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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 06-08-2007, 12:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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e30, new carpet & retrofitted heated seats, pics ...

so,
followed Ferdinand's advice and cut a little off., thanks.
there were oem pre-cut starters, perhaps it was a replacement carpet.

some of the highlights include...

- removing accelerator pedal bottom section from floor, push-in lower tabs, pull upwards and it will release.

- removing accelerator stop peg, very easy, but a must do prior to carpet install.

- also, retrofitted wire harness for heated seat, very easy too, just ran it alone existing window switch harness.
Positive comes from power block to the left of steering column, unique connector to unique receptor,
can't miss, to the left of RD/GR & WH/PL.
negative mates with other grounds in same general area.
no relays involved.

- figuring out wire mesh for extra gauges, hahhaha, i don't label nuthings

- and last but not least, a snaped soft top lid handle, it feel apart, hahahha., good times

have a ton of pics, posting links to them and a few actual images of the mid morning ordeal,
sorry but sun shined hard at times so there's glare towards he end.

Passenger seat out...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3441-med.JPG

Driver seat ...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3442-med.JPG

Rear Seat, bottom only ...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3443-med.JPG

Parking brake console ...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3444-med.JPG

Shifter & extra gauges console...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3445-med.JPG

Rear 1/4 panels ...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3447-med.JPG

Removed carpet, steering wheel and retrofitted heated seat wire harness...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3464-med.JPG

Installed new to me carpet, ran wires and steering wheel...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3474-med.JPG

Rear seat bottom, 1/4 panels and fixed top lid release handle...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3478-med.JPG

Center consoles and gauges as well as heated seat switchs...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3479-med.JPG

Driver seat, rocker paneles etc...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3480-med.JPG

Passenger seat and it's all done ...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3481-med.JPG

now, here's the highlighted events -D

me no like old carpet



new to me carpet, looks better in person, really , notice slice markers...


Heated seat harness, power supply on top left, seat connectors at center and switches to the right


location of power supply for heated seats, top row, empty plug.


Accelerator bottom section off floor as well as stop peg...


Driver side under dash shenanigans, nice


Passenger side looks even better...


Center mambo wambo o


FIN ...
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Old 06-08-2007, 05:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Been there done that. When I did mine I found a few rusty spots I didn't care to see, that I'll have to fix later....
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this one drain tabs were some what open, so it's rust free.

carpet had some mosture, so turned upside down and let it breath for 2 days in SoCal sun.
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looks good

besides frank you are in California so you like me dont have to worry about rust much

Btw heated seats in Malibu? really? lol must be for those chilling 60* winters there hahaha
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I'm in NC, no rust here, however my car was originally from new jersey.
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Hi guys, bring it back due to popular demand, parting a 91 325iC, enjoy.

Power block for harness next to blue relay




run harness like this ...




back towards driver seat, and over in front of seat rails.




across and under rear vents and up towards shifter




up trans and near parking brake handle




over trans and towards passanger side in front of seat rails...




under passanger side rear vents ...




carpet back on




center console, etc...
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You might wanna check this out: http://www.parts4euro.com/DCShop/ind...fd50ae3b941552
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