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      09-28-2012, 07:26 AM   #1
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Hey all,

Have any of you been experiencing this? The door area (it's not exactly the handle) seems to be peeling off. I was wondering if anyone has a fix for this as it is unsightly.

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      09-28-2012, 07:36 AM   #2
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Yes its a very common issue. The steering wheel trim will also peel.
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      09-28-2012, 08:05 AM   #3
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Any fixes?
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      09-28-2012, 08:09 AM   #4
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peel all of it to show the shiny black
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      09-28-2012, 08:17 AM   #5
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Yep! welcome to the club.. Mine is not that bad "YET"
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      09-28-2012, 08:23 AM   #6
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      09-28-2012, 08:35 AM   #7
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Peel or replace.
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      09-28-2012, 09:22 AM   #8
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My steering wheel insert is doing that as well. They are replacing under warranty next week. I will be replacing myself in the future. Seems common. Also the soft touch black around the Air Con controls seem suspect for easy wear.
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      09-28-2012, 09:27 AM   #9
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i'm gonna see what I can do to get some sort of vinyl wrap on there and refinish it.

i noticed there are no screws or anything in that area so i'm guessing the whole thing must be clipped together... i gotta find a diy to take it apart
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      09-28-2012, 09:40 AM   #10
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My steering wheel insert is doing that as well. They are replacing under warranty next week. I will be replacing myself in the future. Seems common. Also the soft touch black around the Air Con controls seem suspect for easy wear.
Lucky you are under warranty still! Where in Michigan are you located? My wife is from Ann Arbor.
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can only the arm rest part be replaced or does the entire door panel need to be replaced?
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My friend got this covered under warranty.
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      09-28-2012, 09:52 AM   #13
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can only the arm rest part be replaced or does the entire door panel need to be replaced?

i think you should be able to just remove the black plastic part and not the actual leather armrest part.
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      09-28-2012, 10:38 AM   #14
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i think you should be able to just remove the black plastic part and not the actual leather armrest part.
If anyone knows how to do this please let me know cuz I've had this peeling problem for many months. Greatly appreciated.
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i think you should be able to just remove the black plastic part and not the actual leather armrest part.
unfortunately my leather is damaged too, beige interior and sweaty arms after the gym and rough cleaning chemicals, not a good mix
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you can replace just the top armrest part. I just did it this week.

Was 169 dollars. I removed the door panel to replace it. But on my e92 (08 335), I could have just pullled straight up on it and it would have come off. Just clips holding it in.

If I ever have to replace it again... I wont remove the entire door panel. I will just pull up on it till it releases.

Go to your dealer and they can order it for you. My car was black so they had it in stock. They actually had 6. Apparently they are replaced often.
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My steering wheel insert is doing that as well. They are replacing under warranty next week. I will be replacing myself in the future. Seems common. Also the soft touch black around the Air Con controls seem suspect for easy wear.
Had mine replaced under warranty also. It will Never Peel again. It's just black plastic now. They should of done that from jump..
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      09-28-2012, 12:14 PM   #18
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i'm thinking of doing a cf vinyl wrap on mine. do you guys think it will look good? the leather is coral red and the trim is poplar grey.
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      09-28-2012, 12:19 PM   #19
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My friend got this covered under warranty.
+1. I had both the handle and controls replaced because of this. All under warranty.
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      09-28-2012, 12:24 PM   #20
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Did anyone try to paint it ? I have the same problem, thinking about painting it.
http://www.tcpglobal.com/spraypaintd...her-paint.aspx
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      09-28-2012, 12:33 PM   #21
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yeah mine was replaced under warranty, along with the steering wheel trim which also was peeling. After a few years i am haviing minor pealing issues on my streering wheel's trim again...
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      09-28-2012, 12:33 PM   #22
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No one? Really?

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