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Old 10-02-2005, 10:10 AM
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Headrest

My headrest on my drivers seat does not retract. The motor runs when the switch is pushed, but nothing happens. I would be satisfied to just get it down. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-02-2005, 06:10 PM
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Mein Auto: 1995 BMW 540i
Simple Fix

Here is a fix. It is similar to the twisted seat back fix. Click Here
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Old 10-13-2005, 02:57 AM
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If your problem is mechanical.... Like your seats there is a cable that comes out of the motor. To fix it:

-- Remove the seat back -- just lift up!
-- Remove the 2 screws which hold the cable casing tight against the motor
-- Remove the cable
-- Remove the metal cover piece by ripping it off the end of the casing
-- Cut the casing by about 3/8 to 1/2" and replace the metal cover piece
-- Put the cable back inside
-- Replace the two screws.
-- Test for full travel. (I don't think there are stops but I could be wrong.)
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Old 10-13-2005, 02:59 AM
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If your problem is mechanical.... Like your seats there is a cable that comes out of the motor. To fix it:

-- Remove the seat back -- just lift up!
-- Remove the 2 screws which hold the cable casing tight against the motor
-- Remove the cable
-- Remove the metal cover piece by ripping it off the end of the casing
-- Cut the casing by about 3/8 to 1/2" and replace the metal cover piece
-- Put the cable back inside
-- Replace the two screws.
-- Test for full travel. (I don't think there are stops but I could be wrong.)
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Old 10-13-2005, 02:59 AM
imnprsd imnprsd is offline
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If your problem is mechanical.... Like your seats there is a cable that comes out of the motor. To fix it:

-- Remove the seat back -- just lift up!
-- Remove the 2 screws which hold the cable casing tight against the motor
-- Remove the cable
-- Remove the metal cover piece by ripping it off the end of the casing
-- Cut the casing by about 3/8 to 1/2" and replace the metal cover piece
-- Put the cable back inside
-- Replace the two screws.
-- Test for full travel. (I don't think there are stops but I could be wrong.)
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Old 10-13-2005, 12:50 PM
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you can also go to http://www.bimmer.info/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=10
and search the archives for "headrest"
or "seat twist"
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