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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 02-12-2014, 10:59 AM   #1
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E46 330CI carpet in M3 Vert?

Anyone know the compatibility of a 330CI Coupe carpet in a M3 convertible? The dealership BMW parts guy said they are different, however he said it might be something trivial like a seatbelt placement hole etc.

On a side note, to remove the carpet, do you have to remove the entire dash?

I'm looking to change my grey carpet with a black carpet...

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Old 02-12-2014, 11:38 AM   #2
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I suggest comparing part numbers from both cars on realoem.com
If part number for black carpet from 330Ci matches part number for black carpet from M3 convertible then you have the answer.
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:53 PM   #3
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I know the part numbers are different, more wondering if it is compatible for the most part (ie requires very little modification).
I have a line on this carpet locally for a decent price...probably a dead end unless someone has actually tried using a coupe carpet in a vert.


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Old 02-12-2014, 05:58 PM   #4
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Convertible e46 interiors are compatible. Coupe in a vert isnt.
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Old 02-12-2014, 07:53 PM   #5
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I was able to compare floor mats side-by-side when the wrong ones got shipped once. The difference was the shape of the pan under the seat. If the carpet mold follows that same shape you may have an issue.
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:57 PM   #6
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When I replaced my carpet, I cut it. Cut is as high up as you can

You can see where here:

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Old 02-21-2014, 10:46 AM   #7
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When I replaced my carpet, I cut it. Cut is as high up as you can

You can see where here:
Hi Fran,
Great car by the way, it is somewhat of an inspiration for me to change out some of my interior to black.

In your picture, where am I supposed to look? I'm assuming you cut it underneith the dash? Do you think if I did that, I could avoid removing the dash? In all honesty I feel comfortable taking apart the interior, but I'd prefer to leave the dash alone if possible.

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Old 02-21-2014, 07:25 PM   #8
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When I get home tomorrow, I will draw you up a pic as to where to cut.

I'm trying to recall why I had to remove the dash and I think it was to remove/replace the carpet. Or maybe once I removed the dash as pictured, I determined there was still no way to remove the carpet completely which is why I ended up cutting it....
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:45 PM   #9
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If you can remove the kick panels and the lower part of the dash, there is no need to remove the upper part of the dash.

Here you go, cut as high up as you can to ensure the lower part of the dash covers your cut line:

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Old 02-22-2014, 09:05 PM   #10
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Thanks Fran!
This will come in handy, big time.


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Old 02-23-2014, 10:02 PM   #11
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Good luck, keep us posted
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:50 PM   #12
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Good luck, keep us posted
Fran, I thought I saw you had a list of part numbers you used for you interior swap? Do you still have that? I can't seem to find it for some reason anymore.
Thanks!

Oh and a bit of project update...I'm about to order my interior pieces this week from a wrecker in Toronto.
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Any more input on this?

My vert grey carpet looks like crap, and coupe stuff is 100 times easier and cheaper to find
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