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Old 01-04-2013, 02:13 PM   #121
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great help

Thank you for the detail, I now this is an old post, but I just got a driver's power sport seat, and need to retro from manual. I just had one question you gave the part number for the pin in the seat connector, but what is the part number for the socket that goes in the fuse box, if you can recall and you did this in an E30 do you have a clue if the Part numbers are the same for an E46? Thanks B

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Old 05-01-2013, 01:55 PM   #122
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does anyone have a picture of where K-BUS wire gets connected?
wire from my seat to fuse box is done power works. just need the right place to connect memory wire.
if someone can post a picture of the connecting in fuse box would greatly be appreciated. i been reading this entire post still cant seem to get where the actually wire gets connected.
everything else from this post worked 100% .
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:39 PM   #123
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K-bus

I don't have a picture, but the kbus can be accessed on top of the fuse box. That big plastic thing that slides on top of the box with all the red/white/orange and brown wires is the kbus. I didn't figure it out either at first, but what I did was find an open port and inserted a connecter to it. It didn't work at first but I tried a couple locations until it did. When you have the right location the red memory button lights up when you press it. Sorry not more detailed I'm no mechanic, good luck.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:05 PM   #124
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yeh, its the black box pictured above the fusebox. Slide it out, and then slide out the connector with the red/white/orange

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Old 05-02-2013, 11:27 AM   #125
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Thank you very helpfull..

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yeh, its the black box pictured above the fusebox. Slide it out, and then slide out the connector with the red/white/orange

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Old 05-30-2013, 11:42 PM   #126
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i have none sport power/memory seats in my car i got some sport manual seats, i already removed the back support as its is held by 2 bolts to frame and a quick disconnect for heated portion of it. is it possible to remove the bottom seat skin and foam without removing the seat pan??

i tried to remove the seat skin on the bottom piece but i was not able too... looks like the seat skin is attached to the pan??

also is it possible to remove the bottom portion seat warmer without cutting the wires??
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:11 AM   #127
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i have none sport power/memory seats in my car i got some sport manual seats, i already removed the back support as its is held by 2 bolts to frame and a quick disconnect for heated portion of it. is it possible to remove the bottom seat skin and foam without removing the seat pan??

i tried to remove the seat skin on the bottom piece but i was not able too... looks like the seat skin is attached to the pan??

also is it possible to remove the bottom portion seat warmer without cutting the wires??
never mind... got the seat pan removed with seat skin and foam attached... just had to remove the bolt illistrated in this article bolt #1 and the seat pan just pops up... the bracket is groved so you have to pop it from the treated hole....
http://bmw.workshop-manuals.com/3_Se...ex.php?id=2295

as for the wires for heated seats it just disconnects fromt he yellow quick connector once your remove the backing off it.
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:11 AM   #128
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if you want to add the memory function you will have to wire the k-bus (it's the wire dedicated to the memory).
Just got a M3 powered with memory.
I have manual heated seats. If I don't want the memory function, just the power adjustment to work, plug and play ?

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Old 08-15-2013, 02:05 AM   #129
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Since its 2 in the morning, I'll save this spot for later. I'll read through the thread, but what i'm looking to do is hopefully simple.

I am dying my seats. Nothing else needs to be done, no wiring, etc. Before I dig into it, I'm just looking for a little insight how to:

1. Remove the plastic covering and what not (its gray, need to paint it black)
2. Remove the bottom leather portion that way I can dye these seats properly.

If anyone has a quick step by step process, I would be grateful. If not, I'll read up on it hopefully in this thread when I'm not so restless.

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Old 08-16-2013, 12:27 PM   #130
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Just got a M3 powered with memory.
I have manual heated seats. If I don't want the memory function, just the power adjustment to work, plug and play ?

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No. You need to wire the power source.
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:38 AM   #131
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No. You need to wire the power source.

Thanks. Might as well hook up the memory. Kinda nervous doing this... is it easier than it look?
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:16 PM   #132
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Thanks OP.
I completed this on the weekend.
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:16 PM   #133
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Smile e46 rear head rest removal

Lift head rest turn both stems quarter turn clock wise and lift out stems can be removed from head rest same way to replace in car just push back
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Old 12-24-2013, 02:33 PM   #134
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I have one question about wiring. Ivegotissues said that in the fusebox there is only RED(power) wire fitted. So..that means that i must fit two RED wires into the fusebox(for driver and passenger side). But where are those wires going to get a power? If i stick them with the connector into the fuse hole there is no power..or am i wrong?? And fuse is made of two legs..i mean for one fuse there need to be two connectors in fusebox(RED as power and???
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Old 12-24-2013, 07:13 PM   #135
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Fuse 65 and 70 bottom half of the rail is live wires with conections on go into top half 65 and 70 pull out a fuse to one side shine light and it explains its self hope this helps
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:02 PM   #136
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Thank you. One more thing.my seats are also heated..but not original BMW heating. i installed universal..but now i have one more question...where to wire a power? I mean where i can get power for heating except fusebox. From ciggarette lighter? Strong enough? It has 100W, single seat heater has 10AMPS fuse.
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Old 03-29-2014, 05:47 AM   #137
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Hi there,
I'm going to get 2 front seats RHD, and would like to use them in my LHD car. They are electric with memories, so of course i'm gonna have to buy the control unit (the part with all the buttons on the external side of the seat) for my left seat. But as the right seat will have the same unit, i was wondering if i could use the memory function. It already has the buttons, and i can find the memory module on ebay, but how to not go through the GM5 ? Any leads ?
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Old 06-06-2014, 03:14 AM   #138
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Can I just connect the power and memory direct to the battery (fuse in between)? Pin 13 and 15 to positive and Pin 14 to ground?


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Old 08-05-2014, 05:18 PM   #139
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So I got all the fuse box stripped down and then didn't know or read anywhere that you needed terminals for the fuse box?!
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Old 09-10-2014, 09:15 AM   #140
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help for the memorie harness

Hi right now I'm doing this retrofit I had manual seats and now I'm installind power sport seats into my car, I already threw the positive 12 gauge from the driver side to de glove box, but I am having issues umderstandig where exactly I have to plug the 16 gauge cable coming from the 15 pin , from what I umderstand the comb connectors is a place that have a lot of wires so how I do I know in whichomes I have to plug the wire? thanks!
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