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Old 03-13-2010, 01:07 PM   #16
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Yes, I think it's a diff between sedan/coupe. Our seat mounts from e36 coupe would NOT fit into e46 sedan. Close, but off by about 1/2". This leads me to believe that the sedan seat mount a bit differently from e36 and e46 couppe.
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Well I will finish this thread by confirming the following.

Coupe seats from the 330 directly bolted into my 325IS. The rear bolts were a little tricky to get in but a pry bar fixed that.

Spade connectors (female) work perfectly as ground and power adapters for the power of the seats. I did run a 10awg wire down from the fuse box for the extra draw in power.
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Old 03-15-2010, 01:30 PM   #18
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Yes, I think it's a diff between sedan/coupe. Our seat mounts from e36 coupe would NOT fit into e46 sedan. Close, but off by about 1/2". This leads me to believe that the sedan seat mount a bit differently from e36 and e46 couppe.
Not true, I put in Ti m tech seats into my coupe ( Ti has the sedan floorplate) and they fit fine.

Bmw_7 put in coupe seats into his sedan, again no issues.
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Well I will finish this thread by confirming the following.

Coupe seats from the 330 directly bolted into my 325IS. The rear bolts were a little tricky to get in but a pry bar fixed that.

Spade connectors (female) work perfectly as ground and power adapters for the power of the seats. I did run a 10awg wire down from the fuse box for the extra draw in power.
cool! how much of a pry are we talking about... with mine you couldn't see the bolt hole until you started to file.
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Not true, I put in Ti m tech seats into my coupe ( Ti has the sedan floorplate) and they fit fine.

Bmw_7 put in coupe seats into his sedan, again no issues.
e46 SEDAN not e36 sedan (which is the same as an e36 coupe, and e46 coupe). What can I say ... our e46 SEDAN has different bolt pattern than the e36 coupe. Maybe they changed mid model or something, but the 1999 e46 SEDAN seems to be different.
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cool! how much of a pry are we talking about... with mine you couldn't see the bolt hole until you started to file.
You could see the hole.. the bolt would just not start unless you wanted to cross thread them! It was the hole closest to the transmission tunnel in the rear that was the problem on both seats..
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