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Thread: First Aid Kit Front Seat..what kind of screw?

  1. #11
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    Dredging up this old thread

    I made a mistake and assumed that the first aid box 53107044958 fit all E46's. So I bought it along with the mounting bracket 52107 045018. And bought 2 #12 x 3/4" machine screws. 2 things happened on the install

    1) the bracket mounted easily, but now the thigh support on the Sport seats won't move. I'm guessing those screw are too long
    2) the first aid box won't slide in to the bracket because it hits the metal bar that goes across the underside of the seat

    I've now read that that bar only exists on the convertibles, and if I'd done my research on Realoem I'd have found that the convertible has a different box 52107008620, and the correct BMW screw is 07149169302 M6 x 12 (and looks much shorter).

    Only good news is I have the right bracket

    But before I order the screws, I'm not finding a source for that convertible first aid box 52107008620. Does anyone have any ideas where to find it? The first aid box I bought in error is for coupes and sedans, and can be found everywhere......
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    52107008620 - FIRST AID BOX EMPTY
    Superseded by: 52106971063
    These were only used on E46 convertibles, including Euro M3s, AND E93 convertibles.

    It appears BMW uses a different # for empty vs. full boxes.
    Part # 52108267538 is for the case PLUS contents for E46 convertibles.
    Part # 52107166665 is for the case PLUS contents for E46 & E93 convertibles.

    Here's a used one. Perhaps you can tell from the pix if it's different from the one you have. Ask seller if there are other #s molded into the box.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-3-SERIE...EAAOSw5cNYfimd

    Here's a new one:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/GENUINE-OEM-BMW-3-Series-Under-Seat-Emergency-First-Aid-Kit-E46-E93-52107166665/253274644865?epid=9017006757&hash=item3af8586181:gXQAAOSwi8xaTjzc
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    Thanks John

    the 1st listing looks just like mine. It's that bump out on the bottom in the back that hits the metal bar, so I don't think it's that one. Although his listing says it came from an M3 vert though...?

    the 2nd one looks promising though, since they've carved off that bump out. Good suggestion to ask if it has the part number molded into it. I might also ask him to measure the depth

    FYI - Realoem using my VIN says my part (empty box) was superseded by 52106971063 (also used on 6 Series).

    I just went through 20 sites that said it's no longer available, but the 21st site actually let me order it. Just sent a $36 PayPal payment into the great unknown

    Just carry a band-aid in my wallet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pedro2u View Post
    I just went through 20 sites that said it's no longer available, but the 21st site actually let me order it. Just sent a $36 PayPal payment into the great unknown
    Good luck! Many of the dealer internet parts catalog sales tools are not up to date, showing a price, only to inform you later it's NLA.
    I discovered decades ago that it's easier (& cheaper) to find accessories like that during or closer to the end of model production!
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    Confused. You ordered the 2nd ebay one or from somewhere else?

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    You're probably correct, but I gave it a shot. I found it at this website:

    https://www.mybimmerparts.com

    Appears to be Passport BMW in Suitland MD. Google Earth image of their address shows a BIG BMW dealership
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    Passport's parts dept. is very competitive - hope they have it for you. They are also very supportive of the local BMW club chapter.
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    Good to know. I can picture them scratching the heads right now wondering how their system allowed an order to be taken for a discontinued part....
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    Back to the drawing board, they're done scratching their heads:

    MyBimmerParts.com (mbporders@mybimmerparts.com)

    To:you

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    Thanks for your order with us. Unfortunately, the item you have purchased is discontinued by BMW. We are unable to source it from any US or German warehouses. The order will be cancelled and payment authorization reversed. Thanks, and sorry for the inconvenience!
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    that sucks bro
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