, but Wu is too far for me and couldn't it look as good as the real trim?

Oh, the 17 pieces does not include the rear shelf.
I shipped my E46 and E90 trim from Louisville to Seattle and had it back within a week. He does incredible work!


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If I can't find anything, for the price it might be worth a try. Any tips on getting the trim out, especially the top of the center console and the handles on the doors?
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If I can't find anything, for the price it might be worth a try. Any tips on getting the trim out, especially the top of the center console and the handles on the doors?
Top of center console pulls right out. Pull the top edge toward you just beneath the nav screen and it should pop out. I've taken it out many many times.

I would also never do this, but if you get a 5 loaner their trim is virtually the same. You can practice on that. As noted, I have NEVER done this myself.
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Top of center console pulls right out. Pull the top edge toward you just beneath the nav screen and it should pop out. I've taken it out many many times.

I would also never do this, but if you get a 5 loaner their trim is virtually the same. You can practice on that. As noted, I have NEVER done this myself.
It was kinda scary, but gave it a try and with some force it pulled right out. Pretty easy actually.

Are the door trims the same? I gave them a tug, but they seem much more attached. Are there screws holding them in by the handles?
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