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Old 12-18-2015, 11:54 AM
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Seat options for the E34

Hey everyone. I am wondering what other options we have for seats. I'm kinda a tall guy and even with the seat as far down as it can go in still maybe only 2-3 inches from the roof. Now I've noticed only the front part of the seat will move up and down. When I hit the back part the seat shifts one side shift back and forth so the back part is def broke. So I know my options are to replace said drivers seat and passenger(has a twist in it). What I was wonder is will the e39 seats fit into the e34(I have a blown 528i I am going to part out) or if there was another option to go with.
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Old 12-18-2015, 11:58 AM
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I think E36 "Vader" seats might work. They're really nice, otherwise, I'd got with aftermarket seats.
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Old 12-18-2015, 02:00 PM
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You can fix the seat twist and if the rear lowering section on you drivers seat is broken you can switch out just the bottom seat base with the motors with another seat bottom or switch it with your passengers side.


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Old 12-18-2015, 02:18 PM
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Well the seats aren't in the best of shape that's why I was wanting to just replace them
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Old 12-18-2015, 06:11 PM
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I am just searching for seats right now too, for a whole other reason. I'm looking to take out the heavy boat anchors for a lightweight seat. For fun I just removed my passenger seat and went around the block, it felt like I added 50hp.

For an OE seat, I wouldn't know. But these inexpensive universal racing seats with manual sliders sit very low.
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Old 12-18-2015, 06:56 PM
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There is a person parting a e32 735 with a tan interior near Cincinnati. The seats looked good. It is listed on Craigslist. He has it listed as a 98 735i (ya, he does not know what year it is.) Yes the e32 seat is the same seat you have except they are memory and they have lumbar support. Which I added to my e34 seats and have been very happy.



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Old 12-19-2015, 08:44 AM
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All you have to do to fix the seat twist is shorten the drive cable housings between the motors and the adjusting gears. It's an elementary E34 fix -- there are dozens of "how-tos" on this and other forums. Your headroom problems could be the result of a disengaged drive cable in the lower part of the seat. The "twist" there is a little less obvious than when the back malfunctions, but when the seat base is fully elevated it limits headroom quite a bit. BTDT.

You can round up some used E34 passenger seats (which rarely show much wear) and swap the pads and skins over to the frame of your driver's seat. They are interchangeable right to left.
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Old 12-20-2015, 12:27 AM
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Thanks Andy! I'm going to call him on Monday.

N graybeard I'll have to look into that if these other seats don't pan out
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Old 12-20-2015, 06:15 AM
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Happy to help. Remember you have to also get the wire harness for the memory seat and I think the brain


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Old 12-20-2015, 10:43 AM
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Ok! Is it located under the seats?
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Old 12-20-2015, 06:07 PM
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Yep it is located under the seats, under the carpet.

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Old 12-21-2015, 03:16 PM
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Anything else I will need aside from wiring harness? I looked today and the seats in the car are memory and have lumbar but those don't work(at least my side)
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Old 12-21-2015, 03:17 PM
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Going down there tmrw. Anything you looking for Andy I can check out for you?
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Old 12-21-2015, 06:34 PM
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Thanks. Do not. I would also grab the rear arm rest with the storage area and if it has a rear shade. You can also add the rear head rests to your car.


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Old 12-22-2015, 01:43 PM
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Ugh the pictures did it justice. They'd already let someone take all the guts out of the seats and refused to put a battery in it to see if they worked(this was before I found most of the marts missing out the back)
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Old 12-22-2015, 08:17 PM
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Ugh the pictures did it justice. They'd already let someone take all the guts out of the seats and refused to put a battery in it to see if they worked(this was before I found most of the marts missing out the back)
That sucks.


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Old 12-23-2015, 09:35 PM
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Ya oh well. Might have a line on a pair of black ones but then I'd need a black back seat
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Old 12-24-2015, 04:54 AM
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I have the top section of the rear black seat.


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Old 12-24-2015, 07:22 AM
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How much?
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Old 12-24-2015, 04:11 PM
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Mykk where did you get your seat? I'm looking for aftermarket seats for the track.
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