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    Posted: 14-November-2004 at 18:52

CAN ANYONE HELP? I HAVE A E46 COUPE AND HAVE A NEW BABY DUE IN 3 WEEKS.THE PROBLEM IS THAT I TOOK MY CAR INTO MY LOCAL DEALER TO HAVE THE PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAGS SWITCHED OFF SO THAT I CAN FIT THE BABY SEAT ONTO THE PASSENGER SEAT AND WAS TOLD IT WILL COST ME 400 TO DO AS THEY HAVE TO FIT A DIFFERENT SEATBELT AND REPROGRAMME THE ECU SO THAT THE LIGHT GOES OUT. I ALSO OWN A E36 COUPE AND WAS TOLD THIS ONE WILL ALSO COST 400 TO DO THE SAME.

HAS ANYONE ELSE COME ACROSS THIS OR ARE THE DEALERS JUST TRYING TO FLEECE ME?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-November-2004 at 19:02
Whoa, stop shouting.. lol

Isn't there a fuse to turn off the airbags?
if not i would recomend putting the chair in the back, lot safer IMHO.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-November-2004 at 04:14

back seat is far safer apparently!

I searched the interweb and came up with the following:-
from http://forum.bmwcarmagazine.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11533:-
"Sly, being a dad myself (my kid is 2 in july) i went through a similar thing with ford (saw the light and brought my wife a beemer as well!!) but a mechanic gave me some advice which stuck with me. The detonator for the airbag will remain in the car..........is it worth risking it. My advice is spend the money on a very good car seat and put your kid in the back. I brought two britax seats, one for my car and one for my wifes. The things recline and look bullet proof, better than spending 250 on disabling the bag IMHO."

http://forum.bmwboard.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&thread id=3311

Also turn off caps lock - caps on the net is regarded as shouting and many people are hungover on a monday morning!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-November-2004 at 04:22
also on this note - euro ncap results for E46
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-November-2004 at 06:20

Thanks for all your suggestions, I tried fitting the baby seat in the back but as it's a coupe its difficult for my wife to get in & out.I tried ringing a different dealer and they have quoted me 250 per car which is better but still steep. Why cant BMW have a switch to de-activate like most other manufactures.

I'll keep trying to find a cheaper way round this but if anyone else can help it would be greatly appreciated.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-November-2004 at 06:42
A specialist who has the correct software may be able to help
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-November-2004 at 07:28

I know its hard work getting in the back of a coupe, but every manufacturer I know recommends putting the nipper seats in the back.

Worth asking yourself, is it worth compromising the wee ones safety just for the sake of a bit less stretching ... I know which one I'd choose.

Not having a go, at the end of the day, its entirely up to you, just think it makes more sense thats all.


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