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    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/galler...d.JPG

    Driver seat ...
    http://www.bmwboard.com/galler...d.JPG

    Rear Seat, bottom only ...
    http://www.bmwboard.com/galler...d.JPG

    Parking brake console ...
    http://www.bmwboard.com/galler...d.JPG

    Shifter & extra gauges console...
    http://www.bmwboard.com/galler...d.JPG

    Rear 1/4 panels ...
    http://www.bmwboard.com/galler...d.JPG

    Removed carpet, steering wheel and retrofitted heated seat wire harness...
    http://www.bmwboard.com/galler...d.JPG

    Installed new to me carpet, ran wires and steering wheel...
    http://www.bmwboard.com/galler...d.JPG

    Rear seat bottom, 1/4 panels and fixed top lid release handle...
    http://www.bmwboard.com/galler...d.JPG

    Center consoles and gauges as well as heated seat switchs...
    http://www.bmwboard.com/galler...d.JPG

    Driver seat, rocker paneles etc...
    http://www.bmwboard.com/galler...d.JPG

    Passenger seat and it's all done =) ...
    http://www.bmwboard.com/galler...d.JPG

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

    me no like old carpet



    new to me carpet, looks better in person, really:) , notice slice markers...


    Heated seat harness, power supply on top left, seat connectors at center and switches to the right


    location of power supply for heated seats, top row, empty plug.


    Accelerator bottom section off floor as well as stop peg...


    Driver side under dash shenanigans, nice =)


    Passenger side looks even better...


    Center mambo wambo =)o


    FIN ...



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    Re: e30, new carpet & retrofitted heated seats, pics .

    nice job, I am about to do the same thing with my ix. you say the woring for the heated seats is fairly straight forward? How long did all of this take? I just need to find carpet with the foam under, and I am currently bidding for a seat wiring harness on ebay. The real trouble is going to be finding the heated seats, cant seem to find black leather heated ones for sale. I figure I'll come across some eventually, or just have to make my own. Let me know if you have any more info on this. Thanks.
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    Re: e30, new carpet & retrofitted heated seats, pi

    Aaron,

    heated seat harness, is very straight forward.

    it took me 3 1/2 hours in all, not counting playing with dogs, lunch, computer time and blahbing around.

    there's heated seat kits out there, slide those under your leather covers and you're good to go.

    i'm converting a set of non heated sport seats for my other cabrio, will use whole centers from heated seats, say, bottom and top areas, so i won't have to tear them open., well see how it goes.

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    So red e30, blk seats,grey carpet,tan door panels

    and black arm rest/door pulls? WTF ?

    Im just saying, looks a little mismatched dont you think?

    Why ont do it all in black since you already have the seats?

    '89 525iS 5spd.Bilstein/Bav Auto/Racing Dym Headers/Sebring Stainless Exh/18x8-x9 Wheels/Mtech wheel&knob and a bunch of other silly stuff that cost too much $$$


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    Hi guys, bring it back due to popular demand, people have been asking me to update missing pics so took a few while parting a 91 325iC, enjoy.

    Power block for harness next to blue relay
    [IMG]http://www.**********.com.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=8446&pictureid=31312[/IMG]



    run harness like this ...
    [IMG]http://www.**********.com.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=8446&pictureid=31315[/IMG]



    back towards driver seat, and over in front of seat rails.
    [IMG]http://www.**********.com.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=8446&pictureid=31310[/IMG]



    across and under rear vents and up towards shifter
    [IMG]http://www.**********.com.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=8446&pictureid=31319[/IMG]



    up trans and near parking brake handle
    [IMG]http://www.**********.com.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=8446&pictureid=31320[/IMG]



    over trans and towards passanger side in front of seat rails...
    [IMG]http://www.**********.com.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=8446&pictureid=31321[/IMG]



    under passanger side rear vents ...
    [IMG]http://www.**********.com.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=8446&pictureid=31314[/IMG]



    carpet back on
    [IMG]http://www.**********.com.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=8446&pictureid=31323[/IMG]



    center console, etc...
    [IMG]http://www.**********.com.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=8446&pictureid=31324[/IMG]
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