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fporro 06-08-2007 10:22 AM

e30, new carpet & retrofitted heated seats, pics ...
followed Ferdinand's advice and cut a little off., thanks.
there were oem pre-cut starters, perhaps it was a replacement carpet.

some of the highlights include...

- removing accelerator pedal bottom section from floor, push-in lower tabs, pull upwards and it will release.

- removing accelerator stop peg, very easy, but a must do prior to carpet install.

- also, retrofitted wire harness for heated seat, very easy too, just ran it alone existing window switch harness.
Positive comes from power block to the left of steering column, unique connector to unique receptor,
can't miss, to the left of RD/GR & WH/PL.
negative mates with other grounds in same general area.
no relays involved.

- figuring out wire mesh for extra gauges, hahhaha, i don't label nuthings :)

- and last but not least, a snaped soft top lid handle, it feel apart, hahahha., good times :)

have a ton of pics, posting links to them and a few actual images of the mid morning ordeal,
sorry but sun shined hard at times so there's glare towards he end.

Passenger seat out...

Driver seat ...

Rear Seat, bottom only ...

Parking brake console ...

Shifter & extra gauges console...

Rear 1/4 panels ...

Removed carpet, steering wheel and retrofitted heated seat wire harness...

Installed new to me carpet, ran wires and steering wheel...

Rear seat bottom, 1/4 panels and fixed top lid release handle...

Center consoles and gauges as well as heated seat switchs...

Driver seat, rocker paneles etc...

Passenger seat and it's all done :) ...

now, here's the highlighted events :)-D

me no like old carpet

new to me carpet, looks better in person, really:) , notice slice markers...

Heated seat harness, power supply on top left, seat connectors at center and switches to the right

location of power supply for heated seats, top row, empty plug.

Accelerator bottom section off floor as well as stop peg...

Driver side under dash shenanigans, nice :)

Passenger side looks even better...

Center mambo wambo :)o

FIN ...

delphini 06-08-2007 01:36 PM

lookey nice -mo betta !!!!!!! how many hours did it take you frank ?????

markseven 06-08-2007 02:24 PM

Great job - thanks for the info and pics :thumbup:

fporro 06-08-2007 02:42 PM


Originally Posted by delphini (Post 2431235)
lookey nice -mo betta !!!!!!! how many hours did it take you frank ?????

hey D,

3 1/2 ours at the most, well, not counting lunch brake, playing with the dogs, blahbin about. Juice brake, computer brakes, lol...

was all so simple, no surprises. :p


Originally Posted by markseven (Post 2431352)
Great job - thanks for the info and pics :thumbup:

you're welcome Mark, keep the rubber side down :thumbup:

Soviet1942 11-21-2007 08:33 AM

Do you have to take out the dash when you change the carpet?

SWISS 11-22-2007 05:55 PM


Originally Posted by Soviet1942 (Post 2815689)
Do you have to take out the dash when you change the carpet?

That depends..... :angel:

DC_335i_Sedan-t 11-23-2007 07:26 AM

dash overlay
Thanks for the pics and the write up! Not to high jack the thread but I couldn't help but notice that you have a dash overlay. How is that in real life? I have a crack in my dash and don't want to go through the ordeal of replacing the wholde dash. Would you recommend it or are you thinking of a dash replacement at some point?

Your carpet replacement thread has inspired me to make that happen in my fixer upper. Thanks.

Navigator 11-23-2007 09:32 AM

Nica job! Looks like carpet comes out pretty easy?

Pretty much my whole interior needs replacing, seats, carpet, dash and center console. Hope to do all in one weekend, after finding all parts.

Soviet1942 11-23-2007 10:19 AM


Originally Posted by SWISS (Post 2818408)
That depends..... :angel:

O_O How so?:dunno:

SWISS 11-23-2007 08:52 PM


Originally Posted by Soviet1942 (Post 2819343)
O_O How so?:dunno:

Well what most people do is cut it in places that are hidden bt things like the glove box and console to keep from removing the dash/heater box and more.

Court M3 11-24-2007 05:11 AM

nice job and thanks for the pics. Looking to buy various heated seat parts to convert mine for Chicago winters

fporro 11-05-2012 10:18 PM

Hi guys, bring it back due to popular demand
People been asking me to update missing pics, so, took a few while parting a 91 325iC, enjoy.

Power block for harness next to blue relay

run harness like this ...

back towards driver seat, and over in front of seat rails.

across and under rear vents and up towards shifter

up trans and near parking brake handle

over trans and towards passanger side in front of seat rails...

under passanger side rear vents ...

carpet back on

center console, etc...

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