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Old 03-13-2008, 08:00 PM
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Hi folks...As I've been posting I just purchased a 2005 X3.


Does anyone know if I can replace the plastic here and shift knob


to like this? This is obviously a MY'07 or 'MY08


Has anyone done it?
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Old 03-13-2008, 10:14 PM
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doubtful, it's molded completely differently, and the bottom piece would have to be changed out too. they are different sizes.
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Old 03-13-2008, 10:29 PM
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Disregard.

I just realized you were asking about dashboard pieces.

However, X3world has a DIY on other trim pieces.

Follow the link: http://www.x3world.com/articles/x3/i...cement-x3.html

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In my opinion, fitting your pre-'07 with wood trim (which is what you are talking about on the dash) would not be possible. Or, more properly, would require replacement of the entire dashboard at considerable expense.

I think the shift knob would be an easy swap, though.


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Does anyone know if I can replace the plastic here and shift knob


to like this? This is obviously a MY'07 or 'MY08

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Having not looked at the dash on our '05 that closely, I do not know if the lower portion of the dash is replaceable without major work. From the picture though, it looks as if the '07+ dash is the same except the lower panels are split with the top half having the wood applique. This would make me believe the lower panels are replaceable separately from the upper part of the dash, and the '07+ panels could be swapped in. Again, not saying it can be done, but from pictures it looks possible. I'll take a closer look at our's tomorrow and see.

And you do know you are referencing different parts of the dash on the passenger's side in those pictures between the '05 and '07, right? But it is one piece.

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Old 03-14-2008, 10:27 PM
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thx Mystic, appreciate the input!
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The dash parts don't look feasible because they weren't designed to hold trim pieces. However, the AT shift knob is an easy swap.
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The dash parts don't look feasible because they weren't designed to hold trim pieces. However, the AT shift knob is an easy swap.
Agreed, but he could replace the entire lower panel above the glovebox with one that has the wood on it already.
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Old 03-15-2008, 07:13 AM
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Agreed, but he could replace the entire lower panel above the glovebox with one that has the wood on it already.
Not cheap though.
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please someone correct me if i am wrong ( since i dont have mine anymore) but aren't the panels on the pre07s one molded piece and not separate?
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Thx for answering guys - I wouldnt go through all the trouble of removing the entire panel...it's for the wifey anyways

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Good move

Good move. It's just not worth the trouble. I have the same interior (photo below) and while I like the 2007+ refresh of the interior, it's just not that big a deal. Enjoy the car for what it is and don't sweat the little stuff!

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Good move. It's just not worth the trouble. I have the same interior (photo below) and while I like the 2007+ refresh of the interior, it's just not that big a deal. Enjoy the car for what it is and don't sweat the little stuff!

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Yeap..did you put in the M steering wheel yourself? I dont think so b/c it looks like you have the MSport package..looks nice..
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Good move. It's just not worth the trouble. I have the same interior (photo below) and while I like the 2007+ refresh of the interior, it's just not that big a deal. Enjoy the car for what it is and don't sweat the little stuff!
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Yeap..did you put in the M steering wheel yourself? I dont think so b/c it looks like you have the MSport package..looks nice..
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You may also want to check the sponsors or Google for interior trim parts. Someone may have developed an upgrade kit.
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