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      12-08-2017, 09:21 AM   #1
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On the rear parcel shelf (if you can call it a shelf on a saloon!) there is a plastic slot that looks like a seatbelt buckles into it - does anyone know what it does?

Just curious!
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      12-08-2017, 11:40 AM   #2
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Probably means you have split/folding rear seats which is a rare option. To use them you need to disconnect 1 part of the central safety belt at the seat base and plug it in here to allow the seat backrest to fold down.
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      12-08-2017, 11:58 AM   #3
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Aha!
That sounds very plausible, I will take a look.

Thanks
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      12-08-2017, 07:14 PM   #4
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On the rear parcel shelf (if you can call it a shelf on a saloon!) there is a plastic slot that looks like a seatbelt buckles into it - does anyone know what it does?

Just curious!
Is it something to do with when you fit a baby/child seat in the back? I thought it acts as a top tether or something...
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      12-08-2017, 07:19 PM   #5
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On the rear parcel shelf (if you can call it a shelf on a saloon!) there is a plastic slot that looks like a seatbelt buckles into it - does anyone know what it does?

Just curious!
Is it something to do with when you fit a baby/child seat in the back? I thought it acts as a top tether or something...
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On the rear parcel shelf (if you can call it a shelf on a saloon!) there is a plastic slot that looks like a seatbelt buckles into it - does anyone know what it does?

Just curious!
Is it something to do with when you fit a baby/child seat in the back? I thought it acts as a top tether or something...
Father if two sons. That's my bet all day long
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      12-09-2017, 08:36 AM   #6
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Probably means you have split/folding rear seats which is a rare option. To use them you need to disconnect 1 part of the central safety belt at the seat base and plug it in here to allow the seat backrest to fold down.
This.

Keeps the belt safely out of the way, when you fold the seats.
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Thanks all, I do have the folding seats - although you can still fold them down without disconnecting the belt this does seem a good option if carrying a big load.
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ISO fix for newer car seats for children
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Hi everyone.

Im new to the forum as you can see. i need some advice before i purchase my first F10. Its a 525d m sport 2011. But it doesn't have the flappy paddle's on the steering wheel and the sport, comfort button on the centre console. Nor a reversing camera.

Is this common on these cars? as I have seen this on lots of other 2011 F10's? was this an optional extra at factory? sorry im a newbie and need some guidance.


kind regards Kaz

sorry for hijacking a thread. i cant post a thread because im new.
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Hi everyone.

Im new to the forum as you can see. i need some advice before i purchase my first F10. Its a 525d m sport 2011. But it doesn't have the flappy paddle's on the steering wheel and the sport, comfort button on the centre console. Nor a reversing camera.

Is this common on these cars? as I have seen this on lots of other 2011 F10's? was this an optional extra at factory? sorry im a newbie and need some guidance.


kind regards Kaz

sorry for hijacking a thread. i cant post a thread because im new.
I think there is a waiting period.
As for the options, yes they are options.
Bare bones seems to be more common in Europe.
Just keep searching.
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I think there is a waiting period.
As for the options, yes they are options.
Bare bones seems to be more common in Europe.
Just keep searching.

thank you for coming back to me. is it best if i dont buy this one?
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      05-02-2018, 05:52 AM   #12
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thank you for coming back to me. is it best if i dont buy this one?
I would wait for a car that has the options you want
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Rear camera is a very nice option to have.
Flappy paddles is a gimmick IMO and I hardly ever use them.
Even folding mirrors are an option and you really should have that too on a car as wide as this. Should be standard and is mean of BMW not to include as such.
I think it is mad that folding rear seats is an option on the F10.
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I would wait for a car that has the options you want
^^^This. There are plenty of cars that come up. Wait for the right one or you will kick yourself afterwards.
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