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Old 08-24-2012, 06:31 AM
mjyankees mjyankees is offline
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Mein Auto: 330i
Broken seat

I have a 2006 330i and the passenger seat has stopped moving. When the switch is pressed the seat will move on one side but not the other. I am assuming this the BMW "seat twist" that there are many posts of. The seat is all the way back so I can not get to the back bolts. I was hoping just to do this and then tilt the seat to work on it. The problem seems to be the cable that runs into the motor has been sheared off on the console side. I was hoping to manually turn this to move the seat forward. Some have claimed it can be done with fingers and some have used a drill. My fingers do not turn it at all, I had vice grips on it and it spun but I do not think the seat moved. Not sure how a drill would get to it. I have included a picture showing the cable, if anyone has any advice it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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