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      06-11-2013, 03:24 PM   #1
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Pass side seat not working

Anyone know why my passenger side seat wouldn't be working? It worked fine as I moved the seat all the way forward. I then go to put it back and only the right side of the seat moves backward so the seat is twisted.
The left side of the seat doesn't go anywhere.
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Oh it does move the back of the seat front and back. But the bottom of the seat wont slide back and forth.
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I was able to lift seat up and look under it. From the left side of the passenger seat some cable that is a metal cable came out of the motor I think? Im not sure but it looks to have come loose from the motor.
Anyone have a diagram or pics on how this goes back together
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Well I cant take seat out because its too far forward for me to get to those bolts in the front and I cant get it to go back
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Well since that cable came out of the motor I was able to hook up my cordless drill to it and use that to turn it to move seat back. I was able to get seat out and its sitting in my garage but I still cant get that damn cable back in. If I cut like 1/4" off of it I could fit it in but I don't know how important that specific length is.

HELP anyone?
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      08-08-2013, 09:19 PM   #6
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Well since that cable came out of the motor I was able to hook up my cordless drill to it and use that to turn it to move seat back. I was able to get seat out and its sitting in my garage but I still cant get that damn cable back in. If I cut like 1/4" off of it I could fit it in but I don't know how important that specific length is.

HELP anyone?
Did you get it fixed? I have the same problem but BMW is charging $1800 to fix. They say its not part of the CPO but i took it up to corporate and i am waiting for their response.
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Yep. I took a electric drill and tightened it on one of the cables. It moved it enough for me to take seat out and put it back together
What's your exact problem? Mine was be ause the cable came out of the motor
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I have parts for electric seats if you guys need any.
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Can anyone advise how you can take the passenger seat out as the 4 torx bolts are covered by the seat in its stuck position. The seat is twisting and the right wire line has popped out and looks shredded so will not go back in to the motor.

Any suggestions?

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quick question...if you take the seat out & disconnect the wiring, will you get error codes or dash lights when you restart the car?
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This happened to me. There are two prongs that go into either side of the little motor underneath. One had slipped out while a buddy of mine was moving the chair back and it got stuck on a car freshner can. It would do the exact same thing. All the other functions would work but it would only work on one side.

Try to put the prong back into the motor and itll work like a charm.
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Can anyone advise how you can take the passenger seat out as the 4 torx bolts are covered by the seat in its stuck position. The seat is twisting and the right wire line has popped out and looks shredded so will not go back in to the motor.

Any suggestions?

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Did you even read my post? About the electric screw driver. If you can twist that wire line itll move the seat. Then you can get to all bolts to get seat out and repair the line
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The motor is fine but the wire is totally mangled there are shreads coming of it so it won't go back in to the motor

Does the wire just pull out from the seat rail/frame. This is the wire on the right hand side (not the one in the tube). Is it a matter of just pulling it with some grippers?
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      09-28-2013, 07:42 AM   #14
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Update:

Took the car to the dealers, where a new seat rail and motor was replaced to the tune of 1450, for a part that looks like it would have cost 1.50 to replace. Thankful to have it done under warranty.
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