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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 06-15-2008, 09:59 PM
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The dreaded seat twist hit my E39 540i...

....and thanks to the interwebz...and a couple bloody knuckles...It's fixed for $3.00 worth of parts.

My driver seat stopped working properly...ie the seat back tilt...only one side would go up or down and the seatback would twist.

Using these instructions for an E34 and applying them to the E39...I removed the seat from the car and tested with a power drill to make sure the gearbox wasn't toast. Then, I was able to cut and shorten the sheath of the drive cables and "ghetto" it back together with some fuel line and fuel clamps.

I'm posting this for anyone else who may run into this in the future.

These are the threads I found out there...


http://www.nmia.com/~dgnrg/page_11.htm

http://bimmer.roadfly.com/7series/me...9w35/4172.html


http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/517802

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...ght=seat+twist

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