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Nice! Good progress here.
Regarding mold and leather. I'm going to give you a tip, feel free to use it or not, but the only proper way to get rid of the mold in semi-permeable leather like napa in M5, is to treat it with something that kills the mold.
Its a two step process, time consuming some, but luckily, not very expensive.
Get a jug of a APC, I prefer simple green, you can use purple power or similar. Dilute it 50/50 with water (you can even use it full strength if mold is severe) and get a good quality boar brush, bunch of microfiber towels, and bucket of clean water. Dip brush in APC, work into lather, scrub every surface and crevice - then remove all with towels. Repeat if necessary. Soak a clean towel in water, and go over the treated surface once more. Repeat if needed.
Once you done with all leather, let it dry completely - open all doors and windows and let it sit outside on a hot day or something. Once completely dry, apply your favorite leather conditioner. I prefer Leatherique/Glym.
Once that is done, step two. Go to Amazon, and buy a good ozone generator. They are cheap, under $80 in most cases. Read the instructions, don't expose yourself to ozone much. Run the sucker for a few hours, then vent the car. Ozone will kill all the bacteria and eliminate ALL unpleasant smells. The mold will never return.
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