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      06-03-2011, 10:11 AM   #1
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Interior rubber trim peeling - in this diagram is the driver door handle available?

Hello all. 07 E92 outside of warranty (62k miles).

The trim on the steering wheel is peeling and also the driver door handle looks awful. I placed the $100 order for the steering wheel trim yesterday and couldn't find the part number or reference to the grab handle on realoem. I have heard of the handle being replaced under warranty. Does anyone know what the part number is on it or where it's found in the diagrams? Would like to order it today. I have heard of the handles getting replaced under warranty so I feel like they should be available separately.

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      06-03-2011, 10:15 AM   #2
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trust me we all have that somewhere. Mine is bad there, the front of the cup holder, and the edges of the steering wheel.
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      06-03-2011, 10:17 AM   #3
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This is a known issue for e9xs. Sucks.
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The whole door panel needs to be replaced. Luckily for you guys wil black interiors, you can just peel the black rubber coating off and it will looks like plastic.

There's whiteish plastic under my beige trim
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i would like to know the same thing!

mine looks exactly like that!

where did you order the steering wheel trim from?
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I called the service writer and told him about the trim peeling. (International Autos Milwaukee Wisconsin) he was a jerk in my opinion but basically told him my car is out of warranty and was wondering if they still have the ability to get a claim like this ok'd through BMW because of the commonality of the defect. I offered to email the picture above and told him I had already ordered the steering wheel trim and was paying for it out of pocket. He wants me to bring the car in so his manager (Dennis) can make the call. Apparently they need the car there to 'verify the car and the VIN'... Have they not seen this before? Shouldn't they just be able to make a phone call? Any experience with getting this warrantied outside of the warranty period?
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i would like to know the same thing!

mine looks exactly like that!

where did you order the steering wheel trim from?
Dealer... I have an account with the dealer because I was an Audi Tech and still do it on the side. Was $87 my cost. I'm assuming the part is approx $110 list.

The part number for the sport steering wheel black with chrome trim is 32 30 6 783 048
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the rubber trim on the steering wheel is like 45 bucks without the chrome
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good thing is that some of those rubber trims are dirt cheap online at getbmwparts.com

some can also be repaired quickly by professorial

^ have done both (replaced and repaired)
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      06-03-2011, 12:20 PM   #10
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wondering if anyone has a specific product they have used with good results such as perhaps something similar to this:

http://www.yourautotrim.com/semteco.html
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Hello all. 07 E92 outside of warranty (62k miles).

The trim on the steering wheel is peeling and also the driver door handle looks awful. I placed the $100 order for the steering wheel trim yesterday and couldn't find the part number or reference to the grab handle on realoem. I have heard of the handle being replaced under warranty. Does anyone know what the part number is on it or where it's found in the diagrams? Would like to order it today. I have heard of the handles getting replaced under warranty so I feel like they should be available separately.

A big TIA

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I got mine replaced under warranty. You will have to replace entire arm rest.
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I bought my E90 CPO'd, the driver door handle - exactly what you are talking about was peeling pretty bad and looked awful. When I purchased it I had them change that out as one of the requests. I believe they just replaced that part itself. I was able to find specific part numbers in the link below, hit ctrl+f, and search "inner"... there are a few part numbers depending on interior color. However, this is for the passenger front door on an E90. I know I may be giving you some worthless information here, but it gives you hope that you can find that part no. Try calling up crown or something and give them that part number to get you close and see if they have driver side. I could supply you with the part number from the invoice when I bought the car and they replaced that part, but again that wouldn't help much. Best of luck

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...35&hg=51&fg=50

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The whole door panel needs to be replaced. Luckily for you guys wil black interiors, you can just peel the black rubber coating off and it will looks like plastic.

There's whiteish plastic under my beige trim
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      06-03-2011, 04:02 PM   #14
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My door pull handle was replaced a few months ago right before my warranty ended. Pretty sure they didn't replace the entire panel though.
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I called the service writer and told him about the trim peeling. (International Autos Milwaukee Wisconsin) he was a jerk in my opinion but basically told him my car is out of warranty and was wondering if they still have the ability to get a claim like this ok'd through BMW because of the commonality of the defect. I offered to email the picture above and told him I had already ordered the steering wheel trim and was paying for it out of pocket. He wants me to bring the car in so his manager (Dennis) can make the call. Apparently they need the car there to 'verify the car and the VIN'... Have they not seen this before? Shouldn't they just be able to make a phone call? Any experience with getting this warrantied outside of the warranty period?
I bought my car in 2009 as CPO from IA in Milwaukee. I was really happy with the deal except my car had the peeling on the drivers side door and in the center armrest area. They refused to fix it under warranty. I later took it to another dealer and they fixed it with no argument. They also noticed a crack in my fake food trim and fixed that too. So I'd call around. You'll probably find a dealer that will fix it under warranty with no hassle. Try some of the dealers in Chicago... they aren't far.
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Remove it, sand it down, prime it, paint urself and you're done.
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You don't need a new door panel.

The arm rest on the door panel can be replaced. It's attached to the change holder (which is peeling in your case). You don't even have to take the door panel off to replace it. Just need a torx screw driver.
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You don't need a new door panel.

The arm rest on the door panel can be replaced. It's attached to the change holder (which is peeling in your case). You don't even have to take the door panel off to replace it. Just need a torx screw driver.
I am basing this on my 2008 335i sedan. I have replace both parts the OP is asking about. Both parts are available separately. No need to replace the entire panel. BUT that little cup (which is the drivers side pull handle by the way....not a change cup, although you could use it for that) is not removable or at least not available separately from the arm rest. So yes.....you have to get the entire armrest. It's easy to do BUT the pieces we are talking about are secured to the door panel by plastic studs which stick through to the interior of the panel. The kicker is that these studs are then melted down to scure them to the panel. You have to cut the melted heads off the back side of the panel (I used a dremel with a cut off wheel). Then you put the new piece on, and you have to secure the plastic studs somehow. I found some one way press on washers at the local ace hardware. I just shoved them over thud back side of the plastic studs and the little blades on them dug deeply into the plastic. They will NOT back off. Parts are cheap enough that it's not worth the effort and time to paint them IMHO. I made a video of the process I used. I will try to post it up on YouTube if you would like to see it.
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I should have mentioned that my car is NOT under warranty. Obviously go that route if they will do it. Way back when I had my 2001 330i, the dealer replaced the leather cover on the passenger seat dut to peeling/scratching so in would say these pieces should be done under warranty. Come on BMW....ridiculously soft coating on these pieces. On my car, the rubber interior surface of the passenger pull handle was so soft that you could take a fingernail and gouge out large chunks of rubber with very little force....looked like marbles on a race track after a race. Not sue what degraded that material so badly in less than three years. Luckily the interior and exterior cover of the passenger pull handle are cheap!
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      06-03-2011, 10:51 PM   #20
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Can you guys provide the part number for the pull handle/armrest then?

Last I heard it's not available as a new part, separately.
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      06-03-2011, 11:40 PM   #21
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As I said above, I am basing that info. on my 2008 335i sedan. Maybe the coupe is different. I notice some of the posters appear to have sedans and some have coupes so maybe that's why we are getting conflicting information about part availability. Shoot Jason or Evan an email at Tischer. They can say for sure what they can get and they are always very helpful. Those parts ARE available for the sedan (purchased them myself just a few weeks ago). Check on the coupe.
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same thing happens on mine too! Took the door panel off the body shop and get it painted in matte black
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