52 13 000 

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Remove head restraint

Adjust front seat as far forward and upward as possible.

Warning!

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

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

Switch off ignition.

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

Saloon only:

Release seatbelt screw (1) and feed out seatbelt strap (2).

Tightening torque 72 11 1AZ:

Type Thread Tightening specification Torque
1AZ Seat belt,

Automatic reel,

Lower strap,

Anchor fitting,

Belt tensioner to body

E36 / E31 / E38 / E39 / E46 / E52 / E53 / E83 Replace screws 31

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

All:

Release screws (1) at rear.

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

Installation:

Replace screws.

Move front seat as far back as possible.

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

Unclip cover at front.

Release nuts (3) at front.

Installation:

Replace nuts.

Move front seat down and seat runners forward so that they are flush.

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

Important!

Cover door sill with protective covers (risk of damage).

Lift out front seat.

Installation:

Carpet must not get between seat rails and floor pan in area of fastening points (grating noises).

Tightening torque 52 10 1AZ.