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Old 08-01-2016, 02:03 PM   #1
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Need advice on new interior panels!

I got my 330i about a year ago. The previous owner did NOT take care of the interior very well. A couple of day my wooden panels fell off of the dash when I was braking at a light. I looked at the clips and they are ruined to ****. Also looked at the wood and it is now curved like a banana instead of being slightly curved. I think what happened was the car was originally in Colorado for about 5-6 years where there was little to no humidity. Now that the car has been shipped to Houston for about a year I believe the intense humidity has something to do with the wood expanding and contracting out of shape. I need help on where to get some new interior panels. I prefer to have REAL carbon fiber versus wood since it wont bend due to the heat and humidity. I tried CarID.com and all they have are the stupid stickers, not the actual panels. Anyone know a place where I can get real carbon fiber panels? If not then where can I get replacement wood that's cheaper than the dealership? Not sure what my estimate is just yet: still waiting to hear back from them.
PS car has the M sport package, cold weather package, and the premium package. Not 100% sure if the interior layout would change due to these packages.
Email me at samibess23@gmail.com if you can help me out, or just message me here.
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Old 08-01-2016, 04:17 PM   #2
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Old 08-01-2016, 04:32 PM   #3
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Did you take a look at the classified section, parting out or interior:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/forumdisplay.php?f=8

The regional section might also have a local with parts you need:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/forumdisplay.php?f=57

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