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  DIY: Factory Folding Rear Seats
Bavarian Tech
12-05-2010
[b]So your car didnt come with the factory code "465" Split Fold Down Rear Seats - $475
Folding rear seat center armrest with ski bag; Asymmetrical front facing rear seats

Its very possible and realitly easy to retro fit them..Unlike e46 their is no difference...
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By Tk502 on 04-18-2011, 08:35 PM
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Thanks for the reply woodpecka. Bare with me here: looking at the schematics you attached I'd have to get the actual covers? I'm assuming your side bolsters and bottom seat are also for the e91. How much are you asking and do you have any more pics? ALso do you know how they attached the covers over the foam?
Chris
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By woodpecka on 04-18-2011, 09:54 PM
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You still can't get PM. Reply to me by email at: woodpecka "at" gmail "dot" com

-The bottom covers are the same for e90 and e91
-The sides are shorter on the e91 so you can buy the one for e90 or try to fit yours.

The covers are attached by wires on the foam. I can send you all the TBMW TIS instructions with the parts.
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By jvxbimmer on 04-20-2011, 12:44 AM
Great job
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By rmkearbey on 04-20-2011, 06:24 PM
Nicely done!
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By BLACKIMPACT on 04-21-2011, 08:55 PM
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Can someone please tell me what size torx the Folding Seat Support Bracket Screw ~ 07 14 7 161 279 is?

Thanks.
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By Bavarian Tech on 04-21-2011, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by BLACKIMPACT View Post
Can someone please tell me what size torx the Folding Seat Support Bracket Screw ~ 07 14 7 161 279 is?

Thanks.
Torx 30 if I remember correctly
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By jlaforn on 04-24-2011, 09:23 AM
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Love it!!
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By BLACKIMPACT on 04-24-2011, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by msbc721 View Post
Torx 30 if I remember correctly
Thanks, but it was a T-40. The best way to get it out is with an L - Shaped Torx key.
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By OneOfaKindTrini on 04-26-2011, 06:08 PM
Correct me if im wrong but E92's have folding seats standard right? I know you did this in the E90, good work finding those parts at those prices.
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By slade on 07-27-2011, 09:10 AM
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Thanks for the great writeup, msbc721! There is a small error in your parts list:

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Cable Holder ~ 72 11 8 177 700 4x (Not Required, But Opitonal)
Seat Back Lock Actuators Screw Hole Inserts ~ 63 12 1 374 075 [2x]
You need 2x cable holders and 4x screw hole inserts.

Do you remember what is the part number for the side bolster clips? The part number posted in the other thread was wrong.
Last edited by slade; 07-27-2011 at 09:25 AM.
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By Bavarian Tech on 07-27-2011, 05:37 PM
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Thanks for the great writeup, msbc721! There is a small error in your parts list:



You need 2x cable holders and 4x screw hole inserts.

Do you remember what is the part number for the side bolster clips? The part number posted in the other thread was wrong.
Good Catch :-) I have yet to find a part number for that, if you find out please let me know.
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By Goathog02 on 11-03-2011, 01:46 PM
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Nice write up. I noticed you put down $200 for seats. Does that mean i cannot use the non folding seats I have now and just add the hardware?
Wondering if anyone has figured out the answer to this q?
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By Bavarian Tech on 11-03-2011, 06:13 PM
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Wondering if anyone has figured out the answer to this q?
No its impossible, as it a completed different setup..I'm sure you rig up something half ass but IMO its not worth it.
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By daizo on 05-21-2012, 09:56 AM
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Thumbs up Thank you!

I know it might be a little old report, but I finished mine thank to your DIY report.
Thank you very much for the detailed and carefully written manual. Helped me a lot!
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By marius76 on 06-29-2012, 05:27 AM
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Do you remember what is the part number for the side bolster clips? The part number posted in the other thread was wrong.
clip #52207157536
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By raf555 on 10-27-2012, 10:34 AM
can the cables and levers /lock from an E92 be used on E90 rear folding seats?
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By 3.1L Z on 01-14-2013, 10:07 PM
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Great DIY and great help. Here's the deal: I have 2 e90s and changing out the entire leatherette with leather from the other car. ie...one is premium package and the other is not. So, technically I have all the parts needed including hardware. To clarify, the donor car has folding split seats the "new" car does not. The only parts I'm thinking I might need to purchase are the plastic screw holders that expand when mounting the manual seatback release handles..... Thoughts???? Am I missing anything here?

Thanks, Steve
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By ima747 on 02-02-2013, 08:10 AM
Excellent writeup. Folding rear seat is about the only thing I wish my 330 had that was missing. Great stuff, thank you!
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By littlejohno on 05-16-2014, 09:51 AM
Great thread a little old now but thanks a lot for the right up it means i can maybe by the car i want
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