Posted by DHoang on January 25, 2001 at 12:05:03:
In Reply to: Wow, you work fast, no delay; thx for the info.(m) posted by Tom W on January 25, 2001 at 11:26:02:
Two rear covers snap off, no tools req'd. Snap the interior side off first. Exterior side doesn't have snap fittings. They slide out in direction parallel to the frame rails.
2) REMOVE FOUR TORX BOLTS HOLDING SEATRAILS
I removed the 2 front ones first,then rears. THe four main bolts are torx style requiring either a torx bit (a socket) to unfasten or a 1/4" allen wrench (6mm allen too small, 7mm too large).
3) DISCONNECT PIVOT PIN ON TENSION CABLE
Pivot seat towards steering wheel.
Locate the pin holding a tensioned braided cable at the rear corner of the seat bottom, closest to the door. This cable under light tension mechanically adjusts the seat belt shoulder harness through a pulley system (BMW meet the Flintstones). After you find the pin, rotate the clip off of its locked position. Now the pin can be removed from the seat bracket and releases the cable to its rest position.
4) DISCONNECT POWER
To unplug the harness going to the motor from front of seat, pivot the seat towards the rear of the car. Look underneath the seat, open the cover shielding the connectors. Locate the built in lever arm on the side of the plug receptacle. Pulling out this locking lever arm automatically ejects the female plug out of the harness, no force required to disconnect.
5) REMOVE SEAT
Take the seat out of the car. I pivoted the seat out of the front driver's side door. The back door looked a bit harder to fish through because of the rear seat. Seat probably weighs 45-60lbs.
***TO install, reverse sequence of operations cited above***