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Old 08-25-2010, 07:37 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by xi_ter View Post
The OEM replacement cover comes complete with heated seat panel. The leatherette version cost about $260 at BavAuto. You will need to move 4 wire rods from the old cover.

The edge of the driver's seat bottom is a common wear point and also a look at the pulled out seat cover at the end of the job.

hat go away on driving. Note I did not do the seat back, only the bottom.
nice write-up. You are correct that the OEM cover really is the best option. It fits, looks correct and should last a long time. I will need to replace mine in the near future as some stitching is coming apart. Hopefully the extended leg-zone won't be too much of a problem.

Cheat Sheet:

GT1/ISIS/MoDiC = Factory authorized diagnostic system used by BMW dealerships across the world.

NCS Expert = BMW Factory R&D programming tool available on the internet (not intended for the public and not available to the dealership network)

OEM = Genuine BMW part only available from a franchised BMW dealership.

DME = Engine Management Computer
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