Okay I want to know if this is possible and don't respond with the lame ass answer "anything is possible with money." I just purchased (haven't picked up yet) another 325i red on black bimmer. This is an auto though is the only difference. Anyways this car is for my GF for Christmas and cost me 8500 total with only 19.5k miles on a completely rebuilt engine.
I know my GF doesn't like black interior and I do. She loves my tan colored interior. So I was thinking of doing a COMPLETE interior swap including all panels, seats, headliner, back speaker panel, carpets and what not. Obviously, I know how to take out the seats (I think), panels, probably dash and what not. What I'm concerned about is the headliner, carpeted trim that goes from the dash to the ceiling, and carpets. Anyways, I was just wondering if this COMPLETE switch is possible? thanks...
This should help but I would recommend borrowing a copy somehow unless your planning on doing alot of mechanical/electrical maintenance in the future. I don't think you'll run into many (if any) complications. Best of luck. And if you don't mind maybe take a few pics through the swap and post them. Im planning on making my 1992 325i interior black (currently grey) in the spring so it would be interesting to see what type of things you run into.
it's at my mechanics shop.. see I went over there with her one day and he was checking out the car and said it was a customers of his.. my gf loved the car. we took it out and drove it and she fell in love with it... so it's staying over there until the 13th when I'm giving it to her. the 13th is our 5 year anniversary... it's a xmas and anniv gift... the car will be in my name incase we breakup though :P
You can do it. When My cousin's 95 325is was totally wrecked, I took out the entire interior and switched it with mine. The only thing you have to worry about is if one of the cars has the side airbags and a passenger airbag. I can't tell you how, or if it is even possible to wire that up into a car that didn't previously have it.
But as far as the side-panels, seats, rear speaker deck, etc.. it should all fit. It will however, as I'm sure you are realizing, be a labor intensive job. By far the most difficult part to remove will be the dash. Again, Airbags could be a problem when wiring them into a car that didn't previously come with them.
The carpet won't be hard to get out after the seats are gone. When we removed the dash we took out the windsheild first, because, a) we were planning on junking it anyway, and B) the screws in the dash defrost vents are very hard to get to otherwise.
I don't know if you can get the dash out without taking the windsheild out.
I'f you have any more questions just ask me as I have experience doing this.
I used the BMW factory Cd's and they were VERY helpful.
Best of luck..
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