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Post by bz4kev » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:13 pm

Hi just fitted my m3 e46 heated seats all went well till I tried to work the heated seats :headbang: press the button on centre console and it just flashes once and won't turn on everything else works fine anyone have any ideas as to why I am having a problem :(
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Post by IRD » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:42 pm

Check the plugs under the seats to see that everything is properly seated. Had a similar problem with my M Sport seats and that is all it was. Pushed everything in tight, put a cable tie round the plugs and all was well. Hope this helps and it is something simple.

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Post by bz4kev » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:37 pm

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Check the plugs under the seats to see that everything is properly seated. Had a similar problem with my M Sport seats and that is all it was. Pushed everything in tight, put a cable tie round the plugs and all was well. Hope this helps and it is something simple.
Going to remove them tomorrow and check plug pins ect hopefully an easy fix fingers crossed :tumbleweed:
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Post by z4all » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:48 am

Interesting. So are this a straight fit? Would it work in my e85 2004 3.0i?

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Post by Buckz » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:03 am

z4all wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:48 am
Interesting. So are this a straight fit? Would it work in my e85 2004 3.0i?
I believe they're in the pre facelift. Facelift has different wiring from what I understand.
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Post by z4all » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:38 am

Buckz wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:03 am
z4all wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:48 am
Interesting. So are this a straight fit? Would it work in my e85 2004 3.0i?
I believe they're in the pre facelift. Facelift has different wiring from what I understand.
Cool. I might do this. E46 m3 seats r quite comfy

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Post by bz4kev » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:42 am

z4all wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:38 am
Buckz wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:03 am
z4all wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:48 am
Interesting. So are this a straight fit? Would it work in my e85 2004 3.0i?
I believe they're in the pre facelift. Facelift has different wiring from what I understand.
Cool. I might do this. E46 m3 seats r quite comfy
they are really an upgrade from standard z4 seats and a lot better value than z4 sports seats :thumbsup:
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Post by z4all » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:57 am

bz4kev wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:42 am
z4all wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:38 am
Buckz wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:03 am


I believe they're in the pre facelift. Facelift has different wiring from what I understand.
Cool. I might do this. E46 m3 seats r quite comfy
they are really an upgrade from standard z4 seats and a lot better value than z4 sports seats :thumbsup:
any issues at all? i've read stuff about the seatbelt or something? is it literally plug n play? thanks!

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Post by bz4kev » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:02 pm

z4all wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:57 am
bz4kev wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:42 am
z4all wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:38 am


Cool. I might do this. E46 m3 seats r quite comfy
they are really an upgrade from standard z4 seats and a lot better value than z4 sports seats :thumbsup:
any issues at all? i've read stuff about the seatbelt or something? is it literally plug n play? thanks!
yes couple of issues possibly wire issue which I am going to look at today also seat release levers are to long just trim them down problem sorted will update on wiring issue later
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Post by Leesfarm07 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:50 pm

Fitted a set of E46 M3 seats in mine that I bought off Jamie_z4. Really comfy and look good too.
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Post by Z4 Gaz » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:21 pm

Did you get this sorted?

I am probably going to fit E46 M3 seats to mine at some point, even though they weigh as much as the moon.

How are you finding them, do they go low enough?
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Post by IRD » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:34 pm

Guys, just check that your car has the necessary wiring if you are planning this mod. My car is pre-facelift (2005) and it was not pre-wired. I had to source wiring harnesses which aren't easy to find. Mine came from a BMW dealer in Lithuania. Look at the thread by FishyDave which gives a lot of helpful information.

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Post by -banned- » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:54 am

IRD wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:34 pm
Guys, just check that your car has the necessary wiring if you are planning this mod. My car is pre-facelift (2005) and it was not pre-wired. I had to source wiring harnesses which aren't easy to find. Mine came from a BMW dealer in Lithuania. Look at the thread by FishyDave which gives a lot of helpful information.
nonsense ,unless you fitting heated seats to the car that didn't' had tem you don't need anything extra .
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Post by IRD » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:09 pm

P4k1

Didn't realise you knew my car so well.

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Post by IRD » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:25 pm

Just to clarify gentlemen. If your car already has electric, heated seats then P4K1's assertion (so succinctly put) regarding my advice is correct. It should be just plug and play. However, I mistakenly believed that all pre-facelift cars were pre-wired for electric seats whether they were originally fitted with them or not. Mine was not pre-wired and so I needed the harnesses. The part number is: 61110307620 and mine came from KrastaAuto in Vilnius, Lithuania. These are not easy to find as BMW no longer produce them.
To check whether your car is pre-wired look at the yellow plug under the seat and see if either end of the plug is populated. The middle will be for airbags etc. but of the outsides of the plug are empty then the car is not pre-wired.
Hope this helps.

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