agzand
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Replaced Deka Silver trim with Dark Oak Wood Trim

Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:21 pm

I just replaced the silver trim on my 2018 Deka World i3REX with dark oak wood trim. Looks better in my opinion. The wood trim was the only thing that bothered me about buying the Deka World.

I have documented the process in this video (sorry for the long video, didn't have time to cut it any shorter):

https://youtu.be/MdUlBTkXMsw

Deutsch100
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Re: Replaced Deka Silver trim with Dark Oak Wood Trim

Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:54 pm

Looks great. My first i3 had Deka silver trim. I liked it, but never loved it. My current has the dark oak wood and I LOVE it. Great job! Congrats!
2020 i3S Rex; Capparis White

symonray
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Re: Replaced Deka Silver trim with Dark Oak Wood Trim

Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:17 pm

agzand,

From which company did you order the wood trim pieces?

I am thinking about ordering the same oak trim pieces for my 2017 i3 Rex.
Timothy Simonds
2017 BMW i3 Rex

agzand
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Re: Replaced Deka Silver trim with Dark Oak Wood Trim

Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:56 pm

symonray wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:17 pm
agzand,

From which company did you order the wood trim pieces?

I am thinking about ordering the same oak trim pieces for my 2017 i3 Rex.
I tried ordering thru a BMW dealer, but they said BMW NA does not provide this part anymore.

I found a seller in Europe on ebay. I have the link in my youtube video description. Their service was excellent, I received it in about 2 weeks.

agzand
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Re: Replaced Deka Silver trim with Dark Oak Wood Trim

Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:01 pm

Deutsch100 wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:54 pm
Looks great. My first i3 had Deka silver trim. I liked it, but never loved it. My current has the dark oak wood and I LOVE it. Great job! Congrats!
Thanks! I know the light wood is more popular, but I think the dark oak fits the Deka World better and probably is more durable as well. Also for some reason the light wood is significantly more expensive when I checked part numbers.

Star63
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Re: Replaced Deka Silver trim with Dark Oak Wood Trim

Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:21 pm

I agree. The dark Oak looks great.
I've done the same. I was able to order a used set from Norway.
2014 BMW i3 REX

Spamouflage
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Location: Saskatchewan, Canada

Re: Replaced Deka Silver trim with Dark Oak Wood Trim

Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:18 am

I will look I to it as well. Love the dark brown open pore wood.

brinton7
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Re: Replaced Deka Silver trim with Dark Oak Wood Trim

Wed May 26, 2021 1:18 am

Nice upgrade. The wood trim adds a classic touch.

symonray
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Re: Replaced Deka Silver trim with Dark Oak Wood Trim

Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:44 am

The dark oak wood trim kit is no longer available to order through BMW North America, and it is currently in very short supply in the UK. I have placed several orders through a variety of online parts suppliers in the US and Europe, and all have been cancelled due to the wood trim pieces being out of stock or otherwise unavailable. I was finally able to place an order with a parts dealer in Eastern Europe who orders directly from BMW AG in Germany and who claims he can fill my order. I have my fingers crossed that this order will be successful.
Timothy Simonds
2017 BMW i3 Rex

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