1 Series Lumbar Support Retro Fit

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Re: 1 Series Lumbar Support Retro Fit

Post by captainoats » Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:49 pm

Just ordered mine and will fit soon and post results.

My sport model has the electric side bolsters so glad I've seen someone else install the retro fit lumbar support without issues.
Personally I find the electric side bolsters pointless. When I was at the BMW dealer recently I asked how many people actually ask to make sure the electric side bolsters are fitted and they said none! Goes to show that BMW are on to a winner here by removing lumbar support as standard and charging it as an optional extra. 1st car I have had without lumbar support as standard so I've learnt the hard way!

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Re: 1 Series Lumbar Support Retro Fit

Post by Legjt » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:19 am

I had one of these but it just never worked quite right for my back. I only used it for about a month and took it out. Having a clear out so I'm now selling it. It's as good as new. It cost me £45.60 in total inc packaging when I bought it but I'll take £30 and ship it to you for free.

I've advertised on eBay here:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302187919401? ... 1555.l2649

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Re: 1 Series Lumbar Support Retro Fit

Post by captainoats » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:17 pm

Hi,

Thanks for the reply. I already have one of these fitted in my car now.
Good so far. :)

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Re: 1 Series Lumbar Support Retro Fit

Post by ian_h » Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:28 pm

Legjt wrote:I had one of these but it just never worked quite right for my back. I only used it for about a month and took it out. Having a clear out so I'm now selling it. It's as good as new. It cost me £45.60 in total inc packaging when I bought it but I'll take £30 and ship it to you for free.

I've advertised on eBay here:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302187919401? ... 1555.l2649

Thanks
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Do you still have this for sale I could be interested
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Re: 1 Series Lumbar Support Retro Fit

Post by Legjt » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:51 pm

Gone now unfortunately Ian!
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Re: 1 Series Lumbar Support Retro Fit

Post by NARD » Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:54 pm

Was discussing this issue with the Mrs. and she questioned wether it would effect insurance as a modification. If you were injured in an accident, could they make an issue of it? Any thoughts?
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Re: 1 Series Lumbar Support Retro Fit

Post by captainoats » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:58 pm

Not sure how this would be classed as a mod as it would be similar to strapping one of those old bead things to the seat to support your back? It's not going to change the performance or control of the car or make it more attractive for someone to nick it??

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Re: 1 Series Lumbar Support Retro Fit

Post by Alaaeldin » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:43 am

Does someone have the original post photos?

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Re: 1 Series Lumbar Support Retro Fit

Post by HaiderGill » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:32 pm

Have lumbar suppport on the RR Evo and it is something I would spec. It's like the aussies say you never miss your water until you haven't got it.
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Re: 1 Series Lumbar Support Retro Fit

Post by langers22 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:56 am

Just picked up my new M140 Shadow Edition - I went for a stock car in the end which was fully loaded, am loving the car so far but I am starting to miss not having lumbar support. It would have been a no brainer option if I was ordering from new...so can someone clarify what the retrofit options are for a 1 series with electric / heated seats? The original post here is 5 years ago and the part is no longer available. I have seen other posts talking about various parts (expensive!) to install the OEM version.....is that the best option? Thanks all.

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Re: 1 Series Lumbar Support Retro Fit

Post by riccie_120i » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:12 am

I am toying with the idea of trying some thing like this. Because I already have the side bolsters fitted with the air pump, I am thinking could I take the Corbeau lumbar support https://www.corbeau-seats.com/product/lumber-support/ and tap the pump into this and run both off the same pump?

Sounds and seems simple really? they all inflate at the same time?

Any views on this approach?

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Re: 1 Series Lumbar Support Retro Fit

Post by marco_polo » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:17 am

riccie_120i wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:12 am
Sounds and seems simple really? they all inflate at the same time?

Any views on this approach?
What happens if they inflate with different pressures? You could end up with a fully inflated lumbar and basically zero bolster inflation? Or vice versa?

And if you lent on the lumbar, wouldn't the air just rush into the bolsters??
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Re: 1 Series Lumbar Support Retro Fit

Post by riccie_120i » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:24 am

marco_polo wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:17 am
riccie_120i wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:12 am
Sounds and seems simple really? they all inflate at the same time?

Any views on this approach?
What happens if they inflate with different pressures? You could end up with a fully inflated lumbar and basically zero bolster inflation? Or vice versa?

And if you lent on the lumbar, wouldn't the air just rush into the bolsters??
that's the kind of input I am looking for. But then again, if I lean on the right side bolster the air doesnt rush through to the left..
Agree, not having ability to set them independently might cause comfort issues..

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Re: 1 Series Lumbar Support Retro Fit

Post by NARD » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:31 am

I'm guessing it's just a money chasing issue - but why don't BMW fit Lumbar as standard? My wife's Focus has it as standard! Really annoying coz I'm after a used approved 4 series but rarely find one with Lumbar (let alone other spec I want).

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