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      04-29-2012, 05:28 PM   #1
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3 Series Convertible Seats

I have recently bought a new 335I convertible which I am loving. Only issue is I'm 6'4" (which I think is 193cm's) and I am struggling with the seat adjustments.
The problem is my shoulders hit the head rest and I am unable to adjust the headrest height to allow my back and shoulders to fit into the seat and then my head to rest against the headrest.
When I test drove the car I thought this would be tolerable, however I would like to be able to raise the headrest 2 or 3 inches.
In the manual it points out that the convertible seat has no height adjustment for the headrest. However if you look at the "bracket" that attaches the headrest to the seat (along with the seatbelt) it appears to have the ability to slide up and down but the whole bracket is a solid plate of steel.
Can anyone help? I am hoping I can get BMW to solve the problem in the workshop. Has anyone had a similar problem and solved it...
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      04-29-2012, 05:54 PM   #2
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I'm confused. Do you have power seats or manual?
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      04-29-2012, 07:49 PM   #3
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Yeah, I'm a little confused as well; the headrests in the convertible *do* adjust up and down. Maybe you're saying they don't adjust enough?
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      04-29-2012, 08:11 PM   #4
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I don't understand.
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      04-29-2012, 08:49 PM   #5
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Mine work just fine here
Blew a fuse maybe?
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      04-29-2012, 08:50 PM   #6
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If you have power seats, you can adjust the headrest by pushing the backrest button "up."

Push the vertically placed button that controls forward/back tilt (the button immediately to the left of the memory controls) straight up (not forward or backward) and it will lift the headrest up. Push it straight down to bring the headrest back down.
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If you have power seats, you can adjust the headrest by pushing the backrest button "up."

Push the vertically placed button that controls forward/back tilt (the button immediately to the left of the memory controls) straight up (not forward or backward) and it will lift the headrest up. Push it straight down to bring the headrest back down.
Yeah that gets a lot of my passengers- not sure what BMW was thinking with that one...
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      05-01-2012, 07:06 AM   #8
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I'm 6'4" and had the same problem. As others have stated, you *can* move the headrest up and down with the power button on the side of the seat. However, what I had more of an issue with was the headrest moving in and out. Because the headrests are active (for collision mitigation purposes) they no longer tilt like they did on older cars, but they do *manually* go in and out (closer/further from the front of the car). There is a button on the inboard side of the headrest. Press and hold it and while doing so you can move the headrest in and out.

I've noticed that the headrest seems to move forward (it powers down as well) when you tip the seats forward to access the back seat so I find myself adjusting it quite a bit after moving the seats.
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      05-01-2012, 09:16 AM   #9
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I'm not a vert owner so I can't say I'm right...

But I believe that the reason the headrests don't go up and down is that the headrest serves as a roll over protection device. When the car "senses" that it's in a roll-over situation, the headrest pops up.
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I'm not a vert owner so I can't say I'm right...

But I believe that the reason the headrests don't go up and down is that the headrest serves as a roll over protection device. When the car "senses" that it's in a roll-over situation, the headrest pops up.
The headrests themselves do not serve as rollover protection. The pop up rollover protection is located behind the rear seat headrests.
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