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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 02-19-2014, 09:08 AM
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2008 X5 E70 with plastic coating trim peeling off

Has anyone else had any issues with interior door handle and shifter area plastic trim peeling off? If so, how to remedy?
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:10 AM
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Buy new trim pieces and replace. Its not hard to do.
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:56 AM
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Thanks Blue, does this happen regularly or is it because of possible cleaners?
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:31 AM
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It happens because BMW ...
It happened on my M3, and it happened on the E70. Luckily the trim pieces are relatively inexpensive and easy to change. The door piece just pulls right out, there are only clips holding it. Go to http://www.realoem.com and find the part number. Then order the parts from morristown bmw (they are the cheapest). https://www.trademotion.com/storefro...&siteid=214320
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:54 AM
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The door piece just pulls right out, there are only clips holding it.
It does? That's great. I was under the impression that you had to remove the door panel to replace it.

The part is only about $17
http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/Site...75791/ES98638/
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:58 AM
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Use a plastic non marring pry tool, only clips. I changed mine last year.
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Old 02-19-2014, 12:26 PM
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Thanks Blue, will do it this week. Sounds easy enough.. Ahh I miss the days of being able to work on my E30 from the 80s... Everything seems so much more painful and difficult to access.
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Old 02-19-2014, 01:27 PM
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It happens because BMW ...
cheapest, thinnest soft-touch paint out of all the german marques... worst. the f30 i had was awful... the buttons on the idrive and the steering wheel were peeling off before it even hit 10k miles. ridiculous.

as far as the e70 goes i swapped out the door pull and the window switch i think it was around $100 for the pair...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=716102

http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...rt-number.html
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:45 AM
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It happens in every BMW where that soft material was applied. Hopefully they aren't using it anymore. My Infiniti had the same issue. FYI, if and when the steering wheel starts peeling, if it's not a sport wheel, the whole wheel will need replacing. lol, I suppose that's one good reason to keep biting my nails!
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:03 AM
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Yeah MIX5, just noticed it on the steering wheel too near the heated steering wheel button.... Humph... Wish I didn't have to replace these otherwise good parts. Hmm I wonder if I could take them off and recoat them myself with something better???
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:26 AM
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It happens in every BMW where that soft material was applied. Hopefully they aren't using it anymore.
the x5m i have doesn't have it anywhere but the idrive button and it was replaced under warranty but it was an issue in every part of the f30. warranty covered it but it shouldn't even be an issue to begin with.
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