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Old 08-11-2005, 01:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my dad just passed on his 1985 535i on to me (im 16) and the mechanicals are in good shape except for a leak in the cold start injector. The person who owned it before us lived in florida and let the leather crack in the heat. I want to put some seat covers in it but i cant get the armrests off to put the covers on. a little help?
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First off, to the forums. I am also 16 and also have a 535i (mine's an '87 with 250+k mailes on it). If you like to work on your own car I would definately recomend getting a Bentley manual. It will tell you how to do just about everything. Also, you might consider redying the seats (lookup Leatherique) rather than putting a cheesy seat cover on. Sorry for not directly answering your question, but hope that helps.

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my dad just passed on his 1985 535i on to me (im 16) and the mechanicals are in good shape except for a leak in the cold start injector. The person who owned it before us lived in florida and let the leather crack in the heat. I want to put some seat covers in it but i cant get the armrests off to put the covers on. a little help?
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Hey big guy...Welcome to the forum and wish you a happy stay with us...why don't you check this link out...It may differ from your particular setup but it has a good general idea......DIY with pictures!!

http://bimmerdiy.com/diy/e36armrestrem

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Old 08-11-2005, 09:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally posted by billB+Aug 11 2005, 03:11 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(billB @ Aug 11 2005, 03:11 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-mycarblows@Aug 11 2005, 01:47 PM
my dad just passed on his 1985 535i on to me (im 16) and the mechanicals are in good shape except for a leak in the cold start injector. The person who owned it before us lived in florida and let the leather crack in the heat. I want to put some seat covers in it but i cant get the armrests off to put the covers on. a little help?
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Hey big guy...Welcome to the forum and wish you a happy stay with us...why don't you check this link out...It may differ from your particular setup but it has a good general idea......DIY with pictures!!

http://bimmerdiy.com/diy/e36armrestrem

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thanks for that but i have an e28 and it just has armrests for each chair and no center console/armest so its alot different. it was a good try though.
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First off, to the forums. I am also 16 and also have a 535i (mine's an '87 with 250+k mailes on it). If you like to work on your own car I would definately recomend getting a Bentley manual. It will tell you how to do just about everything. Also, you might consider redying the seats (lookup Leatherique) rather than putting a cheesy seat cover on. Sorry for not directly answering your question, but hope that helps.

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first of all the leather is ripped and it would cost alot more than i have to get them reapholstered and cheesy seat covers are all i got. thanks for the help though. i might need to re-dy my dash though.
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Yea, ripped leather I guess is a problem. If your dash is cracked and faded (as mine is) using an armorall type product can really make the dash look good, but you still have all the nasty cracks. That's why I ordered a coverlay (part # 21535, at BavAuto). Good luck with your interior upgrades.
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