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Old 10-25-2007, 03:13 PM
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Z3 passenger seat moves.

My passenger side seat slides back and forth slightly. All electronic controls work and its as if the seat is loose on the track. It will shift forward or back freely for about a half an inch. Not so bad if someone is sitting in it, but when I'm driving alone, I hear it move if I accelerate quickly or brake hard. I can grab the seat with my hand and just slightly move it back and forth without using the switches. Does not sound like the motors in the seat are being affected by the movement. Any ideas?
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Old 10-25-2007, 03:23 PM
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Old 10-26-2007, 06:53 AM
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Old 10-26-2007, 11:53 AM
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You guys are the bestest!
Nice to know someone else shares my pain! Well, step one is to first go to dealer: I'm pretty sure my warranty will cover this. If not, I have the best resources to do it myself.
Thanx a million!
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Old 10-26-2007, 12:19 PM
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If the dealer does it under warranty, they will just put more crummy rubber bushings in and you'll be in the same boat in another 15-20k miles. Even if you have to do it yourself, I think it's better to do it once and be done with it.
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Old 10-26-2007, 04:22 PM
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If the dealer does it under warranty, they will just put more crummy rubber bushings in and you'll be in the same boat in another 15-20k miles. Even if you have to do it yourself, I think it's better to do it once and be done with it.
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Also, the more you do, the more confident you are to do other things.
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:00 PM
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Can you please sent me the PPT presentation as well. Thanks
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:06 PM
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:08 AM
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Z3 passenger seat moves.

My names is John Wolski, and I have a 1998 z3.

Could I get a copy of the PPT on seat bushing replacement...


jwolski@ec.rr.com


thanks a million!
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:33 PM
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Might as well.....

Throw me in there as well. Will you please send me the powerpoint as well????

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(Just outside of Nashville)
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:33 PM
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Just replaced my seat bushings. It took around 2.5 hours to do both. It was fairly easy, especially in a roadster. Just watch the youtube videos and you won't have any problems.
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:18 PM
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PM with your email address, I'll send you a detailed power point slide show on how I fixed it.
Could you send the ppt to tom-conroy@strategicre.com?
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Old 03-10-2012, 05:42 AM
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Thank you! sadegrenier@aol.com
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:44 AM
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z3 seat bushings

hello. i would like to know if you still have the slide show available. thanks for your time

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Old 09-20-2013, 08:35 AM
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Thanks. Nokaoi37@gmail.com
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Old 10-25-2007, 06:25 PM
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Your seat bushings are worn out. This is a common problem with Z3's. You need to get Doug Whalen's seat bushings and replace your old ones. It's a straighforward fix and EOD Guy's presentation will most likely show you how.
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Old 10-25-2007, 06:32 PM
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If EOD's slides don't show ya, you can also check out Rachel's pages.
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Old 06-17-2011, 07:14 AM
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If EOD's slides don't show ya, you can also check out Rachel's pages.

In case EOD doesn't email ya
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Old 10-26-2007, 01:40 PM
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bushings

I replaced both seat bushings for about fourty bucks. This is an easy fix. I noticed that another member is sending the instructions. Just follow each step, and you will be amazed at how easy this procedure is. I also fixed my glove box sag using the instuctions given by a member and also was an easy process knowing how.
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Old 08-15-2008, 05:57 AM
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my glove box hangs down, and i noticed someone had the same problem. what's the solution?
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Old 08-15-2008, 06:16 AM
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my glove box hangs down, and i noticed someone had the same problem. what's the solution?
There's a guy who's on the bimmerforums' Z3 board who sells them on ebay. Here's a link to it
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Old 08-17-2008, 12:01 AM
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There's a guy who's on the bimmerforums' Z3 board who sells them on ebay. Here's a link to it
Just did my glovebox fix with the same kit. Works beautifully!

The seat bushings also worked great, but were a little tougher to get in. That whole "bushings surrounding a block" was a little overengineered, IMHO. They could have done without the bad bushings, and just made the block larger.
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Old 08-15-2008, 06:09 AM
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Old 08-17-2008, 03:18 AM
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I have the same problem. Can you PM the Powerpoint to me also?

Thanks
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Old 06-28-2009, 10:27 AM
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I need to do the same....

Can I also get that PPT presentation? Will that tell me what parts I need to get? Thanks
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