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      08-15-2012, 09:29 PM   #23
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how do you code for these? I know a dealer won't do it.
U contact a independant coder who can
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      08-15-2012, 09:31 PM   #24
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      08-15-2012, 10:38 PM   #25
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kiln, congrats on the seats. i was seriously debating buying them myself but the one thing that kept me was the lack of retrofit for them. i don't know about you but im really anal about the minor details and for the performance seats you have the following to deal with. it would be great to see how you get around these and see installation.

head rest restraint: i don't think there is coding to disable this feature but last thing i want is the message showing on my i drive all the time.

passenger oc3 sensor: without this, in an event of an accident the airbags won't deploy properly on the passenger side. this scared me the most. the only way i figured to resolve this was buy an oc3 sensor mat and have an upholstery shop install it. the sensor is just a thin strip panel. then have the oc3 sensor coded to car and voila. oc3 sensor #52107244122 $416 + $130 coding from dealer + $200 install = $746.

heated seats: i know there is a retrofit wiring kit to get the heated seats to work but i haven't seen anyone in US do such and get them to work.
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kiln, congrats on the seats. i was seriously debating buying them myself but the one thing that kept me was the lack of retrofit for them. i don't know about you but im really anal about the minor details and for the performance seats you have the following to deal with. it would be great to see how you get around these and see installation.

head rest restraint: i don't think there is coding to disable this feature but last thing i want is the message showing on my i drive all the time.

passenger oc3 sensor: without this, in an event of an accident the airbags won't deploy properly on the passenger side. this scared me the most. the only way i figured to resolve this was buy an oc3 sensor mat and have an upholstery shop install it. the sensor is just a thin strip panel. then have the oc3 sensor coded to car and voila. oc3 sensor #52107244122 $416 + $130 coding from dealer + $200 install = $746.

heated seats: i know there is a retrofit wiring kit to get the heated seats to work but i haven't seen anyone in US do such and get them to work.
Head restraints can be easily coded out if needed.
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Head restraints can be easily coded out if needed.
really? thats nice to know. do you have any solution for the other 2?

do you know exactly what the head rest restraint is for and does?
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      08-15-2012, 11:00 PM   #28
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really? thats nice to know. do you have any solution for the other 2?

do you know exactly what the head rest restraint is for and does?
Head restraints were introduced in MY09, the methods are a bit different when coding for race seats in MY08 vs MY09-13. Seat position sensors are present in newer models as well as 1-series models.

OC3 is possible as well, not a problem. I haven't had the need to retrofit heated seats since the weather's typically nice all the time in SoCal, but should not be a roadblock at all in the retrofit path.
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      08-16-2012, 11:44 AM   #30
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Congrats bro I have these seats as well and I can vouch for how incredible they really are.
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Would these work for a 6'1" tall driver in an E90 with no sunroof?
I'm 6'1 and I have these in my E90 couldn't be more perfect.
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      08-17-2012, 02:06 AM   #32
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how were you able to find a used set? i have never seen a set on sale..
very nice!!!
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wow love those seats
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I'm 6'1 and I have these in my E90 couldn't be more perfect.
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      08-17-2012, 12:58 PM   #36
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I'm 6'1 and I have these in my E90 couldn't be more perfect.
Good to know, thanks for the verification!
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Did you consider reccaro seats? Ive heard allot of good things about them.
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These are made by recaro for BMW.
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Did you consider reccaro seats? Ive heard allot of good things about them.
BMW Performance seats are actually made by Recaro.
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Huh, I knew they supplied allot of companies with custom seats just not bmw. Fine pieces, how difficult are they to mount?
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      08-18-2012, 02:35 PM   #41
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Huh, I knew they supplied allot of companies with custom seats just not bmw. Fine pieces, how difficult are they to mount?
take the old seats out and bolt bmw perf seats in.. very simple
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