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westy133 04-08-2011 06:45 AM

Z3 power seat switch
i've had my bimmer fo almost a yr and have really enjoyed driving it last summer this winter i replaced plugs filters and fixed the seat rocking with douges bushings now i need to find a replacement fo rthe power seat switch i have searched several sites to no avail they have al the switches but the power seat switch anybody got suggestions:dunno:

droz3 04-08-2011 05:14 PM

Find the correct PN on : input the last seven digits of your VIN ; click on "browse parts" then look under "Vehicle electrical system/ Switch" ; find the correct PN.
You can get then get the part at your dealer at possibly a fairly high cost or go on at a lesser cost but you have to pay for the delivery.
If you are OK with used parts then go ebay but beware, they all say they have a compatible part but that is often not true : there is 2 types of switch depending on your build date.

EOD Guy 04-09-2011 04:11 AM

I have a 98 seat base, motors, switch etc.... $200 plus shipping

dmytroa@telus.n 04-09-2011 08:07 AM

On my 98 Z3 the switch was made by Cherry, but they won't sell to you directly, so you have to get one from BMW. Replacement as I recall was relatively straightforward once the seat was out.

parkerg1 04-10-2011 01:37 PM

The PS switch went bad on my 98 Z3. I had to get the numbers off my old switch to get the correct one, as their seemed to be some problems looking it up in the parts dept. of my 2 fairly local BMW dealers. After taking in the old switch, it only took 3 days to get a replacement. My cost was about $120, I don't remember exactly. Putting it in is fairly straight forward, but you do need to take the seat out. I did not take the seat belt out, but just turned the seat over to access the bottom. Not the easiest job in the world, but got it done.

westy133 04-11-2011 09:18 AM

seat switch problem
thanks for the help folks i'll try the sources and see what i can come up with westy133:)

MNZ3 11-17-2012 07:27 AM

Did you have any luck finding the switch? I have a 2000 Z with a broken switch on the passenger side that I would like to replace too.
I found the switches on the site, but they list the switch and then the same switch but for a "sports seat". How do I know
whether or not I have a "sports seat"? What is the difference?

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