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      08-14-2014, 10:37 AM   #1
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E92 M3 seats fit into E82?

Do the electric seats from and E92 M3 swap straight into an E82 that had electric seats previously?
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      08-14-2014, 02:40 PM   #2
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First see if anyone swapped e92 seats

I know z4M seats have been swapped into an e87
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      08-14-2014, 07:24 PM   #3
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These bolt right up, and the airbags still work?
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      08-14-2014, 07:47 PM   #4
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I think, I remember seeing some pics of the early 1M prototypes running around with M3 seats. We need to call upon or local 1M WiKi aka @Artemis for a picture!
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      08-15-2014, 07:38 AM   #5
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Yes, they do fit. There was recently a thread about it and a guy posted a pic of manual M3 seats in his 135.
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      08-15-2014, 09:09 AM   #6
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See also:
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=869235
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=371464
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showp...8&postcount=31 ("E92 M3 are direct bolt in for E82 1-series. Plugs and bolt locations require 0 modification")
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showp...45&postcount=9 ("I had a e90 and e82 at the same time for a few months and compared them. They are the same width and have the same 4 mounting points. Also, the electric control are identical.")

If you want more sporty seats for the 1M, then first consider the BMW Performance Seats (which are actually Recaro Sportster CS seats trimmed to BMW spec):
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=862951



Piece of advice: save yourself the extra cost of restitching with an orange thread - simply buy a good orange textile pen (for almost no money) to match the white seat stitching of the BMW Performance Seats with the 1M Kyalami Orange stitching:
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showp...3&postcount=20
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showp...&postcount=461

BMW Performance Seats installation instructions:
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/attac...7&d=1338504565

Note that the Recaro seats that featured inside the BMW 1M MotoGP Safety Car (Recaro Profi SPG XL) were not foldable (well, at least not in that race car) - on the contrary, the BMW Performance Seats can be folded:
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showp...1&postcount=46

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I think, I remember seeing some pics of the early 1M prototypes running around with M3 seats. We need to call upon our local 1M WiKi aka @Artemis for a picture!
Only few pictures are around showing the seats in 1M test mules. Here's one (as you can notice, the alcantara trim and anthracite ceiling still had to be implemented - no M3 seats).

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      08-15-2014, 05:00 PM   #7
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M3 seats in a 1M...

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@Artemis you made me go digging in my 1M photo archives!

I found the picture(s) I remembered showing the M3 seats in a 1M prototype. This was also the first photos of the 1M instrument panel gauges. You can clearly see the M3 seats.


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      08-15-2014, 05:12 PM   #8
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wow, WHAT A GOLD MINE of links pics. Thank you @Dackelone @Artemis
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      08-15-2014, 05:36 PM   #9
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@dackelone and @artemis , that is dedication! Some seriously good info posted in here.

Reason for the question, is that I've found an m3 at a local wreckers with immaculate interior, and was thinking of doing a front seat swap for them.

My current leather is Lemon White, and it is wearing pretty badly. The previous owner didn't look after it too well, and it looks like a rotten lemon now. Lol

Instead of re-trimming, I like the idea of the m3 seats, if I could get my hands on them.
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      08-15-2014, 10:18 PM   #10
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First see if anyone swapped e92 seats

I know z4M seats have been swapped into an e87
Link? My peeve with the e87 is the seat height and lack of hold (compared to a fixed back bucket). Legally I can't remove my curtain airbags, so therefore can't fit a decent fixed back.
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      08-16-2014, 04:19 PM   #11
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Link? My peeve with the e87 is the seat height and lack of hold (compared to a fixed back bucket). Legally I can't remove my curtain airbags, so therefore can't fit a decent fixed back.
Ill see if i can find photos. The car had no instructions it was on bmw syndicate de. He used z4M e86 seats
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      08-16-2016, 02:59 PM   #12
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Cool 2012 BMW E92 M3 Seats swap into 2008 BMW 135i

8/24/16 Update: So, the seats I received did not have the seat ecu module that comes with them and is bracketed underneath the seats. Now, in my opinion, these should have come with the seats, since they are a part of the seat to begin with. However, the seller on ebay thinks otherwise. So, we've come to an agreement, that he refunds $100 and buys 1 module and it's in the mail now. Then, I can buy the passenger side module and be good to go.


I just picked up some M3 seats that are in like new condition from ebay for 900.
Power everything, bolsters, lumbar, heated, extension cushion. Now my current seats only have power, no lumbar, no heat, no bolster adjusting, no front extension cushion. I know I will need to get the buttons that turn the heated function on. Has anyone does this? where they've replaced their non-heated seats with heated one's and what was needed other than the buttons on the dash?






This is my car 08 25k miles, stage 3 and too much to list. dyno'd at 420hp more to come. I'm getting a professional tune on it this weekend since Cobb's maps don't offer a map tuned for my type of upgrades. I'm excited and this car makes me smile every single time I drive it. The RPi straight through catless fro DP to Tips sounds FRIGGIN' INSANE!! I'll list the mods later on.

Any thoughts or suggestions on how to start the seat swap process? It seems pretty straight forward. I'll let y'all know how it goes and post some pics when I get it finished.
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      09-09-2016, 07:03 AM   #13
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2012 m3 fully loaded seat swap into 2008 135i that had only power seats

So, as you can see, I recently installed '12 m3 fully loaded seats into my '08 135i which had only power seats.

Ok, so I got both 2012 M3 seats in successfully and both ECU Modules that I was sent/bought. Unfortunately, there are around 8 or so different ECU modules that seem to be very specific on which seats they will work properly/entirely. This is the correct part number according to bmw parts website. HOWEVER, I do know that there are 2 different versions of these seat ECU modules. One has comfort option and one does not. BUt the part number I pulled from another 135i that had the comfort options(lumbar/bolster adjustments) and it STILL does not control the lumbar/bolsters. ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

So, the two seat modules I received were from two different cars. Supposedly the one the seller bought and sent me was "bought" from BMW. Funny how he can't produce an invoice to show me the cost etc.

Anyways, the power(movement) of both seats work now but I cannot get the air bolsters or lumbar adjustment to work. At first I thought the motors might be shot but I don't think that is the case here. Any suggestions? I literally pulled the part number from an 09 135i seat ecu module from under the seat, ordered it and still no lumbar or bolster adjustment capability.

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