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Old 02-04-2011, 12:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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E36 wet carpet/seats and heater help!

Hey all,

I bought my '97 328iC about 10 days ago. There has been a fair amount of percipitation in PA since then. I noticed a few days ago the back passeger seat was wet (frozen in the morning) and so was the rear passenger carpet. I took it to the dealer who diagnosed the problem as a stowage compartment debris issue. They cleaned it out but wanted $400 to remove the seats/carpets to help it all dry out. It's wet in there but not anything too terrible. I wanted to know the difficulty of removing the seats and carpet myself and the likelyhood of something more serious like mold occurring if i just let it dry out in the cold in my garage. Also, my heater seems to work ok, but when its sitting like at a red light just for a little bit it starts to blow out cold, any ideas? Thanks in advance for the help.

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Hey all,

I bought my '97 328iC about 10 days ago. There has been a fair amount of percipitation in PA since then. I noticed a few days ago the back passeger seat was wet (frozen in the morning) and so was the rear passenger carpet. I took it to the dealer who diagnosed the problem as a stowage compartment debris issue. They cleaned it out but wanted $400 to remove the seats/carpets to help it all dry out. It's wet in there but not anything too terrible. I wanted to know the difficulty of removing the seats and carpet myself and the likelyhood of something more serious like mold occurring if i just let it dry out in the cold in my garage. Also, my heater seems to work ok, but when its sitting like at a red light just for a little bit it starts to blow out cold, any ideas? Thanks in advance for the help.
The 2 links below will help you remove your seats:

E36 seat removal - Bimmerforums - The Ultimate BMW Forum

DIY - Rear Seat Removal - BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3)

as for the heat, make sure the coolant is topped off & there is no air in the coolant system, also could be a T-Stat on its way out.....

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if there are call your local bmw dealer give them last 7digits of your vin and tell them to check to see if you qualify for the recall...
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Hi every one there its rightly said that carpet is very common today its use in houses and cars and offices and many places and they also need its cleaning and in this purpose we provide excellent services to our customers.
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i have a '94 318ic, and when it rains a lot, the convertible top reservoir on the drivers side and eventually the left rear passenger seat begins to fill up with water. its one thing if its in the reservoir but another if its actually in my interior (that leather has seen enough battle as it stands). What causes this and is it an easy fix? thought it might me a worn out seal somewhere or had something to do with my lack of headliner on the top. thanks.
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