Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - current)

X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - current)
The newest sport activity vehicle from BMW is a crossover-coupe style and is expected to appear sometime in 2008!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-20-2010, 12:30 PM
melt melt is offline
Registered User
Location: Oconomowoc, WI
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 16
Mein Auto: BMW X6
LATCH Anchors

Just picked up our 2011 X6 35 and I had quite a time attempting to find the LATCH anchors and install a child seat (front facing) properly using them. I see the icons on the seats and could feel the metal between the seat and back cushion, but the horizontal (parallel to the front end) piece that the anchor is to clip onto is recessed very far under the bottom seat cushion. It took two hours and the removal of the bottom seat cushion to actually find the correct clip point and get the seat clipped properly.

Any pointers? Am I missing an easy trick?
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 08-23-2010, 10:52 AM
emm2x emm2x is offline
Registered User
Location: Los Angeles
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2
Mein Auto: X5
No easy trick. I have twins and the main anchor piece is tucked well inside the seat.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-23-2010, 09:01 AM
KMA KMA is online now
Registered User
Location: CT
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 34
Mein Auto: '13 X6 50i
Responding because I too spent a long time trying to hook the car seat latch anchors to the strangely perpendicular (i.e., wrong direction) metal clips in between the top and bottom seat cushions in the X6 just under where the symbol shows. I later figured out these were the WRONG place to connect, which explains why this made no sense that BMW would make it this difficult!

The CORRECT location requires you to go an inch or so lower and to spread overlapping leather on the bottom seat cushion at the seam to reveal the latch point. This spot requires no sweating or cursing whatsoever This spot does not seem tucked in or hidden whatsoever once you spread open the overlapping leather.

There is very little information on this if you search on the internet or look in the manual.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-23-2010, 10:36 AM
melt melt is offline
Registered User
Location: Oconomowoc, WI
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 16
Mein Auto: BMW X6
Wow...Do you have a picture of where this is? I actually popped out the lower cushion and thought I saw the anchor, but maybe it is not the wrong spot. Would be interested as I wrestled for so long with this. Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-23-2010, 09:07 PM
sunstorm's Avatar
sunstorm sunstorm is offline
Be My Wife.
Location: London. UK
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 356
Send a message via MSN to sunstorm
Mein Auto: BMW, only BMW.
I think BMW didn;t fix any LATCH system on X6, but please try ISOFIX child seat,
__________________
E38 X2 had. E39 X5 had. E46 X1 had. E65 X2 had. E71 X1 now. E84 X1 now. E90 LCI now. VW JETTA X2 had.
LOTUS ELISE SPORT X1 had. NISSAN BLUEBIRD U12 X1 had.
LEXUS SOARER 2.5T/T X1 had. CADI SRX X1 had.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-10-2011, 11:40 AM
KMA KMA is online now
Registered User
Location: CT
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 34
Mein Auto: '13 X6 50i
I'll snap a pic this week and try to get it posted as soon as I can. I'm positive this post and a pic will save some others aggravation and annoyance.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-16-2011, 07:39 PM
KMA KMA is online now
Registered User
Location: CT
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 34
Mein Auto: '13 X6 50i
As much as what is pictured seems like it would have been easy to find/notice, it wasn't...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	bmwx6latch.jpg
Views:	388
Size:	103.5 KB
ID:	262540  
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-19-2011, 10:06 AM
melt melt is offline
Registered User
Location: Oconomowoc, WI
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 16
Mein Auto: BMW X6
Will have to check this out tonight, thanks!! Didn't even notice the small cutout in the seam for the LATCH buckles, but will check it out tonight.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-26-2011, 10:49 AM
caden caden is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: NOVA
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 209
Mein Auto: '05 M3--'11 X5 50i
Quote:
Originally Posted by KMA View Post
As much as what is pictured seems like it would have been easy to find/notice, it wasn't...
Unbelievable! I spent 20 minutes trying to locate the latch on my bro's X6. Thanks for the pic!
__________________
'00 GS 300-sold
'04 325ci black/black-sold
'05 X5 3.0i-black/biege - aka "work horse"- sold
'08 535i-"never more HPFPs"-sold
'05 ///M3 'vert - my Valium
'11 X5 50i:blck/blck-all the goods, except the M package
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-26-2011, 06:19 PM
melt melt is offline
Registered User
Location: Oconomowoc, WI
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 16
Mein Auto: BMW X6
A huge thanks as now I found them...UGH!
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-31-2012, 09:43 PM
kyle32 kyle32 is offline
Registered User
Location: Bay Area
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1
Mein Auto: 2011 X6 3.5
Thanks so much for posting this information and especially the picture. This saved me some serious hair pulling and swearing. You guys rock!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-20-2013, 02:56 PM
dmlgc dmlgc is offline
Registered User
Location: Los Gatos, CA
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 8
Mein Auto: X6 50i - 330i
Thank You for the picture I spent hours trying to figure out how to connect, pulling back of seat part way down sticking my hand it, etc.
Your picture made it easy to find, I never would have guessed the seem would part to reveal access.
__________________

X6 50i /330
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - current)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms