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      04-26-2015, 07:40 PM   #1
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Will M3 LCI seats fit pre lci?

Found damn great deal. Local guy is selling full M3 Red interior for $1k. Includes center console, dash, front, rear full interior(not carbon). He gutted out his M3 for track.
Will M3 LCI seats fit pre lci without error code?
Currently have wornout black sports seats.

Looks like conter console wont fit due to different Idrive controller.

He also has M3 passenger airbag and M3 airbag control unit for $50 each.
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Everything will physically fit. As long as you have the same seat options it should be plug and play. Not sure if the CIC iDrive controller will work with the CCC system, but the other way has been known to work (CCC controller with CIC iDrive). Personally I wouldn't swap in the M3 center trim anyway, since the extra buttons won't work and will be out of place.

Disconnect the battery so you don't trip the airbag light when removing the seats. The only difference is LCI added Active Head Restraints, but since your car won't have the connection for AHR anyway, the car won't know it's there.
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lci seats have active headrests, ie they fire up to maximum vertical position during collision
so you need to disable them in airbag module via advanced coding
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If the seats have active headrest theirs nothing you need to do, no coding required. I swapped mine out, I had active headrest and the other person didn't. Noting was required.
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Thats an amazing deal. I would buy that for sure.
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lci seats have active headrests, ie they fire up to maximum vertical position during collision
so you need to disable them in airbag module via advanced coding
I think you're thinking of it backwards.

LCI seats into pre-LCI, theres no coding required because the ABG module was made before AHR existed. Just leave the AHR disconnected (there's no place to connect it anyway).

Pre-LCI seats in to LCI, then yes you would need to disable or code out AHR so you don't get an SRS malfunction.
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Still thinking about it. I wouldve got it without thinking if I had non sports seats. Also don't think red will look nice on black car like mine. Currently have E92 SMB with black sports interior with black wheels/grills

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Get it!!! great deal. You wont regret it
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Red is a popular color choice for almost any color E92 so people definitely think it looks nice. Of course, your personal preferences might differ.

But yeah, the seats aren't too off from the sport seats. The bottom cushion is the same, a bit more side bolstering in the seat back, and a slightly different design with the M logo on the headrest. The color would be the biggest reason for swapping IMO.
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I had active headrest and the other person didn't. Noting was required.
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I think you're thinking of it backwards.

LCI seats into pre-LCI, theres no coding required because the ABG module was made before AHR existed. Just leave the AHR disconnected (there's no place to connect it anyway).

Pre-LCI seats in to LCI, then yes you would need to disable or code out AHR so you don't get an SRS malfunction.
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Necroing this thread but, from what has been said, LCI seat to non-LCI car is a straight swap, no codes? You just won't have AHR.
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