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 > X Series > X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)

X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
Talk about the E83 BMW X3 in this forum!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-31-2012, 11:46 AM
SonicBoom SonicBoom is online now
Gearhead
Location: Minneapolis
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 152
Mein Auto: 2007 X3
Did I find an OEM seat heater replacement for cheap? $100

Yep... me too. My drivers seat heater in in meltdown mode.

After reading the many helpful threads on here (thank you one and all), it seems the replacement parts are ridiculously priced....

But what is this??? Is there someone in Atlanta that can check this out?

http://parts.bmwofsouthatlanta.com/p...117249277.html


Yes, I see it is for a 2010.. but if it plugs right in, perhaps I can place it beneath my existing leather?


Thoughts?
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 01-01-2013, 06:59 AM
x3brian x3brian is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Sacramento CA
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 989
Mein Auto: X3
The biggest challenge will be installation. Its a bit of a PITA to get the seat cover back on but here is a write up:

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=669338

It's for a e46...but should be very similar. I had one saved for the e83 but not quickly finding it.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-01-2013, 09:01 AM
SonicBoom SonicBoom is online now
Gearhead
Location: Minneapolis
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 152
Mein Auto: 2007 X3
Thanks! Do you know if this heater from Atlanta is a direct plug in
?

Sent from my XT907 using Bimmer App
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-01-2013, 09:37 AM
x3brian x3brian is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Sacramento CA
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 989
Mein Auto: X3
Real oem lists that part for the f25.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partxref.do?part=64117249277

I do not see a separate part number for the e83...but I might be missing it. Here is a comfort seat for the 07:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...05&hg=52&fg=10

I see the heating element but it lists it with the seat cushion.

I can't see the plug layout to compare.

Last edited by x3brian; 01-01-2013 at 09:43 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-01-2013, 04:20 PM
SonicBoom SonicBoom is online now
Gearhead
Location: Minneapolis
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 152
Mein Auto: 2007 X3
Yeah, I'm trying to find a way to get a new seat heater in there without buying the entire 07 style assembly. The 07 assembly goes for about a hundred bucks.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-01-2013, 04:21 PM
SonicBoom SonicBoom is online now
Gearhead
Location: Minneapolis
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 152
Mein Auto: 2007 X3
Also, I only need the seat bottom heater. The back heater works fine.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
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 09:44 AM.


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