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Old 09-09-2012, 07:34 PM   #61
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I called you one name, which was fact based, and now you can't stop calling me unfounded names.
I've wasted more than enough time on you and your nonsense. Ok you win, whatever.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:30 PM   #62
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:00 PM   #63
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It's easy to be a wiseass when you've done your due diligence and are correct, but when you try this and don't know what you're talking about, you're just a jackass.
Medicine kit is not a USA part so doesn't appear on realoem for my car. Don't have a VIN for euro cars to plug in.

Crestwood with the parts might have the bag with the number on it. Would make it convenient for all the rest who can't easily access it or have dealers who claim they can't find the part number.

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Old 09-09-2012, 09:04 PM   #64
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Just to end the bickering here's the PROOF that the screws exist, Jay from ecs was able to find them and add them to my order. Iv gotta go to the garage and look for the box I threw the bags in give me some time and I will find the number for you guys
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:44 PM   #65
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:24 AM   #66
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Wish I had found this thread before I ordered the box, now I have to wait on a bracket as it wasn't noted on the websited that one was needed.
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Old 06-07-2014, 01:21 PM   #67
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I've done this on a few E46s with sport seats. Just get the right bolts and used a #10 thread chase and very simple.

I see that some are using self taping machine screws, sure this is fine since it's not coming out often. It probably is easier, but if you have a thread kit already just get the #10 bolts and do a quick thread in the predrilled holes.
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:40 PM   #68
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Did both seats and loving the storage. Upbolted the passenger seat after a struggle with the driver's, piece of cake!

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Old 05-30-2015, 04:51 PM   #69
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I just installed this with 14x half inch sheet metal screws no problem. Thanks for the tips in this thread.

I was a little disappointed with the hinge and lock mechanism on the box. Obviously it's not meant to be opened and closed often, just for that one chance you're the first responder to an accident.

Anyone have any issues with repeated usage? Any one have a hinge rip, or the lock no longer holds, or something similar?
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Old 05-30-2015, 08:53 PM   #70
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Anyone have any issues with repeated usage? Any one have a hinge rip, or the lock no longer holds, or something similar?
They confiscated my scissors at airport security when I flew back from Germany!!

My door kept flopping open so I closed it with a piece of duct tape. That was years ago, and never been in there since.
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Old 06-02-2015, 11:49 PM   #71
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Yeah, I'm concerned about the longevity due to use. Decided I'll just make a trip to a shop that sells hinges and clasps to the wood working hobbyists when they go bad.

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Old 01-30-2017, 03:20 PM   #72
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I'd like the thank the original post which helped me greatly in installing the under seat first aid kit box.

In my case the stated #10 and #12 sheet metal screws did not work. Specifically the screws diameter was too small, and the 3/4 inch length was too long. I used #14 sheet metal screws that provided the necessary size to secure the first kit bracket. I should mention that my 2005 330 CI has the sport seats installed.

Some additional observations. The first aid kit mounting bracket (purchased from ECS Tunning) needs to be mounted with #14 sheet metal screws that are only 1/2 inch long. If 3/4 inch fasteners are used their length will cause interference with the moveable thigh support. You can use 3/4 #14 sheet metal screws but a 1/4 inch spacer must be used under the head of the fastners.

My actual first aid kit box (obtained from ebay) would not lock into the mounting bracket. I believe this may due to having a box that was not for the 3 series. The box mounted to the bracket, but the seat mechanism prevented it from moving aft enough to engage the mounting bracket locking provision. I modified the box by enlarging the lock opening in my box.

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Old 01-30-2017, 06:54 PM   #73
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I just tapped the 3 holes for the OEM first aid kit under the passenger's seat and the 2 holes for the OEM fire extinguisher under the driver's seat with 6mmX1.0 as per factory recommendations and then used the factory screws. Done.
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Tapping Holes?

OK I did not have to tap or make any additional holes in the seat structure as the seat already had the domed mounting holes in the seat structure that fit the first aid kit mounting bracket perfectly. The #14 sheet metal screws worked fine as long as they were approximately 1/2 inch long.

OI'm curious about the OEM fire extinguisher, that you mounted under the seat as I may be interested if it is a OEM option. Can you provide the BMW part number sof the extinguisher and its mounting bracket?

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Old 01-30-2017, 09:12 PM   #75
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OK I did not have to tap or make any additional holes in the seat structure as the seat already had the domed mounting holes in the seat structure that fit the first aid kit mounting bracket perfectly. The #14 sheet metal screws worked fine as long as they were approximately 1/2 inch long.

OI'm curious about the OEM fire extinguisher, that you mounted under the seat as I may be interested if it is a OEM option. Can you provide the BMW part number sof the extinguisher and its mounting bracket?

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Warbird5, I just ran over to Lowes and $10 later I had a tap and die set I needed anyway. I just tapped the pre-drilled holes. Seemed a little more OEM but I think the stealership sells self tapping 6mmX1.0 screws too. Mine is held on by the factory torx screws. Nice install.

I know the OEM extinguishers are difficult to find but the link below provides the part number for the kit and the installation instructions. I got mine 10 years ago and they were difficult to get then too. You may need to find one overseas.

http://www.e46zone.com/forum/topic/7...sher-retrofit/
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Old 01-31-2017, 03:34 AM   #76
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I've done this on a few E46s with sport seats. Just get the right bolts and used a #10 thread chase and very simple.

I see that some are using self taping machine screws, sure this is fine since it's not coming out often. It probably is easier, but if you have a thread kit already just get the #10 bolts and do a quick thread in the predrilled holes.
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