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 > 3 Series / 4 Series > E36 (1991 - 1999)

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-05-2007, 03:43 PM
ionel707 ionel707 is offline
Registered User
Location: london
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 18
Mein Auto: bmw e36 1997
Heated Seats!

Hi Guys My E36 Dose Not Have Heated Seats But I Was Wondering If I Can Do Them?how Does It Work?what Do I Have To Do?do I Have To Change Them?thanks
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 10-05-2007, 06:21 PM
PhilipWOT's Avatar
PhilipWOT PhilipWOT is offline
Turn Burglar
Location: Atl: Come for the pollution, stay for the traffic
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 12,282
Mein Auto: Red Assless Chaps
I think you just have to buy heated seats from a junk yard or some other source and them plug them into your E36. It's really just a matter of money, the actual installation would be incredibly simple, and only require 1 tool -socket wrench with a 16mm deep socket.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-05-2007, 07:51 PM
ionel707 ionel707 is offline
Registered User
Location: london
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 18
Mein Auto: bmw e36 1997
so there is no way i can do mine's up?i just have to replace my ones whit another set?thanks
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-05-2007, 07:53 PM
ionel707 ionel707 is offline
Registered User
Location: london
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 18
Mein Auto: bmw e36 1997
oh one more thing.i have leather seats allready on my e36 and i would like to keep them and try to have them heated.any sugestions?thanks
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-05-2007, 07:57 PM
zielkerules zielkerules is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: o-town
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 122
Send a message via AIM to zielkerules
Mein Auto: 1992 325i
i do and mine doesnt work
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-05-2007, 08:04 PM
ionel707 ionel707 is offline
Registered User
Location: london
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 18
Mein Auto: bmw e36 1997
sorry mate i did not get what you try to tell me.did you done yours and they are not working?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-05-2007, 08:15 PM
E36 Phantom's Avatar
E36 Phantom E36 Phantom is online now
I Am The Machine
Location: Somewhere Between The Valley & The Bay
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 20,496
Mein Auto: Dreier, Fünfer & Siebener
Hello grammar police!

Anyway, yes, its possible to retrofit a heating element into it. Good luck finding a working heating element, though. Would be significantly easier to just find new seats to buy, though.
__________________
// Chad //
// 2001 BMW 740i M-Sport // 2002 Lexus LX470 //
// 2009 Kawasaki Concours 14 // 2006 Kawasaki Ninja 250 //
// 1999 Chevy Tahoe //



Quote:
Originally Posted by SlimKlim View Post
You're a derbanana
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-06-2007, 05:10 AM
ionel707 ionel707 is offline
Registered User
Location: london
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 18
Mein Auto: bmw e36 1997
it will be quite some £££ to get new seats.so i was hoping i can do something whit mine.but if i cant do it i'll have to leave them.thanks
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-06-2007, 05:23 AM
vavet5308 vavet5308 is offline
NADAVAN
Location: Mechanicsville, VA
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 539
Mein Auto: 2002 525it
You can fit an aftermarket seat heater into your seats. It's not a small or easy job though. You will have to remove the seats, remove the leather from the seat, install the electrical heating element (looks like a heating pad, but thinner), and then reinstall the leather. You'll also need to find someplace to run the wiring and mount the switch.

Check out these websites:
http://www.katzkin.com/05/FC/mainFS.html
This is the manufacturer.

http://www.gomiata.com/gomseatheat.html
This is a online vendor for Miata stuff, but you can probably find other sites, and maybe cheaper.

Or.....you can just add money and pay someone to do it or switch the seats as others have mentioned. Everything can be accomplished with money!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-06-2007, 06:47 AM
DominguesE30's Avatar
DominguesE30 DominguesE30 is offline
BMW FETISH!!!
Location: Melbourne, Australia
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 5,405
Send a message via MSN to DominguesE30
Mein Auto: `97 BMW 318is
in other words, too much fcuking around mate. U probably wont even use them
__________________
MADEINDEUTSCHLAND
`00 BMW e46 330i
`97 BMW e36 318is




Beeeeeeeee Eeeeem Double-YOU!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-06-2007, 10:18 AM
PhilipWOT's Avatar
PhilipWOT PhilipWOT is offline
Turn Burglar
Location: Atl: Come for the pollution, stay for the traffic
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 12,282
Mein Auto: Red Assless Chaps
They aren't as useful as you may think they would be. Unless you live somewhere extremely cold I guess.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-06-2007, 11:34 AM
ionel707 ionel707 is offline
Registered User
Location: london
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 18
Mein Auto: bmw e36 1997
well i gues england is not that bad.but the heated seats are nice in the morning
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E36 (1991 - 1999)
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 06:14 PM.


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