E46 Interior Restoration

Hey Guys,

I’m trying to restore the interior of my BMW e46 which is looking quite rough after 16 years on the road. I’m looking to reupholster my headliner, pillars, and even attempt my steering wheel. If anyone has any tips or wants to help out that would be greatly appreciated! I’ve always been horrible at arts and crafts so this should be interesting.



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Looking at salvage yards for similar year cars to yours might be an option.
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Very cool Darshan, I’m doing similar work to my 97 E36 M3 sedan. If you need any help or tips, feel free to give me a shout.

I would be shocked to find a clean interior that old in a junk yard…

We have a machine suitable to upholstry. I would start with the headliner as it is not that difficult.

Sailrite sells many of the fasteners and has a bunch of videos.

Take the time to remove the old one intact as it will become your template…