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Old 09-03-2009, 03:00 PM   #1
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Removing seats

How do you guys get your seats out?

2 front bolts...not a problem, but the back ones are not accesible. Even with the seat moved all the way to the front, I still cant get my socket on there, the back of the seat is in the way, and my bolts are just to rusty to get a key around them.

Any help is appreciated.
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:03 PM   #2
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I just moved the seats forward and took them out. Can you move them up and down?
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:09 PM   #3
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I had a similar problem, I cut a socket down, then got the socket kit to turn a wrench
into a socket and it is only and inch high and it fit. Goodluck
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:50 PM   #4
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I just moved the seats forward and took them out. Can you move them up and down?

No, I'm just trying witht he passenger side right now and that seat does not move up and down.


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I had a similar problem, I cut a socket down, then got the socket kit to turn a wrench
into a socket and it is only and inch high and it fit. Goodluck
I had a feeling I'd have to get creative.
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:30 PM   #5
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i got mine out fine, just used a shallow socket and a universal joint and they came out fine. just try diffrent things
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Old 09-03-2009, 07:15 PM   #6
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Push down on the reclining lever, it also tilts the seat up. Which gives you tons of room to get them out.
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:09 AM   #7
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Push down on the reclining lever, it also tilts the seat up. Which gives you tons of room to get them out.
They say you learn something new everyday. Thanks, seats are out now.

I feel dumb though...never even knew that i could move the seat up. lol
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:19 PM   #8
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Ha you're lucky, my first time I figured out that lever the seat was up...and I was sitting in it...and I pushed the stupid thing down and dropped like a full 6 inches. had to change my pants after.
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Old 09-11-2009, 11:59 AM   #9
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For reference here is a good tutorial http://e30.bmwdiy.info/rear-seat-removal/index.html
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Old 09-11-2009, 05:37 PM   #10
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The best reference is your owners manual that show you how to opperate your seats... or the little sticker on the side of the seat. Literally a 8 minute job to remove seats.
Bunch of newbs!

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Old 09-12-2009, 06:40 AM   #11
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Awe, the benefits of electric seats!!! Mine took all of 5 minutes to remove.... used power controls to move seat forward and up to remove rear screws and then move it backwards till front bolts accessible and they're out!!!!
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Old 09-12-2009, 12:52 PM   #12
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Manual are better; they're even faster to move than the power, and you can do it with the battery out!
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