Seat panel repair
I can't take credit for the original idea, but I did modify it a little.
I recently bought a 2000 528i where the driver's side panel on the side of the seat had come loose and was partially broken.
First picture shows the broken anchoring slot on the front of the seat side panel.
Next picture shows the item used to fix it. It is a piece of 3/4 inch aluminum trim for plywood. I bought it at Lowe's. I cut it to 1 3/4 inches long. I also put the tabs in a vice and squeezed them together slightly to make it hold onto the panel a little.
The third picture shows my modification. I added two screws, one on top and one on the side, to anchor it to the actual plastic panel. The hole for the anchoring screw is hard to see because of the sticker that was on the aluminum trim that I bought.
Last picture shows the side panel installed. It worked great. The silver looking marks on it are where the PO had let the panel ride loose and the paint got scratched off. The base color is almost black and looked horrible. I just used a silver Sharpie to cover the black portions. I know, it doesn't look as good as new, but I was able to salvage it without it looking too bad.
Most problems are usually something simple !
Originally Posted by noego
It's Deja Poo - as in, I've heard this **** before.
Calypso Red 1992 525i with 225K miles
1991 735i - Sold
1992 525i - Sold
1995 325is - Sold
2000 528i - Sold