Originally Posted by zsx_m
I know I've seen at least a couple of people that modified their stock seats to have alcantara centers, but I'm having trouble finding those threads again..
I have a professional auto upholsterer in my area that did my friend's e46 M3 and they came out really great. I'm just worried about complications with sensors, etc.
Does anyone know the risks involved (if any) in performing surgery on the OEM seats?
Provided that the seats are disassembled and reassembled carefully and correctly, there shouldn't be any issues. Just swapping the centers won't affect the airbags, heaters (if equipped), or sensors at all. Don't start the car with the seats out or you will need to visit the dealer to clear the airbag code/light.