Oct 18th, 2002, 04:33 AM
Hi all, I will be installing a Pioneer single din DVD/Motorised Screen shortly. I am wondering if there is enough space under the front seats for the AV Master control module? Has anyone installed this or an amp under their seats? Thanks.
Oct 18th, 2002, 06:25 AM
Not a lot of space, none if you adjust the height adjuster down as my rear-seat passenger's toes once discovered when i lowered the seat while his feet were under there!
Oct 18th, 2002, 05:22 PM
I was looking to fit an autochanger under the seat, however the problem i found was not with the height adjustment, it was with the very low metal bar accoss the seat mounting at the front. If the seat is pushed back to a reasonable postion this impacts even the slimmest thing under the seat. I eventually mounted the autochanger in the glovebox.
Oct 19th, 2002, 07:55 PM
Also, the seats airbag and/or heater cables exit from the carpet directly under the seat and up into the plugs fitted to it. The cable needs freedom to move with the seat when it is adjusted.
You also have air circulation/heat vents prodtruding an inch or so from the floor under each seat. These are to direct conditioned air to the rear of the car for the benefit of rear seat passangers.
Sat nav cars also have the cd rom and computer under the right hand seat, covered by a plate which sits quite high.
Basically, there's not really any useable room at all under the front seats in a mini.
Oct 19th, 2002, 11:10 PM
Thanks all for your response. Woodman438 installed a PS2 in the space under his passenger seat. This is achieved by removing the Polysterene packing under the seat and cut a hole in the carpet. Can also do the same thing on the driver side I assume (I don't have sat nav). Has anyone without sat nav done this? This is what Woodman438 said, hope it helps anyone else looking at doing an install.
"presume you dont have sat nav already?
in which case if you remove the 2 front seats and side trim and take a look under the carpet you will see there is a block of polysterene packing. BMW just remove this when they want to install the sat nav
Or in my case the PS2!!
Then you can cut the carpet thus giving you plenty of room to install whatever you wish
Check my gallery for a detailed pic of this"
Oct 20th, 2002, 08:56 AM
Originally posted by WAY
Thanks all for your response. Woodman438 installed a PS2 in the space under his passenger seat. This is achieved by removing the Polysterene packing under the seat and cut a hole in the carpet. Can also do the same thing on the driver side I assume (I don't have sat nav).
Sounds feasible to do this if you are prepared to put the work in and cut up your mini!!
The drivers side on cars without sat nav has the polysyrene block also, so yes you could do both sides. Expect an increase in road noise though.