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fporro 06-08-2007 03:00 PM

e30, new carpet & retrofitted heated seats, pics ...
 
so,
followed Ferdinand's advice and cut a little off., thanks.
there were oem pre-cut starters, perhaps it was a replacement carpet.

some of the highlights include...

- removing accelerator pedal bottom section from floor, push-in lower tabs, pull upwards and it will release.

- removing accelerator stop peg, very easy, but a must do prior to carpet install.

- also, retrofitted wire harness for heated seat, very easy too, just ran it alone existing window switch harness.
Positive comes from power block to the left of steering column, unique connector to unique receptor,
can't miss, to the left of RD/GR & WH/PL.
negative mates with other grounds in same general area.
no relays involved.

- figuring out wire mesh for extra gauges, hahhaha, i don't label nuthings :)

- and last but not least, a snaped soft top lid handle, it feel apart, hahahha., good times :)

have a ton of pics, posting links to them and a few actual images of the mid morning ordeal,
sorry but sun shined hard at times so there's glare towards he end.

Passenger seat out...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3441-med.JPG

Driver seat ...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3442-med.JPG

Rear Seat, bottom only ...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3443-med.JPG

Parking brake console ...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3444-med.JPG

Shifter & extra gauges console...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3445-med.JPG

Rear 1/4 panels ...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3447-med.JPG

Removed carpet, steering wheel and retrofitted heated seat wire harness...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3464-med.JPG

Installed new to me carpet, ran wires and steering wheel...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3474-med.JPG

Rear seat bottom, 1/4 panels and fixed top lid release handle...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3478-med.JPG

Center consoles and gauges as well as heated seat switchs...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3479-med.JPG

Driver seat, rocker paneles etc...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3480-med.JPG

Passenger seat and it's all done :) ...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3481-med.JPG

now, here's the highlighted events :)-D

me no like old carpet

http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3448-med.JPG

new to me carpet, looks better in person, really:) , notice slice markers...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3449-med.JPG

Heated seat harness, power supply on top left, seat connectors at center and switches to the right
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3456-med.JPG

more pics on next post ...

fporro 06-08-2007 03:02 PM

here's the last 6 pics ...

location of power supply for heated seats, top row, empty plug.
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3461-med.JPG

Accelerator bottom section off floor as well as stop peg...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3466-med.JPG


Driver side under dash shenanigans, nice :)
http://www.r3vlimited.com/gallery/fi...1/134_3468.JPG

Passenger side looks even better...
http://www.r3vlimited.com/gallery/fi...1/134_3469.JPG

Center mambo wambo :)o
http://www.r3vlimited.com/gallery/fi...1/134_3472.JPG

FIN ...
http://www.r3vlimited.com/gallery/fi...1/134_3487.JPG

hadesm5 06-08-2007 09:00 PM

thats funny, i'm gonna do the same exact thing soon, change tan to grey! thanks for the pic, they'll definately help. looks good too

calegrant 06-08-2007 09:51 PM

Wait what? There's more to your posts than your sig?

Soldo 06-08-2007 10:15 PM

Was the heated seat retrofit tough to do? Do i need the carpet out in order to do it all?

fporro 06-09-2007 12:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hadesm5
thats funny, i'm gonna do the same exact thing soon, change tan to grey! thanks for the pic, they'll definately help. looks good too

ah, glad to be of help.
it sure looks nicer, thanks.


Quote:

Originally Posted by calegrant
Wait what? There's more to your posts than your sig?

hahahha *th-up*


Quote:

Originally Posted by Soldo
Was the heated seat retrofit tough to do?
Do i need the carpet out in order to do it all?

nope, it's very easy, did it to my other iC without removing carpet.
you can use a wire hanger to fish-out the harness.

- remove seats
- remove Parking brake console, holes are same size as power window switch ones., there may be marking on underside, check for them.
- remove shifter console,
- remove driver side rocker panel cover

push down connector towards seats area,
DO NOT RUN IT ACROSS/UNDER SEAT RAILS (don't ask how i know *sad* )
connectors should come out through heater vent area under seats.
same goes for both side.

fish-out/run rest of harness towards rocker panel, lift that side of rug, zip tie harnesses, lead it towards speaker, then up towards power bloc..

it's pretty easy, really.

this picture gives you general idea of how the main harness runs under it all, notice that there's nothinh between seats mounting points. keep t that way :idea: ...

http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...f_134_3464.JPG...

Soldo 06-09-2007 12:52 AM

Thanks, i have an E36, but i can see that its more or less the same!

fporro 06-09-2007 10:27 AM

*smoke*

static 06-10-2007 09:17 PM

this reminds me so much of my winter project

sand the rusty spots and cover in POR15
install a "proper" DIY clutch stop - you will thank yourself

fporro 06-12-2007 10:49 PM

^ thanks for that, I'll get it done before it spreads.

same goes for DIY clutch stop, not that it has ever giving me trouble.
why is it an upgrade again, saw something about it a while ago. but can't remember.

Luke318is 06-13-2007 02:46 AM

Do you mean a hammer stand, or am i completely missing the point...

static 06-13-2007 12:26 PM

stock clutch stop is usually too far from the engagement point. With a DIY clutchstop (M10 bolt, two nuts, a washer and a rubber/plastic cap on top of the bolt) you can easily adjust the height.
Mine came out very decently looking for about $5 at HD. I wouldn't imagine driving without one now.

Luke318is 06-13-2007 06:13 PM

Like this right?
http://www.bavauto.com/assets/imglib500/hammerstand.jpg

static 06-13-2007 06:29 PM

this looks good, but i prefer a layer of something soft like rubber or plastic between the metal of the bolt and the plastic lever of the clutch pedal.
This clutch stop looks too fancy for being behind the pedal out of sight and probably much more than $5 that i spent

Luke318is 06-13-2007 07:19 PM

ya the bavauto one is way overpriced......thats why i dont have it.


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