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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 11-19-2012, 02:58 PM
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Passenger seat stuck in rear position

Have visited forum many time to help in repair issues. I have encountered a problem that I have not seen posted before - 2001 e39. The passenger seat was moved rearward and will now not move forward. I can remove the seat because it is stuck in the rear position with the seat over the bolt. I have determined that the switch module works -checked continuity. So I believe that something is either jamming the rail or the motor is no longer working. I think I would be able to diagnose the problem if I could get the seat out. Any ideas?
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:21 PM
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I assume you've checked the connectors behind the finisher where the switches are mounted, and those under the seat.

Do any other seat functions work?
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:26 PM
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All the other seat functions work with there switches. What little wiring I can see under the seat seems to be in order. The one connector to the drive motor near the door is in place.
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