Hi Welcome to the fest The problem with your climate control sounds like the final stage resistor. they a known for going t its up mate. This may help - httpforums.bimmerforums.comforum....phpp3349096
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Also Heres my FAQ if you need a New Final Stage Youll also see more of my E36 FAQs on bmwland.. httpwww.bmwland.co.uktalkerviewtopic.phpt37654
I thought this was gonna have something to do with using firearms to adjust your car....
Quote Originally Posted by Fast Bob I thought this was gonna have something to do with using firearms to adjust your car.... 1 Reading about 12 gauge wire was a major disappointment...
Quote Originally Posted by Fast Bob I thought this was gonna have something to do with using firearms to adjust your car.... i thought the same as well
Lol sorry guys I did use a little bit of mis-direction there Thought it would be good for 1 or 2 laughs
Bimmerbarbie had it done maybe a few others. Figure on spending a lot of dough though. Theres a website somewhere that looks pretty legit at refinishing them.
U can easily do it ur self... The leathervinyl on ur panels are held by fabric glue u can pull it apart and buy some thick fabric any color u want... If u feel confident that u can its an easy job... Im doing my during the summer...
Interested in getting a quote for leather seats in pearl beige -- sport seats in the front and base rear seat in a 1987 bmw e30 4 door sedan. You can contact me at dnornholdclear.net . Thanks Quote Originally Posted by beem325es Been thinking about making an E30 Seat upholstery kit for sale to anyone who wants to order it. I just bought a set of e30 m3 seats so I will have the patterns for the seats
there is already dozens of places to buy e30 seat upholstery kits. the link below are about as cheap as they get for a high quality upholstery kit. for 630 they will even sell already re-upholstered e30 sport seats. available in vertm3 stitching as well as standard coupe4 door pattern. they will even make different colors at no additional cost. httpwww.ebay.comschzoomzoomzoom...&_trksidp3686 you can
Quote Originally Posted by fcsteve there is already dozens of places to buy e30 seat upholstery kits. the link below are about as cheap as they get for a high quality upholstery kit. for 630 they will even sell already re-upholstered e30 sport seats. available in vertm3 stitching as well as standard coupe4 door pattern. they will even make different colors at no additional cost. httpwww.ebay.comschzoomzoomzoom...&_trksidp3686 you can get a front and rear upholstery kit for around 700 shipped leather is a bad option high cost and low seat life when used regularly. Any for a bmw 325i convertible
The current 5er brochure says that 5ers with leather upholstery also have leather door trim. The brochures for my 00 3er and my 04 3er and the current 3er do not make any claim to have leather door trim on cars with leather upholstery. Im almost 100% certain that 5ers and 3ers that have leather upholstery have leather center armrests. Of course the ones that have leatherette upholstery also have leatherette
Quote Originally Posted by tturedraider The current 5er brochure says that 5ers with leather upholstery also have leather door trim. The brochures for my 00 3er and my 04 3er and the current 3er do not make any claim to have leather door trim on cars with leather upholstery. Im almost 100% certain that 5ers and 3ers that have leather upholstery have leather center armrests. Of course the ones that
Hmm .. very interesting. If you go the bmw website .. nowhere does it say leather door trim for any of the models BUT the 550i (where it clearly states ... Dakota Leather upholstery and door trim in the Interior seating section). In the same section in the 528535 models it states (Leatherette upholstery). Is it possible that adding the datakota leather (either as part of the ZPP or individually) only adds leather to the seating
Quote Originally Posted by jsimon7777 Im reminded of the crappiness of leather as a seating surface. Id much rather have cloth. James May recently wrote an article about it. I digress. Contrary to whatever James May Thinks Leather especially bmw leather besides being very practical is also a very comfortable and luxurious material. And the more of it the better. I like bmw Dakota leather better than
Quote Originally Posted by kaismaeel2000 I am sure you guys have seen the pictures in the 2008 5er brochure and you have noticed that the interior door trim is two colors (black on top around the wood trim and beige as in the brochure). My 535 will have black interior anyone knows if the interior door trim will be all black will they match another color All black according to UK spec - so I guess it will be the same for you. Use link to access car configurator and select black leather under the paintwork upholstery and alloy wheels tab - you can then enlarge picture using the magnifying glass with the plus sign inside httpwww.bmw.co.ukbmwukecom4fra...-bmwuk00.html
plate to the body. 3. Pry off what I call the plastic threshold plate that covers and protects the body seal along the base of the door opening. This plastic piece about 12 inches long and is held on by 2 white plastic expanding clips or rings plus the 10 mm sheet metal screw. I started at the rear of the car and proceeded forward. 4. Mark the location of where the body seal joins at the chrome bmw
Quote Originally Posted by bwmm6 I help finding a 1994 e36 325is black door panel and need to get my headliner fixed anyone know where 1) Welcome to the fest 2) good luck with that...youll be competing with several thousand E36 coupe owners for that panel 3)Any good upholstery shop can fix the headliner but its going to very pricey. Do it yourself httpwww.pelicanparts.combmwtech...-Headliner.htm Its a medium-level-difficulty job
Quote Originally Posted by BobSC I have a 2001 330Cic and I have a couple of dingsnicks in my drivers door panel that I would like to try to repair. Im talking about the bottom of the interior door panel around the area of the large speaker and a couple at the other end near the door jam. Im thinking I can sand the high points then use some filler on the dings but Im wonder what is the best way to
Same thing. Just use silicone gel if the middle part has come up. If youre talking delamination of the vinyl from the door card Ive had that problem too and have not been able to satisfactorially fix it (then again Im a perfectionist). Im taking the cards to an upholstery shop and theyre going to do it for me. I dont have a quote on the price yet though sorry.
My Driver side door is doing the same thing... but when my passenger side door was in the beginning stages I took some E6000 adhesive while it was still on the door put it around the visible areas that were coming out from the door. Its held for 5 months without any problems. Driver side is a little different though the way the vinyl has been tucked around is also coming loose. I think I may need to see an upholstery shop for that one....
Allsher.com makes the upper connection piece for the coupe door panels in carbon fiber but they dont sell it. They use it on their own interior repairs. If you want the door panels better than new and guaranteed for life contact these guys httpwww.allsherinteriors.com ....but be prepared for sticker shock. You get what you pay for. LOTS of upholstery shops can do the headliner if you dont want to tackle
I have grey door panels (that are loose and have random screws in them) and a tan and brown interior. I have to do something. Even if I have to pull all the upholstery off and then body filler and paint. My girlfriend wrecked my Subaru yesterday so some junkyard picking is in my plans for the weekend. Maybe Ill luck out and find some door panels.
I replaced my door panels from eBay. I was able to get the wood panels and all the wood pieces with glove box for 100. And thats not even what I went there for. I needed new seats and I found a guy that had some in mint condition from a 94 for 200 (driver and passenger). When I went to pick them up he offered me the door panels and I took them too. You never know what you will come across. I am a big
Trim tools will be the biggest help... These tools are absolutely perfect for removing moldings badges door panels. It works well on anything that is clipped or glued on. Made from rugged polynylon construction to prevent marring. Comes with the following tools Wide edge remover Narrow edge remover Pull-type remover Handle remover upholstery clip remover Click HERE for more information. Please let us know if you have any questions Feel free to shoot me a PM or email. Best Joe
Looks like a fairly good color match. I did my armrests all the way around back in April. I used Bullfrog as a prep treatment before applying the upholstery paint. On the first pass the color dried lighter and I did not like. I actually went with a darker tan which gave a nice two-tone on the armrest and door panel. Looks good though
I have done quite a bit of work on my door panels. When I bought the car the vynl (how do you spell that) was peeling off the top on the drivers side. I took a upholstery stapeler heated and restreached the vynl over the cardboard and then stapled it a bunch. The center insert was coming off on the passenger side so I took a bunch of Silicone glue and glued and clamped it in place for a day. I also
OP how are you going about doing this Are you painting it yourself or having it professionally done I really want to do this myself but dont know where to search first (in terms of car upholstery shops or other such places). I dont really care about the door area but I definitely want my seats to have the blackred combo because currently my trim looks like this and the full redblack interior I think will greatly compliment the trim and overall look.
Quote Originally Posted by hockeynut OK I decided to save a few bucks and went to Beavis Auto Body. 15 minutes and 7.98 plus tax and I was out the door. You can hardly tell where they did the repair Nice. BTW I we have the same colorupholstery choice except mine is a ZHP. I hope it works out for you and saves you some money. Accidents really suck.
Quote Originally Posted by rrcompton Im so tempted to pick them up...theyd match my grayblack interior great....wonder how much it would cost a upholstery shop to repair You think it would look bad repaired I think the gray from your interior seats headliner lower dash would clash with these panels. The M5 panels are silver and not even close in color to the gray. Its my opinion the inserts on the door panels should match the seat inserts. I think the silver will not look good with gray.
Those little plastic tabs that go into the steel clips on the body get very brittle with age and break off quite easily. Luckily the door rubber will hold the trim panel in place even if you manage to break off all those clips - i know because mine have..... IF it breaks the clips and doesnt sit back properly you could always get creative with some velcro. I actually retrimmed the poordirty original
Also think about what kind of shoes you wear. I have to wear black boots for work and between that and my large feet I tended to get black marks on my sand interior mostly by the gas pedal but also on the lower door panel. I definitely agree with the previous poster about black mats w grey.
Most of my E36 Google searches lead me to bimmerfest...so why not just go to the source. Im sure theres places in your area Airking92 that does car upholstery