Hi! I'm a new member from NW Georgia, with an Alpine White/Black Leather '97 328iC (The Pampered One!), and a Steel Blue Metallic/Sand Leather '05 325i w/ Sport, Premium, and Winter Packages (The Workhorse Daily Driver). I got "hooked" as an enthusiast after my test drive of The Pampered One, which was for sale used, and of course, looking for TLC (aren't they all?). I ditched my (practically new) Ford DD for the then six year-old E46 as soon as I possibly could, and I have loved every minute of driving ever since! Fortunately, for my bank account and my marriage, I am an avid DIY car guy, and I actually enjoy all the attention these cars demand. Since we live in the boonies, I joined the BMWCCA so I can interact with other Bimmer Lovers, because they are few and far between out here, and exclamations of Ultimate Driving experiences are usually met with a blank stare... Now...the auto-dimming mirror in the E46 decided to leak a very caustic fluid on my console (as apparently the '05 and previous models all eventually will do once they go bad). Luckily (relatively speaking), I discovered it after just a few drips. There is a black stain on the passenger side knee panel leather that requires repair and re-dye. Here is my question (finally): the window sticker for the car lists the leather interior as "sand". The factory build order lists it as "hellbeige 2 (arbeitsn (N6HC)". I have looked this up, and it is described as "Dakota Beige". I have looked-up Dakota Beige, and have found several different descriptions/shades (Cream, Light, Tan, etc). The "sand" color is coded "0515" in most leather dye listings. I have found several different "Dakota Beige" listings, but no color codes. HERE IT COMES...WHAT THE HECK COLOR IS MY LEATHER INTERIOR? Are "sand" and Dakota Beige the same color? If so, what to make of the different descriptions of Dakota Beige? The stained area is about the size of a silver dollar, so I don't need much dye, but I need it to match as closely as possible because I am not re-dying a whole panel. Thanks in advance for your help. I swear this will be the longest thread that I ever post. Honest!