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      09-11-2018, 11:48 AM   #23
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Did some accent stitching throughout the interior. I was inspired by a thread on here somewhere. Low cost, but high effort and time. Worth it though! I also have a base no line car. Definitely makes it stand out.
How is this low cost?? Don't you have to unstitch everything?
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      09-11-2018, 12:15 PM   #24
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How is this low cost?? Don't you have to unstitch everything?


The stitching is done between the old stitches.
Look at these contrast stitching threads:

https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1476447
https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...1387402&page=2
http://www.nsxprime.com/forum/showth...olor-Stitching
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      09-11-2018, 09:22 PM   #25
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Did some accent stitching throughout the interior. I was inspired by a thread on here somewhere. Low cost, but high effort and time. Worth it though! I also have a base no line car. Definitely makes it stand out.
How is this low cost?? Don't you have to unstitch everything?
I guess calling it stitching was a little misleading. Weaving?
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      09-11-2018, 09:24 PM   #26
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Did some accent stitching throughout the interior. I was inspired by a thread on here somewhere. Low cost, but high effort and time. Worth it though! I also have a base no line car. Definitely makes it stand out.
How is this low cost?? Don't you have to unstitch everything?
I guess calling it stitching was a little misleading. Weaving?
Lol still looks awesome
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      09-11-2018, 10:53 PM   #27
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I did the 6wb digital dash retrofit and plan to do the NBT headunit and LCI center plate LED retrofit. My opinion is, if you aren't upgrading / swapping with other oem parts or options, it will probably look cheesy.
How much did you spend overall for the digital cluster?
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      12-01-2019, 03:02 PM   #28
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My entire interior has been changed, coming from an SE F30 with the only factory options being paddleshifts and pro nav. I've done the following:

- Switched out the seats from cloth to leather (including doorcards)
- Wrapped all interior trim in carbon and alcantara to mimic the M Performance interior set (couldn't justify the £500+ spend!)
- New M Sport steering wheel retrimmed myself in half nappa leather and half alcantara, and centre chrome piece and 12 o clock stripe wrapped in satin chrome blue (looks a lot brighter in pic for some reason)
- M Performance pedal set
- M Performance mats
- M logo door sills
- LCI gloss black LED radio trim piece

About it for now. Debating on getting the F8x alcantara sliding armrest and alcantara/carbon handbrake to match the stitching on my steering wheel, but again slightly high cost so currently low priority!
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      12-01-2019, 03:42 PM   #29
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I'm OCD as hell...

Looks lovely and clean!
Do actually sit in the drivers seat? there's no wrinkling/wear at all! Or do you weigh like two stone?
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      12-01-2019, 08:30 PM   #30
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I came from a "non" M Sport so my works been extensive:

M Performance...
Pedal set
Door sills
Steering wheel
Carbon fiber / Alcantara dash and trim kit

Red start button
Avin Android screen retrofit
LCI radio trim retrofit
Hey where did you get this trim piece at?
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Here's the 6WB Digital full cluster installed. 10 minutes to installed and 30 minutes to recoding. 100% Plug n Play. And M Performance Pedals set. And M Sport Steering Wheel.
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I came from a "non" M Sport so my works been extensive:

M Performance...
Pedal set
Door sills
Steering wheel
Carbon fiber / Alcantara dash and trim kit

Red start button
Avin Android screen retrofit
LCI radio trim retrofit
Hey where did you get this trim piece at?
Oem from dealer
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      12-03-2019, 04:20 PM   #34
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Here's the 6WB Digital full cluster installed. 10 minutes to installed and 30 minutes to recoding. 100% Plug n Play. And M Performance Pedals set. And M Sport Steering Wheel.
How much did the 6WB set you back? Also, how did you do the coding?
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Bringing this thread back from the dead..

"Simple" mod today. Added a 20A trunk power socket to my '14 F30. Relatively easy mod, but a PITA to research what parts I needed to wire the unit directly to the correct pin of the rear fuse box. I really wish the dealer had selected to the checkbox to add the extra sockets from the factory..

Anyways, here's the picture;


List of parts I used;
  • 10 ft of 16 gauge Red wire
  • 4 ft of 16 gauge Brown wire
  • 4 ft of 3/8" single wall shrink tube
  • 1x fuse box pin (BMW p/n 61-13-8-377-732, or VW p/n N-907-327-03)
  • 1x M6 brass ring terminal for 16-18 gauge wire
  • 1x Sumitomo 250.ARM-2S-1 connector and pins
  • 1x eBay find E92 BWM power socket assembly consisting of;
    • 1x Socket mount BMW p/n 51-47-6-964-057
    • 1x Socket holder BMW p/n 61-34-6-843-098
    • 1x Power socket BMW p/n 61-34-6-973-037

Power lead (red wire) goes from pin 162 of the rear fuse box to the center pin of the power socket. You have to remove the blue connector from the backside of the fuse box to be able to slide the BMW/VW pin into the appropriate spot.

Ground lead (brown wire) goes from the chassis ground almost immediately above the amplifier to the outer pin of the power socket. You'll see a group of 4 brown wires going to one stud on the inner fender liner; attach it there.. Hence why it's so much shorter than the power wire.

Un-heated 3/8" shrink tube was used to cover both leads between the power socket and the chassis ground providing abrasion resistance. After that, I secured the power lead using small zap straps to the existing harness. I left plenty of slack on the shrink tube section to make it easy to connect the wire harness to the power socket when the trunk liner wasn't fully installed.

Wire harness essentially chases the amplifier wiring to the trunk bulkhead, then continues down to the floor of the truck using the existing harnesses as a guide.

Hole in the trunk liner was cut using a new/sharp #11 Excel blade using a template I created. I'll try to add that to the bottom of the post in case someone else needs it.

Next, I'm going to add the under dash and rear console power sockets... wish me luck. haha
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      09-21-2020, 08:07 PM   #36
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Bringing this thread back from the dead..

"Simple" mod today. Added a 20A trunk power socket to my '14 F30. Relatively easy mod, but a PITA to research what parts I needed to wire the unit directly to the correct pin of the rear fuse box. I really wish the dealer had selected to the checkbox to add the extra sockets from the factory..

Anyways, here's the picture;


List of parts I used;
  • 10 ft of 16 gauge Red wire
  • 4 ft of 16 gauge Brown wire
  • 4 ft of 3/8" single wall shrink tube
  • 1x fuse box pin (BMW p/n 61-13-8-377-732, or VW p/n N-907-327-03)
  • 1x M8 brass ring terminal for 16-18 gauge wire
  • 1x Sumitomo 250.ARM-2S-1 connector and pins
  • 1x eBay find E92 BWM power socket assembly consisting of;
    • 1x Socket mount BMW p/n 51-47-6-964-057
    • 1x Socket holder BMW p/n 61-34-6-843-098
    • 1x Power socket BMW p/n 61-34-6-973-037

Power lead (red wire) goes from pin 162 of the rear fuse box to the center pin of the power socket. You have to remove the blue connector from the backside of the fuse box to be able to slide the BMW/VW pin into the appropriate spot.

Ground lead (brown wire) goes from the chassis ground almost immediately above the amplifier to the outer pin of the power socket. Hence why it's so much shorter than the power wire.

Un-heated 3/8" shrink tube was used to cover both leads between the power socket and the chassis ground providing abrasion resistance. After that, I secured the power lead using small zap straps to the existing harness. I left plenty of slack on the shrink tube section to make it easy to connect the wire harness to the power socket when the trunk liner wasn't fully installed.

Wire harness essentially chases the amplifier wiring to the trunk bulkhead, then continues down to the floor of the truck using the existing harnesses as a guide.

Hole in the trunk liner was cut using a new/sharp #11 Excel blade using a template I created. I'll try to add that to the bottom of the post in case someone else needs it.

Next I'm going to add the under dash and rear console power sockets... wish me luck haha.
Nice! Not something I would go through the effort to do myself, but I'm sure that this will be helpful for someone else who wants to do it too
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      09-24-2020, 08:18 AM   #38
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Here is a little Update - added a yellow start button and a custom steering wheel
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