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Old Yesterday, 06:27 AM   #1
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e9x seats on e46

Is this possilble??

i've just found 2 front from an e93 M3 (the one square shaped on shoulder's area),
these seats have been ripped by a frustrated ex wife and now are laying at my dealer, they are cheap and only need new leather ( from red to dove gray)

i'm quite sure that is a direct bolt on on e46 rails, but what about electronics/connections?
i want to keep heating and lumbar
no problem on eventual connectors mod (if wires are the same)


Both are verts

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Old Yesterday, 08:38 AM   #2
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The only way to tell us to measure the seats. Check the distances between the hold down bolts (front hole to rear hole, and left holes to right holes).
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Old Yesterday, 09:45 AM   #3
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The only way to tell us to measure the seats. Check the distances between the hold down bolts (front hole to rear hole, and left holes to right holes).
I think that bolts disposition are pretty the same, consider that e64 and e46 share the same seat,
also Ferrari 612 scaglietti uses the same skeleton (with some mods) but the bolt pattern is the same...

my main worry is on the integration of bus signal, e9x have a different lumbar support in which the sides of the seats move squeezing you (as 5-6 ///M model)
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my main worry is on the integration of bus signal, e9x have a different lumbar support in which the sides of the seats move squeezing you (as 5-6 ///M model)
Usually seats just need power and ground with everything being controlled locally in the seat. However if you want to keep the memory option things might get tricky...... Maybe you could get some pictures/diagrams of the wiring harness?

Another concern would be the seat belt. Would the buckle bolt up? Would the belt still lay in a safe space across your body? Airbag wiring?
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Old Yesterday, 12:03 PM   #5
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Another concern would be the seat belt. Would the buckle bolt up? Would the belt still lay in a safe space across your body? Airbag wiring?
nope, same retaining sys as every bmw vert..the seat belt is located into the back part ofthe seat

here's mine: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...diagId=52_2687
an this is e93 (standard not M3)
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...diagId=52_3371

Ferrari's is this one;
https://media-server.atd-sportscars....nd-devices.jpg

if you google scaglietti front seats,you'll realise that is has a lot of components shared with bmw.

this is the ultimate proof:



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Old Yesterday, 01:38 PM   #6
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wow i would be very interested in this! The E90 (sport) seats are MUCH more supportive than the e46 (sport).
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Old Yesterday, 02:02 PM   #7
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I'm on the "if it was easy to do, someone would've done it already, so this is probably more work than it's worth" bandwagon.
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Old Yesterday, 02:19 PM   #8
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Try it and let us know!
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Old Yesterday, 03:45 PM   #9
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I think there's SRS sensors in the seats that may not work with the E46 SRS system, but I might be wrong.
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Old Yesterday, 03:51 PM   #10
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Well considering these two pics, I say electrically they're very similar if not identical.

My E46 convertible (ignore the red circle indicating heating option).


A random pic of an E9x car connector off ebay.

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Old Yesterday, 06:07 PM   #11
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if you look at the black Ferrari set on ebay, there is a dead giveaway. The driver bolster is shredded. Yup, same seat
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