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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Wed, Sep-12-2018, 08:24:49 PM   #1
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Default Heated seats...

Is there a way to tell if your seats have the heating elements from the factory? Even thought the heated seats buttons are not on the console. I read somewhere that all the seats came heated, just not hooked up if the buyer didnt want the option.

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Default Re: Heated seats...

Pretty sure it wasn’t a thing. Seen plenty DIYs where guys had to insert heating elements.


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Default Re: Heated seats...

Dont think it's a thing. You can remove your seats and leathers. If there is a heating pad, it'll be sandwiched inside the foam.
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Shouldn't there be a heating pad connector/wire? That would tell you if your seat is heated without removing the leather.
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Default Re: Heated seats...

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Shouldn't there be a heating pad connector/wire? That would tell you if your seat is heated without removing the leather.
Yeah, there's connector/wire.

Here's a video of some guy removing his seat. Jump to 7:50mark and he talks about the heated seat and around 8:30 he cuts the wire.

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Default Re: Heated seats...

That's not "some guy" that's 50'skid. He's the youtube e46 guru.
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Yeah, there's connector/wire.

Here's a video of some guy removing his seat. Jump to 7:50mark and he talks about the heated seat and around 8:30 he cuts the wire.

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That's not "some guy" that's 50'skid. He's the youtube e46 guru.
E46 Guru? Hardly.
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