I had to resort to contacting the President of bmw to finally fix the annoying noise at the back of my bmw. This was after taking my car to the bmw dealership four times over a two-year period to try fix the noise - which they never did. I am convinced that this noise in the back of car is widespread among bmw 3-series cars (E90). I have now heard it in four different 3-series bmws and I was told by
No youre not insane. I have used towels under the car seat and a special rubber padliner that goes between the leather and carseat. The liner can be had in different colors to match the interior or you can but a towel to match. If its just every once in a while I would get the towel as it would be cheaper and I have found out that bmw back seats are not well designed for car seats since they are more contoured (at least the 3 series and X3). The towel can compensate for the variation.
Depends how low or high you want to sit. Another pet peeve of mine with the bmw seat is that as you raise it it goes forward (on a canted lift system). If you go low is goes back further. The 3 serries seatslifts are more straight up and down so you dont lose leg room likle in the 5 and 7 series. That sais the GT and 7 are big so it somewhat makes up for the loss.
Quote Originally Posted by Alex D installing a stock seat with all kinds of padding was dangerous because the seat was completely unstable and wiggled around. This is true but modifying the seat is not the solution. Calling bmw and asking them what seat fits in the back of your car is a solution. Not putting any seat in your car and not using it to drive your child around is a solution. What you did is stupid and dangerous and could have tragic consequences.
I also found out that bmw sells a full line of great seats in Germany ... but not here in the US. httpwww.bmw.dededeownersacces...erfinder.html I will check your suggestion out ASAP I guess this is for a Convertible. Hee is the post from the link you provided seat INFORMATION seat brandCombiseat nameKobuckCAR INFORMATION makebmwmodel330CIyear2003INSTALLATION INFO seating row2nd Rowseating positionPassenger
1) For a kids first year the seat has to be mounted backwards. A backwards-mounted seat in a 3 series is a bit tight but it should be OK if you put it in the middle (which is safer too in case theres a side impact). 2) After the first year the seat gets turned forward and then it fits very comfortably behind either seat. 3) The only problem I could foresee is if you have two kids within 3 years. The
Quote Originally Posted by rwg A child seat should be in the middle huh So its protected from the air bags Arent the air bags in back located high enough that would miss a child seat REgardless lower anchors for the latch system dont exist for the middle seat and the manual says the middle seat is not wide enough for many child restraint seats. The manual oes not say anything that I can find about choosing the center seat to avoid air bags. In my car that center without appropriate latch anchors is exactly where the child seat will NOT go. THere is some common sense truth to the fact that putting the seat in the middle of the car means it is much less likely to be hit in the event of a side impact. But that doesnt help any of the seat isnt secured and your kid goes flying around anyway. I agree that the air bags in the rear (I think) dont in any way threaten a child in a car seat -- the airbags in the rear (I think) are side curtain and as you say they are too high and -- unlike the front air bags -- NOT pointed at the seat occupants face. THE reason to put a kid in the middle position is to avoid the carnage from a side impact. As for the lack of LATCH -- I didnt know that there were no connectors in the middle. We use the seat belt (properly cinched so it is locked down) instead of the latch to restrain the car seat. It works just as well as LATCH -- as long as you attach it correctly. If the OP wants to put a rear-facing car seat on the side rather than the middle -- and he will have to do this once he has a second child -- then (and this was my point in my previous post) that rear-facing car seat will intrude into the front passengers space unless he has purposely bought a smallish child seat. Perhaps the bmw car seats are designed to be small enough for this purpose
Quote Originally Posted by morzada First let me introduce the topic by assuring everyone that even as a noob (to bmws...) I already know enough to use the search function which Ive been doing for the last hour-and-a-half. Lots of good information but by no means exhaustive. Im investigating all the options to deal with my blown-out drivers seat bolster. The leather has a large hole (thanks P.O.) and
The back seat of the 4 is big but isnt not amazing. I can sit in the back seat of the F30 3 series comfortably. The back seat of the 4 series I have to tuck my head it wouldnt be comfortable for longer then a 10-15 minute ride. That being said I am 65 and the F32 does have more head room then the E92. Tim
Quote Originally Posted by tim330i The back seat of the 4 is big but isnt not amazing. I can sit in the back seat of the F30 3 series comfortably. The back seat of the 4 series I have to tuck my head it wouldnt be comfortable for longer then a 10-15 minute ride. That being said I am 65 and the F32 does have more head room then the E92. Tim So youre one of those freaks of nature. . If the F32 has better
Quote Originally Posted by hans007 Im guessing the F32 will be a little bit better than the e92 but still probably not... hey lets drive for 5 hours somewhere level good. cant really expect it honestly. if you sit in the back of a F12 6 series its pretty terrible so i cant imagine it being much better in a F32. Took the words out of my mouth. Sitting in the back seat of a M6 makes you appreciate the
Quote Originally Posted by gunship911 Will popping the seat out cause any dashboard lights to come on Quote Originally Posted by gunship911 A friend removed a seat on his 3 series and the airbag light came on. I can see that happening but I bet it was a front seat with a weight sensor that tells the airbag to deploy or not. Trust us the e39 back seat is very simple. Just walk out to your car grab the
Quote Originally Posted by bjast Is it possible on a 2003 330Ci with Sports seats to swap the backs of the two seats I ask the question because the heater unit in the drivers seat doesnt work and bmw says the part fix is a new seat back at 600. Rather than pay that Im considering swapping the seat backs since I dont mind giving up the backrest heater in the passengers seat. Thanks I am certain you
LOL. Actually one of the reasons I came to bmw from Mercedes is because it seems they (bmw) build their cars for taller people in comparison. M-B with their historically large boats seem make cars for shorter (than taller) people and I say this because at 64 I cant fit in a CLS or HUGE CL without having to kink my neck its utterly annoying and ridiculous considering Im not Shaq or anything. Even my
Quote Originally Posted by Vue_E39 How can I remove the back seats of my 99 528i Any help is appreciated. Removing the seat bench is as described above - pull up hard at the front. If you want to remove the seat back that takes a bit more work ... There are two bolts at the bottom of the seat visible when you open the door and look at the seat back bottom from outside the car - remove those. You also need to remove the three headrests and perhaps the middle headrest bracket. Once that is done lift the seat back straight up (like removing a picture from wall though with more force). There is a full writeup on www.bmwtips.com under tips&tricks in the stereo section. I suggest you give that a read. Bill
back seat - Battery Installation UPDATE HA HA I graduated to BIG GIRL HOOD with out the bmw gods help And I can answer my own question...1) Patience 2) if at first you fail try try again 3) PULL HARD. I got the rear seat up and installed the new battery after having the old one tested and confirmed it is dead. My baby started but choked a few times then stayed on the check engine light and trans program
Sicks- Ive got two male golden retrievers a 7 month old puppy (43 pounds) and a 2 year old (85 pounds). I bought the bmw rear seat cover (I think it was between 200-300) when I first got the car a year ago. Used it once- its way too much trouble. And its is not that easy to get the dogs into the back seat. When they go for a short ride (to the vet or groomer) one gets on the passenger seat (fasten
If you search around for the procedure to replace the ABS sensor mat in the passenger seat youll get a very good idea of what dis-assembling the base of your seat involves. If you check here httpwww.realoem.combmwshowparts...45&hg52&fg25 Youll see to replace your entire seat is going to run you 3000 -- so its probably worth trying the DIY for re-stuffing it. Heres the individual parts list - youre
released. It can stay in the upright position as long as the release has been pulled. It stays quiet that way. My dealership could not figure it out they told me they adjusted and lubricated the release. I suspect it is something shifting around in the trim pieces back there and that the alignment of the components changes when the seat is released. Ringing any bells for anyone Mitch Im with bmw
Just to let everyone know I did get a call from bmw based on this post. I want to clarify that the dealership could not reproduce the sound (it usually takes a day or two of driving with the seatback locked for it to start). The dealership told me to come back when the sound returned but I havent had a chance yet (it did come back and Im back to driving with the seat lock released again). I posted
Quote Originally Posted by SafariKC Hi folks Im looking for options for a 2011 535ix GT to protect the back seat from the dog moving around back there. I see there is a universal series 5 rear protection kit but it doesnt fit in the GT (or so Im told) Anyone have favorite back seat protection methods for the GT Thanks for sharing KC Nice to see another F07 with a dog. My German shepherd is 100 lbs
LOL He said seat back not back seat. How many of you have motorized back seats BTW go to httpwww.bmwtips.com and click on Tips&Tricks. There are several articles posted that should help you. Bill
Quote Originally Posted by bimmerguy288 Hi guys. Since the 3er doesnt have any storage for the back seats whats a neat solution I have seen some seatback organizers with lots of pockets but I just want a simple neat looking one. I put the seat back down - if you have that option makes a good parcel shelf. For storage use bmws form fitted luggage for the 3s rear seat or anything else.
Quote Originally Posted by CALWATERBOY I put the seat back down - if you have that option makes a good parcel shelf. For storage use bmws form fitted luggage for the 3s rear seat or anything else. I do have the folddown back seats. I am just looking for some sort of pocketstorage for the rear passengers to put stuff like snack tissues most of those organizers have too many compartments look too messy.
the rear passengers to put stuff like snack tissues most of those organizers have too many compartments look too messy. Quote Originally Posted by Zeichen311 Dont know if you noticed but there is a storage compartment behind the fold-down armrest. It is about large enough to hold the owners manual portfolio (and some people use it for exactly that). You can also order an alternate cassette from bmw.
Quote Originally Posted by ProfessorCook The back seats the lower part that you actually sit on pull right out. Nothing to unbolt or unscrew. Try grabbing it where the back of your calf would be and pull up and towards you. Thanks...pulled seats out and was able to apply some enzyme based solution I located at a nearby pet shop. Applied once let dry for a day and put the second app on this morning... I will let it dry for another day or so then put the seat back and begin long process of waiting to get that unique bmw smell back.
Quote Originally Posted by frankhenderson I solved it It is the back cup holders in the center console. I lowered the console and extended the plastic holders - no rattle - just vibration sounds. If you push up lightly on the bottom of the cup holders it is the same noise I heard when it was put away and closed. I have been driving around since yesterday and have not had the problem. I called bmw for
There are three motors in the power seat. One for up and down one for forward and backward and one for the tilt of the seat back. The motor with the extended axles is the forward and backward movement motor. This info will help....... httpwww.pelicanparts.combmwtech...eat-Repair.htm
out on the right side of my backseats kinda where the leather and the felt meet. It was actually three wires blueredgreen (i think) coupled together with a black square head. Its weird bc i rarely drive people in my back seat. I have also not noticed any malfunctions (yet). Anyone have any clue what im talking about Thats probably for the battery monitor. If you look at new cars parked in a bmw
Hmmn. I guess I need to decide whether I really care or not then I should probably go look at one closely sit in the back seat etc. For the record the back seat in a 1-series is fair enough game for me. em if they cant take a joke. Theyll be riding (albeit a tad cramped) in a very nice car. When it comes down to it I think if Im going to spend a few beans and get a car I want Im going to get the car I want.
phat2000 i think this is what youre talking about. dont worry mine does it too just not enough for me to dismantle my seat to find. httpwww.bmwtips.comtipsntricksindex.htm go down under interior its like 9 and 10. this addresses what i think youre talking about but this isnt the exact thing that i saw for the fix. the fix that i saw (once looking at the pictures youll probably know what im talking
jcortho - I feel your pain mate Even customising my two prior cars I thought that buying a bmw would solve my need to modify seats... Wrong after 45mins in the Sport seat my lower back was killing me. I was a bit disappointed that the seats dont have manual lumbar in them. So what joebox has done is a fantastic idea I might check my dealer and see whats involved in doing it. Cheers
Quote Originally Posted by paximperium I love how the 1-series handles especially the 135...unfortunately the 1-series is fugly. The only negatives for the 1 series is it loses on looks to the 3 series and the back-seat area is a joke. Otherwise the 135i coupe is a badass drive
Quote Originally Posted by paximperium Please keep your finger off my argument. Thats just inappropriate. It is better then in it. Dont let the suckers in the 6 series know they are driving the worst BWM available for the month of August second YTD. It is all personal taste on what you like more and what you need. I bet people shy away from the 1 series due to size and the price being so close to the
to fix two DVD screens on the back seats through the dealer dose anyone have an idea if this would damage the electrical system of the car Dose it have something to do with battery life time Dose it work (DVD screens ) while the car is moving Dose fixing those DVD screens requires doing any holes in the seat it self Need a little more info on what youre planning on doing. Is this the bmw
Quote Originally Posted by Queta731 Going from a SUV to a bmw I didnt think that my snowboard wouldnt fit in the trunk. Well I was all excited about going snowboarding this weekend til I tried to fit my board in my trunk. It doesnt fit. Does anyone know if any part of the back seats fold down wo the cold weather package No I believe only if you have the fold-down rear seat option alone or in the CWP.