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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 08-22-2014, 08:39 PM
Invadermoose Invadermoose is offline
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Interior color conversion

Has anyone converted the color of their entire interior? I'm considering it, but I'm sure it will be too expensive. I recently got a 100% free 1997 e39 528i, but I hate the tan interior. It's also filthy and worn out. I really would like to switch it all to black. Door cards are about $50 each, I know. I tried to find the leather skins for the seats but I dont know where to look for those.
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:40 PM
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i recently did that very thing..bout 3 months ago...i bougvht the door covers one at a time as they came up...ythe most i payed was 70 bucks for one front one...i got the rears with the scunscreen too and adddd the upper portion to latch it..

i bought the seat back covvers cuz mine were broken... the center console..the door kick panels, seatbelts, oh **** handles, all black plastic trim panelds and covers on ebay
a little a time

the seats would hve been expensive so instread i chose to buy the stripper , dye and sealer used to do it with from zelikovitz leather on ebay.. i bought the big kit to do all seats headreasts

took me about 1 week, but its doable, came out pretty good too

while i had everything out... i pulled the carpet and put in black i also got from ebay then steamcleaned and let dry in thge sun for a few days...

and i recovered all my pillar covers, upholstered pieces , headliner and headliner cover and rear deck cover while i was waitiung for the seats to curee properly...

i dont have any pictures...it was a hella busy week... and now my interior is black except the lower dash is gray, im not sure how to go about it, i dont want to pull the dash

but all in i spent less than 500.00 bucks on the ebay stuff and the dye.... the rest was about 6 days of work
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