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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 10-27-2013, 07:49 AM
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Sticky plastic interiors

Just got a used 2009 X5 3.01si. Upgraded from an x3. Unfortunately I did not notice that the passenger side arm rest was sticky. Its made of plastic and its the only one that has this problem. I've heard of using alcohol to remove the stickiness, but I don't want to damage the leather. Any ideas?

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Old 10-28-2013, 03:17 PM
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I'd first try some warm water with gentle soap. If that didn't work I've had good luck with Meguiars leather line. The stuff in my garage was purchased at Autozone. Meguiars Gold Class Leather & Vinyl Cleaner. It's worked for me when the kids spill ice cream on the back seats. Even found a mummified lollipop back there once. Cleans right up. Good luck.
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:37 PM
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Appreciate the feedback. I'll try it and let yu know what happens. As additional information I've used soap, alcohol and WD40 (no luck). It seems to get worse with every try. The plastic seems to be melting before my eyes.

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Old 10-28-2013, 09:03 PM
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:25 AM
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Thanks,

I'll keep you posted.
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:56 PM
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Entered the site and followed advice to use 3M product. Ended up with a black strip on the handle (it removed the paint). Does anyone know if I can touch up this area?

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Old 11-02-2013, 10:12 PM
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Before you screw something else up, why not post a picture of this part?


IMO you'll probably wan to replace this part....
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Old 11-03-2013, 04:45 PM
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The car is at the dealer for a routine inspection. I will post the pictures as soon as possible
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:09 PM
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Sticky plastic interiors

The pull handle on my passenger door turned into sticky goo so I've ordered the new handle and plan to put it on when my running boards and mudflaps come in. This was the inside pad of the door pull on my vehicle and of course I didn't notice it when I test drove the vehicle. Depending on which part it is exactly replacement might be best if it's nothing major.


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Vehicle lineup:
2003 325i-Premium pkg, heated seats, leather (sold)

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe-Navigation, Sunroof, DVD, 4X4, autoride, etc. (sold)

2007 Audi A6-everything except navigation (sold)

2007 z-71 Avalanche-heated seats, sunroof, 4X4

2007 BMW X5 3.0si- heated seats, technology pkg, premium pkg
(current)

Also in the garage-
2007 Cadillac Escalade
2010 GMC Sierra SLT
2012 Ford F-250 Lariat
2004 GMC 2500HD

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Old 11-03-2013, 05:29 PM
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I/ve thought about doing this, but I don't know if its something I can handle. I've taken the door panel off of a Toyota Sequoia, but this may be completely different. Appreciate your help and suggestion. I'll be posting a picture as soon as I get the car back from the dealer.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:42 PM
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I asked a garage to take off and re-seat a door panel on my '08 once and they warned me because of age that if they remove it, there may be brittle wiring (for lights) that may break apart. It turned out fine, but be careful when you remove the paneling that you don't tug it away too far or hard.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:47 PM
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A local garage is going to charge $40 to put the handle on so I'll probably let them take the risk of replacing it! Any garage should be able to handle such a task, but I'd make sure to ask around to see who people use the most!
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Vehicle lineup:
2003 325i-Premium pkg, heated seats, leather (sold)

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe-Navigation, Sunroof, DVD, 4X4, autoride, etc. (sold)

2007 Audi A6-everything except navigation (sold)

2007 z-71 Avalanche-heated seats, sunroof, 4X4

2007 BMW X5 3.0si- heated seats, technology pkg, premium pkg
(current)

Also in the garage-
2007 Cadillac Escalade
2010 GMC Sierra SLT
2012 Ford F-250 Lariat
2004 GMC 2500HD

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Old 11-06-2013, 05:02 AM
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Here's a picture of my dilemma (picture on the right). I am also including a picture of the driver side arm rest, which I would also like to replace.
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Old 11-08-2013, 06:47 AM
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Sticky plastic interiors

Same thing happened with mine. Use www.realoem.com/bmw to find the part number for the door pull. It will ask for the last 7 of your vin to identify your vehicle. Once you have the part number plug the number into the search bar on www.bavauto.com and you should be good to go!


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3series

Vehicle lineup:
2003 325i-Premium pkg, heated seats, leather (sold)

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe-Navigation, Sunroof, DVD, 4X4, autoride, etc. (sold)

2007 Audi A6-everything except navigation (sold)

2007 z-71 Avalanche-heated seats, sunroof, 4X4

2007 BMW X5 3.0si- heated seats, technology pkg, premium pkg
(current)

Also in the garage-
2007 Cadillac Escalade
2010 GMC Sierra SLT
2012 Ford F-250 Lariat
2004 GMC 2500HD

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Old 11-26-2013, 08:35 AM
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Ended up doing what you suggested. Looked up the parts and sent for them. Will install shortly. Appreciate the feedback from all of you.

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