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      10-08-2012, 06:28 PM   #1
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Rear visibility issues on Vert

Anyone else find it difficult to get a good look through the rear view mirror due to the enormous read head rests?

Sorry if this has been covered before
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      10-08-2012, 08:26 PM   #2
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Yep. and even harder when looking through the wind screen.

But wouldn't trade the E93 N54 for much....maybe an E93 M3
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Yep. and even harder when looking through the wind screen.

But wouldn't trade the E93 N54 for much....maybe an E93 M3
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just drive with the top down all the time
problem solved
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just drive with the top down all the time
problem solved
Rear head rests and the rear wind screen (not the glass, the folding wind blocker thing) are both in place with the top down...



I want to get the little stickers for my side mirrors that say "Objects appearing in mirrors are losing". ha!
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Yes, it'd be nice if the rear headrests were smaller, but so far it hasn't been a big deal. Be glad you don't have a rear center headrest to contend with as well like the E90 loaner I had a couple weeks back. Worse, check out a Jeep JK hard top where you have rear headrests, spare wheel, and rear window washer motor assembly all blocking your field of view.

In practice though, I find with my E93 that everything hidden by the rear headrests is receding swiftly...
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Remove them and be done with it. I did and I am having little covers built for the bare rolls bars in the same color and the interior. I could not stand the loss of vis and did this a couple weeks after getting my car but am just getting around to this now. The plastic covers that house the roll bars don't look all that bad.
To remove them just pull up. I mean pull up hard because it take considerable force to get them out. Seems like all my BMW convertibles needed lots of force to do this.
The covers don't block any vis now and once I get the plastic covers off and put the roll bar covers on it will look pretty good...
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I got used to the small visibility. I rely on my pdc when i back up, but still look back of course.
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Remove them and be done with it. I did and I am having little covers built for the bare rolls bars in the same color and the interior. I could not stand the loss of vis and did this a couple weeks after getting my car but am just getting around to this now. The plastic covers that house the roll bars don't look all that bad.
To remove them just pull up. I mean pull up hard because it take considerable force to get them out. Seems like all my BMW convertibles needed lots of force to do this.
The covers don't block any vis now and once I get the plastic covers off and put the roll bar covers on it will look pretty good...
I'd love to see pics of that when you're done- or in the middle, before you have anything built- I'd like to see what it looks like if you just remove the covers.....can they be put back?
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I don't find it that bad? Maybe I'm just used to it now? But I would be lost without PDC. It comes in handy when the top is up!
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I have PDC but that isn't the issue, the issue is seeing behind you which the head rests block maybe 30% or more of the rear vis.

I will take some pics once I head back to Ohio again to drive the car down.
I just got a new Outback and first thing I did I pulled the rear head rests on it too because it too blocks the rear vis.

The headrests just slide in and out using the two bars the same ones you use in the older E36s, there are a couple of detents and that is it. Pull hard up and it will come up and out. To reinstall just stick the two bars back into the insert holes and push down until you bottom out.

Backing up for me was not the issue it was driving and being able to see behind me.
Hope this makes sense.
If you see post 13 here you can see the bars I am talking about
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...light=headrest
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