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Old 01-03-2005, 05:47 PM   #1
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DYI Backseat Removal

Does anyone have a DYI with pictures, if possible, on removing the rear seat? If no pictures, that's o.k. I just need some good instructions. I have a 2004 325CI with folding rear seat. If anyone can help me with instructions, I would be more than gratefull.

Oh by the way, I have already search, but could not find.

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Old 01-03-2005, 06:27 PM   #2
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Does anyone have a DYI with pictures, if possible, on removing the rear seat? If no pictures, that's o.k. I just need some good instructions. I have a 2004 325CI with folding rear seat. If anyone can help me with instructions, I would be more than gratefull.

Oh by the way, I have already search, but could not find.

Thank you...Have a nice day.
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Old 01-03-2005, 06:45 PM   #3
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dunno about a coupe, but for a sedan, you just grab the seat and start yankin. hah
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Old 01-03-2005, 07:00 PM   #4
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dunno about a coupe, but for a sedan, you just grab the seat and start yankin. hah
yeah... same thing for the coupe, might have to remove the interior side panels also
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Old 01-03-2005, 08:44 PM   #5
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lift up and out. Easy.
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Old 01-03-2005, 09:29 PM   #6
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What is a folding rear seat,
sorry for the ignorance, mine is suppose to have that also
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Old 01-03-2005, 09:31 PM   #7
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it folds down. the seats fold down from your back to the butt on the seat in the rear, if you have that option.
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Old 08-23-2006, 10:53 AM   #8
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if I do not have the pass through option can I still remove the backs of the rear seat to get through I locked my keys in the trunk and everything is disabled from the motion sensor going off!!! Please help fast!!!! 04 coupe
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Old 08-23-2006, 04:13 PM   #9
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if I do not have the pass through option can I still remove the backs of the rear seat to get through I locked my keys in the trunk and everything is disabled from the motion sensor going off!!! Please help fast!!!! 04 coupe
what about the trunk release button that is under the dash near the hood release?
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Old 08-23-2006, 07:24 PM   #10
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everything is disabled because the car was locked by remote when i left but since the windows were down some I was able to get in the car but it shut down the trunk release.

On that note a guy on here states that no key is needed, can be done in minutes but he can't reveal his secret!!! No locksmith has been able to get into it even with the special cut key and pin setter. Is there anyway I can bypass the security and open it? BMW says friday is soonest key can get out. Windows down parked in random parking lot!
I need HELP!
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Old 08-24-2006, 02:23 PM   #11
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leew,

i don't think you can do anything about it other than having somebody bringing a second set of keys over to you.

aaron56,

here is what you do to completely remove the backseat:

1. Yank the bench upwards by grabbing about 3-4 inches away from the center of the bench (both left and right direction)

2. fold the seats down like how you do it before

3. locate the little bolt in the place where the two seat-backs meet. you will spot it right away

4. undo the bolt

5. pull out the seat-backs

6. Drink some beer and you are done.
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Old 08-24-2006, 05:02 PM   #12
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thanks though everyone has been very helpful in this situation it will go unresolved until I pick up a new key from BMW.
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:25 PM   #13
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I also want to say thanks! I just changed the interior in my 330ci 2004, which would have taken me a hole lot longer without your help!
Thanks again!
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