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E38 Active Seat Retrofit

Added Active Seat equipment out of a 740il [E38]. My sincere thanks to the original authors of the following posts / contents which helped me put this all together.

E38 Active Seat Retrofit:
http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/567475
E46 Lumbar Install:
http://www.tmk.com/lumbar/index.shtml
E39 Lumbar Install:
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=818328

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Active Seat Kit
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Active Seat Kit
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Tools
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Tools
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New Control Panel
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New Control Panel
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Standard vs. Active Seat Bottom
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Standard vs. Active Seat Bottom
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Remove Side Trim
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Remove Side Trim
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Rear bolt securing trim - (Hidden)
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Rear bolt securing trim - (Hidden)
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Seat belt connectors
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Seat belt connectors
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Disconnect Procedure
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Disconnect Procedure
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Locations of hog rings on seat bottom
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Locations of hog rings on seat botto…
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More locations of hog rings on seat bottom
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More locations of hog rings on seat …
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Occupancy sensor for passenger airbag.
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Occupancy sensor for passenger airba…
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Installing of the active seat pads
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Installing of the active seat pads
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Installing of the active seat pump
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Installing of the active seat pump
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Sliding the pads into place
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Sliding the pads into place
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Notice the mounting tabs will align with springs
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Notice the mounting tabs will align …
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Press into place
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Press into place
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Everything Installed
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Everything Installed
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Adding the lumbar pad for the seat back.
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Adding the lumbar pad for the seat b…
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Lumbar Pad Installed
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Lumbar Pad Installed
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Controls for the Lumbar Pad
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Controls for the Lumbar Pad
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Wiring Path Under the carpet
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Wiring Path Under the carpet
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I  removed the only the shifter and loosened the bolts on the ebrake to run the wires.
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I removed the only the shifter and …
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Add Active seat control wires to seat connector
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Add Active seat control wires to sea…
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Control Unit Wiring
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Control Unit Wiring
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