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      08-08-2008, 12:23 PM   #1
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Velcro on seatbelt reciever?

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Been bugging me since I can't figure why it's there. My E90 M3 has what looks like velcro wrapped around both the front seat seatbelt recievers. What on earth is this purpose of this?
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Not to scratch the center console.


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      08-08-2008, 12:33 PM   #3
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looks like so it doesnt scratch the center console plastics. other than that no idea
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The "female end" on my A4's belts has some felt padding to keep it from rubbing the console if the seat is pulled too far forward.

Could this be similar?

Last edited by schadenfreude; 08-08-2008 at 12:34 PM. Reason: Edit: 3 answers for the price of 1. I'm just a wee bit slow!
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+1. Must be for no scratches.
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So they don't rub or cause rattles against the center console. Now, I agree it does seem like a design-flaw-after thought... but that's because it literally looks like they bought miles of just standard Velcro and cut strips a just apply it. They could have at least done it with a die cut circle... and that would have made it less cheap-like or after thought-like.
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It's there to prevent squeaking. When the receptacle is wedged between the console and the leather seat it can make an obnoxious squeaking noise. Also when the seat position is changed. Wrapping it in the nappy fabric stuff quiets it down. A low-tech solution to a problem that used to drive me NUTS in my E46.
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It's there to prevent squeaking. When the receptacle is wedged between the console and the leather seat it can make an obnoxious squeaking noise. Also when the seat position is changed. Wrapping it in the nappy fabric stuff quiets it down. A low-tech solution to a problem that used to drive me NUTS in my E46.
my guess too.
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