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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 04-19-2015, 06:11 PM
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Sedan and coupe interchangeable

What interior parts are interchangeable between the sedan and coupe
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Door cards- window mechanisms- roof lining- rear seats- carpet- seatbelts and most possibly other small minor things.
Front seats apparently fit both, however the tilt\no tilt will be the only annoyance
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Old 04-19-2015, 06:44 PM
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Door cards- window mechanisms- roof lining- rear seats- carpet- seatbelts and most possibly other small minor things.
None of these items are interchangeable between the coupe & sedan. Did you leave some text out?
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Old 04-19-2015, 09:23 PM
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oh, haha that was a list of stuff that is NOT interchangeable..... sorry
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What interior parts are interchangeable between the sedan and coupe
The shift knob.

Seriously.

While they look similar, due to the differences in body dimensions between the coupe and sedan there are only a small number of parts that are truly interchangeable. You have to check realoem.com or bmwfans.info on a part by part basis and you won't find many parts that are shared.
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Glove box, vents above the glove box, lower dash, shift surround and center console, belt tensioners and latches (depending on build date, 3 different kinds of latches were used), rear view mirror, ceiling handles, and sun visors.

Pretty sure that covers it all
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I have coupe seats in mine, fits fine! Rear bench is also from a coupe. Door cards aren't interchangeable.
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I have coupe seats in mine, fits fine! Rear bench is also from a coupe. Door cards aren't interchangeable.
Putting coupe seats in a sedan isn't an issue, the fold forward feature just never gets used. Putting a sedan seat, which doesn't have the fold forward feature for the seat back, in a coupe makes back seat access nearly impossible, except for really skinny, nimble people.....
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Sedan and coupe interchangeable

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Putting coupe seats in a sedan isn't an issue, the fold forward feature just never gets used. Putting a sedan seat, which doesn't have the fold forward feature for the seat back, in a coupe makes back seat access nearly impossible, except for really skinny, nimble people.....

The tilt function (in my sedan) works wonders when vacuuming interiors!

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Glove box, vents above the glove box, lower dash, shift surround and center console, belt tensioners and latches (depending on build date, 3 different kinds of latches were used), rear view mirror, ceiling handles, and sun visors.

Pretty sure that covers it all
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