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      12-16-2012, 11:44 PM   #45
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Whatever. With most of my cars I've been first to do mods like this. And I always end up getting copied. My apologies if I want to enjoy this for a bit prior to others doing the same thing. Not only has this been hours of work but I've also spent money for access to things like TIS, etc.

I'm happy to share in the future once I know others can successfully complete it. Right now that's not possible.
I agree with you. What you did is quite remarkable and you should not give away the IP. Authenticity loses its value if people copy.
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      12-17-2012, 12:13 AM   #46
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Did he tell you all the LCI changes coming for the M5?
Nothing with respect to LCI.
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      12-17-2012, 09:13 AM   #47
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Nicely done. I like the M6 steering wheel. Keep up the modding!
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      12-17-2012, 12:40 PM   #48
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Nicely done. I like the M6 steering wheel. Keep up the modding!
Thanks. I think I'm done for now!
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      12-17-2012, 05:24 PM   #49
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Excellent work. Your hard work and dedication paid off - enjoy your very original mods.
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      12-17-2012, 07:28 PM   #50
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Great mods and congrats - I am not one to do a lot to my cars but this time I really think the M5 needs an exhaust or some type of "cabin based" noise solution. I really really hate how quite it is at below 4k rpm levels - almost feels like a 7 series. The other item that is starting to bother me is the seat bolsters - I didn't think I would miss them but I think my new diet is shrinking my love handles and I am starting to slide around bit more Need to work on the lats or something..
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      12-17-2012, 07:38 PM   #51
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Great mods and congrats - I am not one to do a lot to my cars but this time I really think the M5 needs an exhaust or some type of "cabin based" noise solution. I really really hate how quite it is at below 4k rpm levels - almost feels like a 7 series. The other item that is starting to bother me is the seat bolsters - I didn't think I would miss them but I think my new diet is shrinking my love handles and I am starting to slide around bit more Need to work on the lats or something..
Seats are next on the list...
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      12-17-2012, 07:41 PM   #52
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Seats are next on the list...
This I have to see because I have a feeling that the seats are actually capable of lumbar adjustments but are missing the "buttons"??
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      12-17-2012, 07:57 PM   #53
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This I have to see because I have a feeling that the seats are actually capable of lumbar adjustments but are missing the "buttons"??
They aren't, unfortunately. The hardware isn't installed.
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      12-17-2012, 11:26 PM   #54
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They aren't, unfortunately. The hardware isn't installed.
Ha! this sounds expensive.
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      12-18-2012, 06:40 AM   #55
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I just had to source them from Europe. In my case I picked them up during one of my visits to London along with whatever goodies I could travel with.

When I post the additional pictures this weekend I'll add part numbers.
Please let us know (or by PM) as I am fighting with local BMW dealer to order passenger sunvisor without security stickers (in EU only passenger visors have this), he is saying that they don't exist. Btw, I also have Alcantara headlining and this would work perfectly. Thanks in advance.

Oh, and this is best M5 that I've seen and Akrapovic is almost my neighbor (5 min away) :-)
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      12-18-2012, 11:43 AM   #56
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Love the M6 steering wheel. Very cool that it will be an OE part on the M5 next year. I actually started a thread about debadging an M6 wheel to upgrade my stock M3 setup here...http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=749291
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      12-18-2012, 11:45 AM   #57
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      12-18-2012, 03:30 PM   #58
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Please let us know (or by PM) as I am fighting with local BMW dealer to order passenger sunvisor without security stickers (in EU only passenger visors have this), he is saying that they don't exist. Btw, I also have Alcantara headlining and this would work perfectly. Thanks in advance.

Oh, and this is best M5 that I've seen and Akrapovic is almost my neighbor (5 min away) :-)
Here in the US one can order the "Euro" visors using the following part numbers

LEFT SUN VISOR ANTHRAZIT 1 51168038105
RIGHT SUN VISOR ANTHRAZIT 1 51168038106

These are the ones WITHOUT the stickers on them

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      12-18-2012, 09:51 PM   #59
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Here in the US one can order the "Euro" visors using the following part numbers

LEFT SUN VISOR ANTHRAZIT 1 51168038105
RIGHT SUN VISOR ANTHRAZIT 1 51168038106

These are the ones WITHOUT the stickers on them

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Those are the correct part numbers. They should be readily available in Europe.
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      12-19-2012, 12:31 AM   #60
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Those are the correct part numbers. They should be readily available in Europe.
Actually your US dealer can order them too.
They are in the parts master file and currently there's at least two passenger and one driver side visor in stock at BMW NA.
At least for this part one can save the flight to Europe
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Actually your US dealer can order them too.
They are in the parts master file and currently there's at least two passenger and one driver side visor in stock at BMW NA.
At least for this part one can save the flight to Europe
Right. But the poster is in Slovenia. Whether or not they're in the US is irrelevant to him.
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Right. But the poster is in Slovenia. Whether or not they're in the US is irrelevant to him.
True. But maybe he wouldn't mind a vacation to the US to pick up his Euro parts
For those in the US they can order these parts locally.
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Op,

can you disclose the part # for the OEM Euro tail lights (left & right) ? btw, any re-coding is needed ?

Thanks
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Here in the US one can order the "Euro" visors using the following part numbers

LEFT SUN VISOR ANTHRAZIT 1 51168038105
RIGHT SUN VISOR ANTHRAZIT 1 51168038106

These are the ones WITHOUT the stickers on them

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Where can we order these in the US?
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Here in the US one can order the "Euro" visors using the following part numbers

LEFT SUN VISOR ANTHRAZIT 1 51168038105
RIGHT SUN VISOR ANTHRAZIT 1 51168038106

These are the ones WITHOUT the stickers on them

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Where can we order these in the US?
Any US BMW dealer. Mine is selling them for $203 each
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Op,

can you disclose the part # for the OEM Euro tail lights (left & right) ? btw, any re-coding is needed ?

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63217203229 - Left
63217203230 - Right

They are plug and play.
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