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Old 04-08-2005, 11:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,

I just got a 540i E39 with a bit of wear on the leather. I need to know where to find the color code so I can order a fixit kit. It's a sort of mid-grey.

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Old 04-09-2005, 10:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Did you look for the build sheet? If present it should be fixed under the back seat somewhere on the foam. A visit/question to a nearby BMW dealer is not a bad idea either

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Did you look for the build sheet? If present it should be fixed under the back seat somewhere on the foam. A visit/question to a nearby BMW dealer is not a bad idea either

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The BMW guy was able to find it from the Chassis Number. Thanks.

Further to this, does anyone know a method for removing the shine from steering wheel leather?

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Newer steering wheel...
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Newer steering wheel...
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I suggest trying Lexol leather cleaner (orange bottle i think). It definitely remved both the dirt and the "shine" on the tan leather steering wheel on my wife's Expedition. I've not felt the need to use it on my 540, so I cannot guarantee it will work for you.
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