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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 09-07-2007, 01:49 PM
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OEM Fire extinguisher installed!

It seems that this kit is getting rare and hard to import - Tisher BMW, oembimmerparts.com, bmw-auto-parts-dealer.com, etc couldn't get them. After googling a bit, turns out EuopeanAutoSource has it! They shipped same day and it arrived today.

You need two tools to install the kit - a M6x1mm thread tap and a T-30 Torx screwdriver. Luckily, I happened to already own a tap and die set - back when I had an E30, I stripped a bolt coming out of the ball joint on the control arm which required the purchase.

You tap threads into two existing holes in a support under the seat then tap threads into little brackets the kit comes with (probably easier to tap the brackets before you install them into the car. Why they couldn't come pre-tapped is beyond me..). You screw a plastic support into the bracket, then just strap the fire extinguisher to it. Fits snug.. hopefully I'll never find out how well it works. I figure with all of the electrical crap I've done, this isn't a bad idea .






(Picture (c)EuropeanAutoSource.com)









My first aid kit for the passenger seat and warning triangle for the trunk are on order
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Old 09-07-2007, 01:51 PM
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Lets hope you never need it.
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Old 09-07-2007, 01:53 PM
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Old 09-07-2007, 02:03 PM
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Very cool

I should really get one for my car.
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Old 09-07-2007, 02:04 PM
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Old 09-07-2007, 10:17 PM
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Your alcantara steering wheel is flawless.
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Old 09-07-2007, 10:19 PM
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Your alcantara steering wheel is flawless.
It just looks that way in the pictures. It's actually extremely worn/matted.
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Old 09-07-2007, 11:58 PM
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It just looks that way in the pictures. It's actually extremely worn/matted.
Still want the seats?
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Old 09-08-2007, 12:04 AM
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Still want the seats?
Heck yeah.
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Old 09-08-2007, 12:05 AM
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That reminds that I need to have mine checked.


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Old 09-08-2007, 05:08 AM
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I wonder if the seats still go as low and all as they did before the install though ?
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Old 09-08-2007, 05:38 AM
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I wonder if the seats still go as low and all as they did before the install though ?
Granted, my car is an E39, but both the driver's seat (fire extinguisher) and passenger's seat (1st Aid box) move as far down as they did before these items were installed.


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Old 09-08-2007, 09:11 AM
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I wonder if the seats still go as low and all as they did before the install though ?
They do - I keep my seats in the lowest position.
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Very cool

I should really get one for my car.
+1. Looks awesome. I need to get the first aid kit for mines too.
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Old 09-08-2007, 10:39 AM
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Looks good. Do you mind if I ask when they sell it for? I'm too lazy to Google.
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Old 09-08-2007, 11:57 AM
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Looks good. Do you mind if I ask when they sell it for? I'm too lazy to Google.
$135 on EuropeanAutoSource. If Tisher could have ordered it, it'd be about half that price.
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Here is the part number for the first aid kit BMW part# 82111469062 It is about $30. Cheaper if you prchase with BMW car Club discount from dealer!! It might be cheaper to make your own since it only has some bandages and band aids with a small scissor. The kit you get; if you did European Delivery is a lot nicer and bigger but no vinyl case with BMW logo, just a plastic bag with BMW part sticker.

Also if you did European Devlivery I believe they installed the first aid container under your front passenger seat, but you had to remove the first aid kit and transport it with your luggage along with a emergency triangle otherwise BMW takes the first aid kit and the triangle back. This is due to the fact that it is not standard part for OEM USA BMWS but it is for European Models. However you would get to keep the container under the seat, this is also a way to tell if the car was a European Delivery car.

By the way I think I saw ///M3lissa last week around SF, lol. Waves to ///M3lissa
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