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Дата регистрации: Август 17, 2021

Sotos, Soria, Germany

Anhalter Strasse 55

06361 42 49 94

06361 42 49 94

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This project has been a long time coming for me. Virtually a yr in the past I left my windows down during a fairly spectacular thunderstorm (by chance pressed the unlock button on my key in my pocket while I used to be walking away from the car and both home windows and the sunroof opened), and as a consequence of some rather drastic measures on my half to dry out the car the one lasting damage was that I now had a seatbelt and airbag warning mild on my dashboard. I used to be fairly rapidly ready to find out that these lights have been being brought on by a defective passenger occupancy sensor. Sadly, BMW doesn't promote simply the sensor, however fairly the entire backside seat cushion for a cool $1200. Effectively I did not need to try this. So I managed to make it by many a month with those annoying warning lights till at some point I occurred upon an inventory on a salvage car elements site that was promoting a standalone seat sensor! I snatched up the half after which spent an entire day switching them out. In researching methods to get into the seats I was unable to search out much of anything helpful on this discussion board so I figured I should write up this DIY to help others out. 1. Remove the seat (duh). You will use the T50 bit to remove all four screws holding the seat down. Once unfastened, go to the trunk and disconnect the battery. Back within the cabin, push the chair back so you possibly can see beneath and disconnect the yellow wiring harness. There's a black tab on the aspect which you could match a small screwdriver in. Pull that tab out so far as it's going to go, then pull out the wiring harness. There is a separate wire connector on top too: squeeze the sides to launch it and disconnect that too. Now pull the seat out of the automobile. This is less complicated in the event you additionally take the headrest off. 2. Now you're going to have to take away the plastic cover on the righthand side of the seat that has the seat controls on it. This piece is held on with 5 plastic tabs: 3 are visible on the bottom of the piece and a couple of are hidden inside close to the top. I used to be able to get all but the righthand inside tab utilizing just my palms. To get that final tab I had to bend a hook form into a piece of thick wire and fish that by way of to the tab and pull the tab while pulling up on the entire piece. That was tough. Once off, you'll see tips on how to controls are wired up, simply unplug them so you may take away the trim fully. 3. Once the outer plastic trim is off, you will be confronted with a second plastic piece. To take away this there's just one bolt (T30) and then you definitely just must wiggle it round until it pops off. There are some wires attached to this piece with a plastic rivet which doesn't appear to be it's meant to come off so I left this piece still partially hooked up to the seat. 4. Subsequent, there's one other plastic trim piece on the opposite side of the seat on the back nook. Use the T20 bit to take away the screw, and pull the piece off. 5. There's now only one final piece of trim left, and it's a ache. It's the lower plastic piece on the front of the chair. You will see that there are three attachment points. The outer two are simple: simply depress the outward going through tab with a small screwdriver and pull outward on the piece. They will pop out. The center attachment level is tougher because the tab you'd wish to press in is actually facing inward towards the seat so that you can't get to it. You possibly can, nevertheless, use a small screwdriver and put the top inside the attachment point, angling it so that it catches on the tab on the inside, and pull the piece downward. It's going to come off finally. 4. Now it's time to start removing the leather! The purpose of eradicating all this plastic trim was to be ready to simply and fully take away the entire seat cushion. Observe how all across the seat the leather-based is stitched to this plastic lip. Now that we've removed all of the trim, you can pull this plastic lip off of its hold on the seat frame. There's one lengthy piece for the whole front, one medium piece in the back, and two short items, one on either again aspect of the chair. Additionally make sure you undo the little bits on the again corners the place the leather is held by a plastic button and is stretched over a steel nub. Now we can pull the back flap via the hole in between the higher and decrease halves of the chair after which, from the back forward, pull the cushion up. There's just one final point of attachment: just earlier than the leg extension there's a plastic rib that's attached to the seat frame. This rib is simply held in by some metal tabs, you can start on one end and pull up and it will come out. 5. Now for the true fun part: we need to remove the leather-based from the foam cushion so that we are able to get at the occupancy sensor. On the underside of the cushion, starting from the back, you'll see many metal hogties. I used a pair of pliers to take away them. Simply pinch the ring and turn it until the ends are facing you, then pull them apart and take away the ring. There are four on the surface of the cushion to remove. Then on the inside you will have to remove a bunch more. I did 11 rings in whole, I feel. When you get get deep enough between the foam and the leather-based, you can absolutely take away the old sensor. It is glued in on the entrance and on each side bolsters. 6. Put in your new sensor! I glued mine again in with some Gorilla Glue Gel. Watch out as a result of not much appears to follow that foam. I most likely went via 4-5 completely different glues earlier than I found the Gorilla Glue. 7. It is all downhill from here. Now you should reattach the leather to the foam. To do this, I used zip ties. Just put them in the precise spots the place you removed the metallic rings. For some of the harder components to get a zip tie in place, I was able to push my metal wire through the hole and use it as a guide for the zip tie. 8. Reattach that sucker again to the seat body. Nothing too tough right here, simply take it gradual and go within the reverse from earlier than. It'll all match. Remember to plug in your new seat sensor to the chair. 9. Reinstall the chair. Overall this venture took me about 6-eight hours. Eradicating the plastic trim is tough, eradicating the hog rings is a pain, and getting the leather-based reattached to the foam takes time. That said, it's all completely doable with minimal tools. 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