BMW E30 3-Series 1984-1991 Front Seat Removal

Slide the seat all the way back and use a screwdriver to pry off the plastic cosmetic caps at the front of, and inside, each of the two slides. Then, undo the two 17mm nuts, one per slide. A 1/2″ drive ratchet with a long extension works well for that. Push the seat back slightly so the slide lifts up and away from the floor stud, and remove the washer that was around the stud.

Slide the seat all the way forward. If it tilts, as in the 2-door models, tilt it forward. and use a screwdriver to pry off the plastic cosmetic caps at the rear oof, and inside, each of the two slides. Then, undo the two 17mm bolts, one per slide. A 1/2″ drive ratchet without an extension works well for that.

For the driver seat, reach underneath and unplug the connection to the seat belt buzzer.

For heated seats, undo the connections for those, too.

Move the seat-back as far upright as you can. Go stand outside the car, and with the door open, pull the seat towards you, upwards and out of the car.

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