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Old 03-02-2004, 10:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I've noticed this problem on several e36 and e46 BMWs. The driver's side seatbelt seems to rub on the left side of the seat, and eventually wears out the stitching on the leather, and also can lead to damage of the seat itself.

Does anyone have tips to avoid this? Our 2000 e46 323i wagon driver's seat stitching is already starting to fray.

Also, what's the right designation for wagon? 323ti? 323xi is the all-wheel drive version...

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The only quick fix solution i can think of is maybe putting some sort of cloth all the way inbetween the seat and belt. Or you could even go with seat belt covers like Powered by BMW...but thye might look kinda ridiculous sliding them all the way down there. sorry
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Has anyone else run into this problem? I've seen it on more than a few e46 cars.
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Originally posted by Laxiepoo@Mar 3 2004, 04:12 PM
Has anyone else run into this problem? I've seen it on more than a few e46 cars.
yes I have vinyl seats its wearing on the seam also
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