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      03-30-2016, 08:10 AM   #1
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Sticky centre console sides

Hey guys... I've noticed that no matter how I seem to clean the passenger side of my centre console (the bit sitting next to their right knee), once it's dry it feels sticky to the touch

Has anyone had this happen in their car and, if so, what solution did you come up with?

Thanks...
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      03-30-2016, 08:42 AM   #2
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When the soft touch material on certain parts of the dash and trim ages (and fails), it becomes tacky to the touch. The only solution, at that point, is to replace it.

I'm not sure if this is what you're experiencing in the location you've identified. But it sounds like that sort of thing.
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      03-30-2016, 08:46 AM   #3
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great german design for you :-) No solution apart from cleaning. I hate seeing the 'white' marks too :-(

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That's crappy German design....
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      03-30-2016, 07:42 PM   #5
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The drivers door handle is prone too, but mostly peeling. Mine was fine until it got scratched by the dogs and is now peeling but not sticky. My console is ok, but the cup holder between the rear seats is very sticky like you say and at only 30,000km too. The dealer repaints them. A lot of the parts, like door handle can't apparently be replaced without replacing the entire panel. A lot of the bumper repair guys will repaint them onsite.

Would be interesting to know if anyone's had the dealer repaint theirs after their voluntary warranty has expired... as a latent defect repair. It's an issue that has affected many models
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      03-30-2016, 08:11 PM   #6
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Yeah.... I'd be interested to hear that too. My dealer know much if anything about the stickiness and wasn't aware of any repaints being done...
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      03-30-2016, 10:01 PM   #7
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Hey guys... I've noticed that no matter how I seem to clean the passenger side of my centre console (the bit sitting next to their right knee), once it's dry it feels sticky to the touch

Has anyone had this happen in their car and, if so, what solution did you come up with?

Thanks...
What have u been doing in the front seat?
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      03-30-2016, 10:04 PM   #8
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Lol... Thank god someone took the piss! The dealer said exactly the same thing would you believe.

From all accounts it's a defective plastic product that isn't fit for purpose... I'm going to get a replacement price and see if Auto-classic comes to the party...
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      03-30-2016, 11:27 PM   #9
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... but the cup holder between the rear seats is very sticky like you say and at only 30,000km too.
The rear cupholder in mine was in a shocking state, not in keeping with the rest of the interior which is totally fine including the console. My only solution was to order a new one as replacement > http://www.ecstuning.com/ES82459/
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      03-30-2016, 11:32 PM   #10
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      03-31-2016, 01:26 AM   #12
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What have u been doing in the front seat?
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You mean the coating on the plastic piece? It's a paint that has vulcanised rubber in it to conform to the shapes and movement when they install it - all euro vehicles I know of that have it fitted (BMW, Porsche, Merc, Ferrari that I've seen) have it happen over age. Mainly in high wear areas or areas with direct sunlight.

Only solution is buy a new piece IMHO. Get that UV windscreen tint done too
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      03-31-2016, 04:38 AM   #14
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Yeah.... Sadly I think that's the best option... Will get a quote from AC and see how bad they want to screw me. It's a big piece so shipping ex-US will be pricey. Alternative is to take it to Millane's and get them to remove and repaint. Might actually be able to take the seats out and repaint in situ... Hmm.

As for the tinting... Happening today!
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      03-31-2016, 09:43 AM   #17
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The drivers door handle is prone too, but mostly peeling. Mine was fine until it got scratched by the dogs and is now peeling but not sticky. My console is ok, but the cup holder between the rear seats is very sticky like you say and at only 30,000km too. The dealer repaints them. A lot of the parts, like door handle can't apparently be replaced without replacing the entire panel. A lot of the bumper repair guys will repaint them onsite.

Would be interesting to know if anyone's had the dealer repaint theirs after their voluntary warranty has expired... as a latent defect repair. It's an issue that has affected many models
Are you talking about the plastic part where the window switches are?

What is that part? For the life of me I cannot find it and it's needs to be replaced. The peeling is killing me.
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      03-31-2016, 11:35 AM   #18
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Nope... I'm not... But I assume you mean the drivers interior pull handle. Mine was scratched up to.... had it repainted and now it's mint!
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      04-03-2016, 06:30 PM   #19
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There were a couple of M3s being wrecked on eBay ... maybe they have one in better condition?
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      04-03-2016, 08:42 PM   #20
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Good thinking... Were they local do you know?
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      04-04-2016, 03:29 AM   #21
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Nah they were over east, but shipping really shouldnt be very much. I just shipped a 16" electric fan WA to VIC for $27
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Hmm... Ok... I might look into that! On another note... When you press your cigarette lighter (in the arm rest) down... Does it stay there or do you need to hold it down?
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