52 14 000 

Note: Removal with faulty gear for forward/back seat adjustment.

Warning!

Read and comply with safety regulations for handling airbag modules and pyrotechnical belt tensioners.

Improper handling can lead to activation of the pyrotechnical seat belt tensioner or side airbag, resulting in injuries.

Removing and installing left or right front seat (normal/electric) BMW 3 E46

If necessary, open soft top.

Adjust front seat maximum distance towards the front and top.

Switch off the ignition!

Release screws (1).

Installation note:

Replace microencapsulated screws.

Tightening torque: 52 10 1AZ:

Type Thread Tightening specification Torque
1AZ Seat to floor plate
E31 / E32 / E34 / E36 M10 44 Nm
E36 / Z3 front M8 22 Nm
E36 / Z3 rear M10 43 Nm
E38 / E39 / E46 / E52 / E53 / E63 / E64 / E83 / E85 M10 45 Nm
Torque angle 90 °
E60 / E61 / E65 / E66 / E67 M10 (trilobular) Replace Powerlok screw 44 Nm

Removing and installing left or right front seat (normal/electric) BMW 3 E46

Undo additional screw on left-hand side.

Installation note:

Replace microencapsulated screws.

Tightening torque: 52 10 1AZ.

Adjust front seat maximum distance towards rear and bottom.

Removing and installing left or right front seat (normal/electric) BMW 3 E46

If necessary, unclip protective caps upwards.

Unscrew nuts (3).

Installation note:

Replace micro-encapsulated nuts.

Tightening torque: 52 10 1AZ.

Adjust seat rails towards the front until they are flush.

Unlock lock (1) and disconnect plug connection (2).

Important!

Cover entrance with protective covers (risk of damage).

Lift out front seat.

Installation note:

Carpet must not get between seat rails and floor panel in area of attachment points (groaning noise).