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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 Fri, Jul-10-2015, 04:50:33 PM   #11
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Default Re: Anyone have a good DIY for rear seat removal?

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Is that for a convertible?

For a coupe, after you remove the bottom bench you will find, right in the middle at the back edge just under the seatbacks, a metal clamp held with a Torx bolt. Loosen this and remove the top of the clamp. You will see that the rear seatbacks are hinged here, and can be pulled up then wiggled out of the side point.
How do you remove the bottom bench?
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How do you remove the bottom bench?
Grab the passenger side corner and drivers side corner at the same time, pull up then out.

Look up fuel pump replacement on YouTube, maybe one of those will show you.

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Old Fri, Jul-10-2015, 06:06:21 PM   #13
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Default Re: Anyone have a good DIY for rear seat removal?

also keep in mind that the bench has these square corner metal loops. these things can really scratch the shiet out of your rear panels if your not careful. i suggest pulling each side, one at the time. this way you can flex the bench so the corners will not hit the rear panels.

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Grab the passenger side corner and drivers side corner at the same time, pull up then out.

Look up fuel pump replacement on YouTube, maybe one of those will show you.

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Old Fri, Jul-10-2015, 08:51:40 PM   #14
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also keep in mind that the bench has these square corner metal loops. these things can really scratch the shiet out of your rear panels if your not careful. i suggest pulling each side, one at the time. this way you can flex the bench so the corners will not hit the rear panels.
This. Removing the seat bottom isn't as easy as it sounds as I recently discovered. You have to kind of get one side out at a time and flex the whole thing as you do it to clear the side armrest. You can't "just pull it straight out" like a lot of people say, as it is blocked by the armrests and center console. Removing the seat bottom is much easier on a sedan.
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Default Re: Anyone have a good DIY for rear seat removal?

Here you go:
http://m3support.net/thread/229/trunk-rear-seats
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Old Mon, Dec-07-2015, 01:12:21 PM   #16
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Can you tell me what kind of bolt is that you must use the torx 30 on this guide? I don't have it (lost it) and that scrachy noise is driving me crazy.
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PM me a pic of where the bolt came from. I might have one since I've removed most of my interior.


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Default Re: Anyone have a good DIY for rear seat removal?

Another DIY you can check out is the Schroth Quick Fit install, but it does not show seat back removal.
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Can you tell me what kind of bolt is that you must use the torx 30 on this guide? I don't have it (lost it) and that scrachy noise is driving me crazy.
Just did this over the weekend. The Torx 30 is for the bolt in the middle of the folding back seats that holds them in. You access it with the seats folded down.
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Default Re: Anyone have a good DIY for rear seat removal?

I know which one. But I don't have that bolt and I need tu buy so back seats don't make sqeaky noise. And my question is what kind of bolt is it? I can't find the part number for it.
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