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Old 12-03-2004, 11:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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how do you remove the rear seats. i figured out how to remove the base but i can't figure out how to remove the back portion of the seat. how about the front seats? just bolted in ? any help would be appreciated. thanks
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Seat removal on ? model? year? on some back seats(on some models) you pull up to release it from the retaining clips. Give us more info. please
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i drive a 1989 525i. i figured out how to pull up on the base of the rear seats but i can't figure out how to get the back off. as for the front seats is it just some bolts?thanks for the help!
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Take a look at these pics. It may not apply to your car but I am sure will help you out in general to sort out the porblem

http://e30.bmwdiy.info/rear-seat-removal/
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I have a 98 M3 conv with non-folding rear saet and cannot figure out how to remove the back rest portion of the seat. the bottom is on the cliups that just pop out. The benlty says remove the head rests first. These don't even seem to move up or down, and then it says to remove 2 bolts behind the center arm rest. there is no center arm rest??
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on my 1990 you have to remove the bottom seat, then at the bottom there's i think 4 bolts, 2 on the outsides, 2 in the middle. I'm pretty sure they're nuts, you lift the bottom outwards so that it has some play swinging towards the front. then take out the head rests, just lift up hard, you'll also have to take off the caps underneath the head rests. from there, just use some elbow grease to lift the set upwards and it should come off. So the motion is pull out slightly outwards from the botom, then lift upwards ( parallel with the angle of the seat itself, because it's hooked in there.

hope that helps, i'm going off memory, and haven't done it for a couple years now.
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