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      05-08-2017, 06:58 PM   #1
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E-brake handle stitching a different color?

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I bought the car in Jan and just noticed the e-brake handle stitching is gray brown'ish and the e-brake boot and shift boot stitching are black. The interior is 100% stock. Is this normal?

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Red arrow - gray brown'ish stitching
Green arrows - black stitching

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It does appear that the brake handle is a different color than the two boots. Also the seat stitching appears to be black along with the stitching on the door skins and ledge. I took a really close up photo of the brake handle and it's shinier due to the lighter color. You do know that our time could have been better spent inventing a way to fix rod bearings without actually taking apart the bottom end of a S65. But then again any excuse to sit in her is good enough for me.
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Ok good. Thought it was just me haha
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Maybe it's just us? We might have Unicorns
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handle stitching just looks faded to me.
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handle stitching just looks faded to me.
Their unicorns, I don't believe a word of what you just said.
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Their unicorns, I don't believe a word of what you just said.
haha! mine was the same. when i replaced it with a bmwp one i inspected it closely and sure enough it was just faded. looked like cleaning agents had slowly "bleached" the stitching
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probably faded or gunked up. maybe take some cleaner and a q-tip and see if that helps?
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Well I was happy to move on but you guys pulled me back in. I took pics of the stitching. OP is right, it's clearly a different color. And its not like our hands spend that much more time on the E brake that it should affect it. It's too consistent along the whole thread, not just where you grab it. Look at the stitching through the camera on your phone and then look at all other stitching in the car. It's clearly a different color dye. Good eye OP. But I guess the next step is a poll and then straight to BMW USA if a poll doesn't settle it.
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i have one of these bad boys... stitching looks to be the same color.
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i have one of these bad boys... stitching looks to be the same color.
cool handle.
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Well I was happy to move on but you guys pulled me back in. I took pics of the stitching. OP is right, it's clearly a different color. And its not like our hands spend that much more time on the E brake that it should affect it. It's too consistent along the whole thread, not just where you grab it. Look at the stitching through the camera on your phone and then look at all other stitching in the car. It's clearly a different color dye. Good eye OP. But I guess the next step is a poll and then straight to BMW USA if a poll doesn't settle it.
Can someone take a pic of their stock e-brake handle?
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I PM'd you OP.
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Before any of us can help you further, we first need some pics of your passenger.
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Before any of us can help you further, we first need some pics of your passenger.
Wifey said help first then maybe a pic, but prob not haha
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I looked at my stitching yesterday and it is the same color.
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