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      02-19-2013, 08:04 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Denso View Post
That looks great, cant wait to see the install pictures
Below are the installed pictures, did it today, as you can see it is not a perfect match to stitching but neither is the steering wheel or interior trims&stitching vs VO exterior paint. In person, it looks and feels infinitely better than stock and like I wished for, it gives some much needed color to the interior.

Install tips: None serious really, pull the old one off and put the other one back on. Of course, the lever must be up position while doing these. You may need to take out the alcantara boot which needs some finger searching around the boot where it meets with the plastic consol but it comes out easy and gets in even easier, kind of like the side marker unit, like that boot also has clips holding it in place inside.

Be careful about not making left-right movements while taking out the old one and putting the new, you must use force in a very linear fashion in order not to break the plastic clips inside the lever. Old and new are identical inside. You will need strong hands and a good deal of force which means that DO NOT PUNCH YOURSELF IN THE FACE or smash your dashboard! Use common sense all the time

Couldn't take any pictures during install process but I have a few installed:

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"The mark of a great car is one whose overall competence exceeds what you should expect from its individual components and the 1M does just that", Chris Harris.
BMW 1M-SOLD-: TECH: Evolve Race+N55mids, Evolve IC, Michelin PSS, ER cp, aFe filter, CDVx, Vorshlag camber plates, BMS OCC EXTERIOR: trunk spoiler, blacklines, black grills, IND goodies INTERIOR: Alcantara steering wheel, steel pedals, custom mats, MPower e-brake.

Last edited by ozinaldo; 02-20-2013 at 08:54 AM.