you have to remove the seat from the car. This pretty well follows the
directions for Seat Removal
We're at Shawn Fogg's magic garage, so you are seeing pics of the same process for Shawn's gorgeous Bright Red 96 1.9 with standard seats with seat heaters, and my wonderful Boston Green 97 2.8 with brand new sport seats.
~*~Important to note that we only worked on the driver's seat. PLEASE check the BMW service information for special procedures relating to working on the passenger seat AIRBAG~*~
Also note that extensive use of the 12v power supply is used, I don't know how to move the rails for this procedure without it. If you don't plan on using the 12v power Shawn suggests you make sure you remove the seats when the seats are fully in the most rear position.
Shawn begins by removing the bolts in the front of the rails and on the rear of the rails.(4 bolts, 2 in front and 2 in rear)
Seat Rocking Shish Kebab