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      01-28-2019, 04:15 AM   #1
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How to install rear seat?

My son dropped a mentos inside the isofix hole so I removed the rear seats which was an easy job. But now I have a problem because I can't install the rear seats back in. It's so hard to get the seat belt buckle to pop into the rear seats. Anyone have any tips? Any help is greatly appreciated!
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      01-28-2019, 04:23 AM   #2
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Feed seat belt through seat & buckle up, then pull the buckle through the seat.
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Feed seat belt through seat & buckle up, then pull the buckle through the seat.
I tried that but I can't get the seat buckle to pop back up.... while sweating like hell
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      01-28-2019, 09:22 AM   #4
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Take a break, have a cold drink & try again - it is that easy!
https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f...ility/HmRdvHuM
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is there a bank of fuses under the back seat?
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I had a similar issue. I couldn't fish the buckle up. Tried but not luck. Then it was suggested to easily pull up the seat bottom from the front as per the link in John in VA's post. It was very easy.
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is there a bank of fuses under the back seat?
I'm not certain, but check with the TIS: https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f30-335i-lim/
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I ended up driving to the dealer and have them install the rear seat back in. It was performed by mainly 1 person. He used the seat belt to buckle the seat belt through the rear car seat and used a lot of shoving to make the buckle pop up. It was done in about 5 minutes. I'm just glad the rear seat is back where it should be.
PS. There is no wiring or fuses under the rear seat
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What an absolute sh*te design. Should not be this hard to install the read bench. I've been trying to get the seat in for over and hour and I'm in pain trying all suggestions. The holes are just too snug for the buckle to come through. So pissed off.
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It took me and a friend about 45 min to get the buckles through. He ended up standing on the rear seat, pulling on the seat belt strap while I maneuvered the fabric around the buckles. Major pain in the ass
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I admit that seat design is one of THE worst German engineered item I have ever seen. Guy responsible for that should be fired...

Let's see how we can make something simple ridicuously crazy to install

I did my share of sweating/swearing 1st time I did it, but after a couple times you get the hang of it using the seat belt buckle method and pulling from top while aligning with other hand from underneath
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