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      04-22-2010, 07:08 PM   #45
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Thanks indeed - I might give this a try. So no error codes or anything?

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Yes and yes . Just pull fuse #30; all it does is deactivate the arms, like if they had never been there . You're welcome .

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Yes and yes . Just pull fuse #30; all it does is deactivate the arms, like if they had never been there . You're welcome .
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I deactivated the arm probably 3 mins after taking delivery of my 335 and will be doing the same w/ M3.... Cool but completely useless gadget for me!
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Thanks indeed - I might give this a try. So no error codes or anything?
No error codes....
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Thanks indeed - I might give this a try. So no error codes or anything?
It will store a soft code, but not trigger a light.
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      04-22-2010, 09:21 PM   #49
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I don't like those things, and if any of mine ever fail, I'll just remove them both, to hell with the waranty. I never use it anyway. I lack the patience. I usually already have the belt buckled by the time it pops out. I wonder how much weight could be saved by completely removing them? I've also wondered if there a place to mount a harness bar in their place.
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      04-22-2010, 09:49 PM   #50
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So true Urban. It has become part of my daily routine to anticipate my car handing me my seatbelt that it feels weird when I switch to my X5 (winter beater) and wait for it but get nothing.
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I really think this is a great feature, don't understand why people hate it or would like to disable it.

A side note on the repair, make sure to get the arm that is specific to the M, the flap is matt chrome in stead of just chrome for the none M cars.
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      04-23-2010, 12:56 AM   #51
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Pulled #30 fuse. It's in kind of a tricky spot to get my hand in their to remove it. Ahhhhh! Now instead of hearing those 2 noisy arms come out, its nice and quiet when I buckle up. Best change I made to the car yet.
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Those 2 crazy seat belt extenders have a mind of their own. The passenger side almost always extends even when no has sat on that side in a month. Ridiculous. I also don't like the noise those 2 contraptions make when they extend and withdraw.

I'm pulling fuse #30 today.
They're triggered by the passenger door being opened (and shut), not by someone sitting in the passenger seat.
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      04-23-2010, 07:34 PM   #53
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They're triggered by the passenger door being opened (and shut), not by someone sitting in the passenger seat.


The passenger arm even extends if no one opens that door. But like I said, I pulled the fuse so now no noise from those ridiculous things nor the annoyance. Good riddance.
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      04-23-2010, 07:51 PM   #54
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Mine stops working or sometimes gets stuck after it give me the belt. After a restart with the engine its fixed I guess it has something to do with the power getting to it.
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      04-23-2010, 11:52 PM   #55
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having owned several bmw's i truly believe a lot of components minus the engine are designed to break shortly after the warranty ends. most of the replacements cost on these cars are reasonable but labor is a bitch.
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      04-24-2010, 09:07 AM   #56
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Imo the idea was sound..But as it was built so cheaply it just turned out to be half baked attempt at best..



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I deactivated the arm probably 3 mins after taking delivery of my 335 and will be doing the same w/ M3.... Cool but completely useless gadget for me!

After finding out which fuse...I did the same as well.
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      04-24-2010, 11:25 AM   #57
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Mine has never missed or given me any problems for the 2 years i'v had my car.. Very convenient.. No need to stretch for it..
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My driver side seatbelt arm just broke. It wont retract all the way. I'd like to remove or replace the device.

Does anyone know how to take the rear interior panel off?
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My driver side seatbelt arm just broke. It wont retract all the way. I'd like to remove or replace the device.

Does anyone know how to take the rear interior panel off?
Isn't it under warranty?
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      10-01-2010, 11:20 PM   #60
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I would think it's under warranty.....
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      10-02-2010, 12:08 PM   #61
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This was one of the things that annoyed the crap out of me, when I owned an e92 335i... And the "auto" slip seats... give me a seat that can jump up off the floor so I can actually get someone into the back seat in less than three minutes. Anyway, sorry your arm broke. Mine would break at least once a month.
Sure the moving seat thing is a little slow but at least the seats go back to exactly where they were after you fold them forward/slide them unlike a lot of cars.

I dont mind the little arms, I'm almost 50 years old and everything hurts so not having to reach back seems like a good thing to me
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The seat belt handover is just something else to break and adds to the cost. Have been fastening seat belts before engine start since 1962. Yes, it'll work by switching on ignition or radio readiness modes but still could be replaced with a simple (and cheaper) holder on top of the seat back similar to the gizmo on the GTI 2-door.
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      10-02-2010, 02:06 PM   #63
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I'm with everybody else. That stupid arm was the first thing I questioned when I got the car: it makes the car more expensive, heavier, less reliable, and it's going to fail sooner or later. Plus you need to remove many parts to get to that panel, potentially adding even more rattles (if that's even possible ) when fixed.

And yes, they have a mind of their own. It either does not like my wife, or her timing has always been off, but she always have to reach for the belt.

If one of mine fail under warranty, I MIGHT get it fixed. But if I keep the car after warranty and they fail, definitely won't fix it. Hope they just have a fuse to kill them altogether. In fact, if they have a fuse I might kill them now so they're still operational on resale . Not a bad idea, huh? Later gang.
Thats actually not a bad idea..they seem so flimsy to begin with. I wonder if it can be programmed not to hand you the seat belt.

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I wonder if it can be programmed not to hand you the seat belt.
Man, that post of mine you quoted is OLD. I found the cure a long time ago : just pull fuse #30 from the fuse box inside the glove compartment . Below is a picture, with the blacked out boxes not being used in my car. I moved the fuse to slot 15 (unused) and placed a sticky note in my manual, in case I forget to reinstall it when car is sold. But you can just remove it. Hope this helps.


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