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Old 12-28-2009, 11:13 AM
cpoole cpoole is offline
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Originally Posted by dalekressin View Post
I know of a fire caused by paper lodged under the seat. What is the cause for these fires? Electrical short, haywire thermostat oe what? Can we do any preventative maint to avoid this?
BMW's explanation to me was this is a wear item, entering and exiting the vehicle causes the seat covering to bunch up, this in turn crosses the wires in the seat heater causing a short ie fire.
I have never heard of this until i bought a bmw, apparently its only 'normal' to bmw
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