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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 06-08-2007, 11:22 AM
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e30, new carpet & retrofitted heated seats, pics ...

so,
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...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3441-med.JPG

Driver seat ...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3442-med.JPG

Rear Seat, bottom only ...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3443-med.JPG

Parking brake console ...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3444-med.JPG

Shifter & extra gauges console...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3445-med.JPG

Rear 1/4 panels ...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3447-med.JPG

Removed carpet, steering wheel and retrofitted heated seat wire harness...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3464-med.JPG

Installed new to me carpet, ran wires and steering wheel...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3474-med.JPG

Rear seat bottom, 1/4 panels and fixed top lid release handle...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3478-med.JPG

Center consoles and gauges as well as heated seat switchs...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3479-med.JPG

Driver seat, rocker paneles etc...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3480-med.JPG

Passenger seat and it's all done ...
http://www.bmwboard.com/gallery/data...4_3481-med.JPG

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 ...
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Old 06-08-2007, 02:36 PM
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lookey nice -mo betta !!!!!!! how many hours did it take you frank ?????
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Old 06-08-2007, 03:24 PM
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Great job - thanks for the info and pics
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Old 06-08-2007, 03:42 PM
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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.


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Great job - thanks for the info and pics
you're welcome Mark, keep the rubber side down
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:33 AM
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Do you have to take out the dash when you change the carpet?
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Old 11-22-2007, 06:55 PM
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Do you have to take out the dash when you change the carpet?
That depends.....
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Old 11-23-2007, 08:26 AM
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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.
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Old 11-23-2007, 10:32 AM
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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.
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O_O How so?
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Old 11-23-2007, 09:52 PM
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O_O How so?
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.
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Old 11-24-2007, 06:11 AM
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nice job and thanks for the pics. Looking to buy various heated seat parts to convert mine for Chicago winters
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:18 PM
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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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