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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 06-01-2015, 09:21 AM
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leather repair kit, STANDARDLEDER/GRAU (N6TT)*

gonna do some front seat repair kit from leathertechworld anyone know if a 2000 e39 540 interior STANDARDLEDER/GRAU (N6TT)* is a dove grey or light silver grey?

hard to tell based on the leahtertechworld website

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Old 06-01-2015, 01:23 PM
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Old 06-01-2015, 01:26 PM
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Just need to know what color is a match
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Just need to know what color is a match
That's a fair enough question, and, since my leather seats are torn, and I have the SAME color, this thread may help you (I had asked the very same question as you asked)...
> E39 (1997 - 2003) > Tips and suggestions for replacing destroyed E39 driver seat adjustment control panel

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Old 06-01-2015, 04:27 PM
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I'm not seeing it, can you link right to the post for the leather color?

my trim is grey, i do not need trim though
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I'm not seeing it, can you link right to the post for the leather color?

my trim is grey, i do not need trim though
I think the problem is the supplier is using a different name for the "grau" that BMW uses ...

I remember a similar thread where there were two grays ... one of which was darker than the other (I think the supplier called the lighter one "pearl gray")
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This BMW leather-comparison cross-reference link only recently posted to http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...54#post1149054 seems to explain well the difference between the various leathers.
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I am so very sad because I really wanted these BMW armrests to work for me.
Mine arrived yesterday and as I placed them in the 2002 E39 I was shocked!
The color isn't even remotely close.
I'm so sad.
I really wanted these to fit (and I had already installed the black smooth leather armrest successfully in a friend's black-interior BMW).
But, the gray embossed leather isn't worth a shingle.
There's no way I'd put that in my car.
I post this for two reasons only:
- Maybe there is a "fix" for this huge color mismatch issue
- If not, I don't suggest anyone buy the gray leather armrests.
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Very bad news.
The gray leather armrests from Pacific don't even come close to the proper color.
I'm so very bummed out.
I couldn't wait to put it in the E39.
But, now, there's no way I'll put that in the car.
It was a total waste of money.
I'm sad.
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I'm gonna take some black & white color chips and a photo of the seat and send it to leatherworldtech and see what they say, they do not list a silver-grey for 2000 on the 5, only dove grey and I thought that was pretty dang light colored

going by their website I think lt-silver grey is closest match
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