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February 27, 2017, 06:26:07 PM

AdrianD

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Rear seat belt cover - is there a part missing?? Help!
« on: February 27, 2017, 06:26:07 PM »
Hello all

I have just taken delivery of my very first X5. It's an E70 model, late 2012.

I love it  :)

I've bought it Approved Used. After getting it home I realised that - unusually because the rest of the car seems so refined - you can see the mechanism into which the rear middle seat belt fastens - to the extent that if I was sitting there I'd have to be careful not to get grease on my clothes.

I emailed the dealership to see if there was some sort of cover missing, attaching a photo - the same one as I've attached below. They've checked with their 'head of parts' and say there isn't one, that's how it should be.

I thought I'd check with you fine folk on here. Any help / confirmation either way would be very much appreciated...

Thanks!

February 27, 2017, 07:08:23 PM
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Re: Rear seat belt cover - is there a part missing?? Help!
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2017, 07:08:23 PM »
Sorry mate but no photo added.....
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February 27, 2017, 07:34:35 PM
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Re: Rear seat belt cover - is there a part missing?? Help!
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2017, 07:34:35 PM »
Thanks.....failed. Now amended to add it but quite possibly now managed to attach a stupidly large copy....the joy of smartphones....

February 27, 2017, 08:40:01 PM
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Re: Rear seat belt cover - is there a part missing?? Help!
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2017, 08:40:01 PM »
You are indeed missing a cover.[IMG]http://i68.tinypic.com/efrnsj.jpg[/IMG

February 27, 2017, 08:42:56 PM
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2017, 08:42:56 PM »
"Head of parts" needs to go back to being the janitor.... or spec savers 😳 It's quite a long piece, more like a shoehorn from what I can feel very quickly (cold outside) At the top it looks like it may have a lug each side to enable it to maybe rotate when the seat is lowered???? For info my car is a late 11 plate 4.0d msport. Good luck with getting it fixed now!

February 27, 2017, 08:59:02 PM
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2017, 08:59:02 PM »
Aha! I knew it.....I thought it just looked odd without anything!

Right, armed with that I won't be so easily fobbed off this time.....

Thanks so much, I really appreciate it.

February 28, 2017, 06:12:05 PM
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Re: Rear seat belt cover - is there a part missing?? Help!
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2017, 06:12:05 PM »
To help, use Realoem for looking things up.  It's a copy of the BMW Parts Database, normally just one issue behind but often ahead of the one Dealers are actually using.  Put the last 7 characters of your VIN into 'Serial No' and it will pull up your model.  I would think the interior trim section will cover what you need.

And the 'Head of Parts' seems to be missing some!
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