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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 09-02-2007, 06:14 PM
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rear seats

how do i put them down in a saloon if i can in my old cars (fords) you just push a button on the top of the seat.
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Old 09-02-2007, 06:20 PM
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To my knowledge the E36 does not come with split rear seats so folding them down is just not possible.
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Old 09-02-2007, 06:23 PM
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Old 09-02-2007, 07:01 PM
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Really? Mine fold!

On mine there is a clear break down the middle, and on the top there is a small area with a black plastic latch that you pull towards the front of the car and the seats come down. Perhaps a coupe thing only?
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mine are split and they fold..
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To my knowledge the E36 does not come with split rear seats so folding them down is just not possible.
You are wrong. may be not all cars, but mine does. You have to push little switches near the headrests and pull the backs down. My seats are 50/50 split, and I think there are ones with different type of split ratio too, the ones that have the armrest. But I'm not sure on that though.

So not a coupe thing only either. Just an option, and I would guess a quite regular one.
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Old 09-03-2007, 02:31 AM
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The E36 rear seats came in both split folding and non-folding versions.
Mine for example, has a big sheet of steel behind them. Even if I could fold them down, I'd still not get to the boot.
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Old 09-03-2007, 03:09 AM
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Man theres so many under skin design changes done to this car !!!

You know the side repeaters. The ones on a 1996 model wont work if replaced on a 1993 model E36. The hole where the light bulb sits is different ! I mean COMMON !!!
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Yeah, my convertible has fixed rear seat back, but, not to worry, it has a little gap to accommodate skis. Now then......... convertible....skis....England....Can you all guess how excited I must be?
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I stand corrected. Oh well we are all here to learn. My appologies if i mislead anyone.
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