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    Misc cosmetic parts

    Hi,I did a complete service and detail of the Z8 this weekend and need to replace a few misc cosmetic parts. Does anyone have a particular place they have used for such parts, or have any lying around they wish to sell. These are the ones:- Steering wheel center hub- Parking break cover- Shift knob- Engine firewall passenger side baffle- Driver's side brushed metal sill- trunk lid gas shocksPics attached.PM me if you have any of these (new) and wish to sell them.Thanks!Patrick
               

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    The best source of OEM parts in my mind is https://www.getbmwparts.com/ I have used them for multiple times and they have always been fantastic. It is interesting that what is on your list has pretty much been on my list as well and I have sourced everything from them. Excellent, very timely customer service as well - I believe it is a part of the BMW of Silver Springs operation.

    Here is a good place to research part numbers: https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/par...A---E52-BMW-Z8

    There is somewhere here a thread on refinishing the scratched door sills with very fine steel wool which I actually followed with excellent results. Could not find it - I'll continue looking and will post a link if I can locate it.

    The steering wheel hub is not a separate trim piece that could be purchased (to the best of my knowledge) as it is part of the total steering wheel assembly. I had mine painted by a custom paint job as it was nicked (from previous owner) and it came out great!

    Here are some links that might be helpful - please confirm correct color etc. if you are ordering.

    Trunk shock: https://www.getbmwparts.com/oem-part...er-51248234351

    Hand brake lever cover: https://www.getbmwparts.com/oem-part...er-34411166001

    Gear Shift Knob: https://www.getbmwparts.com/oem-part...10-25117504353
    Skip Hammerman

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    Here is a website that compares prices from different vendors. http://www.bmwpnpc.com/ BMW of Morristown is often a good source for parts. FCP Euro guarantees all parts for life. The stainless steel door sills can be refinished as Skip stated. I did this on my sills with good results. As I recall, you use a 300 or 400 grit sandpaper, trying to travel along the length of the sill consistent with the lines of the existing brushed finish. I lightly screwed my sills to a wooden sawhorse to keep it stable.Prior to successfully refinishing my original sills, I purchased a set of NOS sills which I still have. If you decide against trying to refinish them, I would be consider selling them if you have an interest. Incidentally, after replacing my shift knob and handbrake cover I now make it my practice to remove a ring I wear on my right hand. The finish on those parts is very soft, and as you are about to learn they are quite expensive.

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    Thanks so much, guys! For the sill covers - I have thought the same thing and considered just bringing them in to a metal shop. Having said that, I will try the approach you suggested.

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    Patrick - I found the thread on the refinishing of the door sills. It works well and is definitely worth trying before buying new ones:

    http://www.bmwz8.us/forum/body-inter...resh-2609.html
    Skip Hammerman

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    Wow... awesome, thanks Skip (and Ed for the original post!) I will give it a try.

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    BMW of South Atlanta parts has done a good job for me. Online ordering and good communication - a human actually reviews the order.

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    My dealer will also match the on line pricing. If you have some work scheduled for your car requiring parts, ask for the part numbers, get the prices and send the service manager an e-mail with links asking them if they will match the pricing. I am having a few minor things fixed on my car this week and I saved $300 by just asking the questions ($400 vs. $700). Most dealers also offer a 10% BMCCA discount if you are a member, but why not ask them to match on-line prices - my dealer was just fine with it.
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    My dealer has actually been great so far and I did email him. Their prices are same or better than online (I am in Canada so most of these sites are not ideal since crossing the border adds duty). Just for reference if anyone wants to negotiate with their dealers, here is what they provided (all prices in lowly CAD):25-11-7-504-353 would be $378.46.34-41-1-166-001 would be $121.41.51-24-8-234-351 would be $69.66.51-48-8-234-458 would be $130.31.Patrick

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    Since we are talking parts, does anyone have a part number for the emergency flasher switch/button in the center console? I haven't been able to find one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MauiMike View Post
    Since we are talking parts, does anyone have a part number for the emergency flasher switch/button in the center console? I haven't been able to find one.
    Here you go:

    https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/sho...89#61318377336
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    Thanks Skip - don't know how I missed it when I was searching, but I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MauiMike View Post
    Thanks Skip - don't know how I missed it when I was searching, but I did.
    My pleasure!
    Skip Hammerman

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    Unobtainium - the hazard switch (61318377336) shows as out of stock with no schedule for re-stocking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MauiMike View Post
    Unobtainium - the hazard switch (61318377336) shows as out of stock with no schedule for re-stocking.
    Is that info from the dealer or from on line source?
    Skip Hammerman

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    This is from BMW of South Atlanta, who says:

    "We do apologize, but our policy here is that we do not order parts if the Germany warehouse has not given an ETA since this could take months or even years and we do not want to hold up your money for that long. We apologize for the confusion, but at this time we are giving you a full refund and cancelling the order. You are welcome to check back with us in a couple months to see if Germany has given an ETA or gotten these in stock."

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    I thought BMW promised to make parts for the Z8's for 50 years?

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    Mike -

    Try contacting Jason at [email protected] to ask and see what he has to say. He has been most helpful to me over the years with my orders.

    Jason Reighard Internet Parts Manager
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    3211 Automobile Blvd. Silver Spring, MD 20904
    Skip Hammerman

    2002 BMW Z8 - Meisterschaft GT, PP installed, CDV delete. 100,000 Mile Club
    2013 BMW X3
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    U.S. dealers are terrible at ordering certain parts. Try Maximillian Importing; they have the most direct line to BMW Classic and see what they say.
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    This part is also in backorder in Germany
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