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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 12-08-2012, 08:37 AM
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Seat tilt

So my driver seat gear is broken, but I don't really care to mess with fixing it (no time/money at the moment plus it's 30 degrees out)

What I would like to do is simply tilt the seat back up towards the steering wheel a bit. It's got a wicked gangster lean to it currently, making the car very uncomfortable and dangerous to drive right now.

Come summer I will start tearing things out and fixing them but as for now, is there any quick fix?

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Old 12-08-2012, 08:53 AM
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Nope.
fix it.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:28 AM
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Yeah, as mentioned above, the only way to get it back up is to fix the gear. Do you have a second car which you can drive while you fix the seat in your BMW?
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:32 AM
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$40 gear and you'll need some hex keys (allen wrenches). Pretty easy to do, once you get the seat out of the car. Check my fixit thread.
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this jared guy sounds intimidating lol.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:39 AM
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Sumthin funny going on with the quote/link function. That redirects to a forum thread ladder, not your fixit thread. Chad's quote in the OT thread was supposed to be a posting by df, but it sends you to a general BMW forum thread from ELEVEN years ago.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:43 AM
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Weird. When I click my own link it sends me to the right place. That Chad post was pretty odd...
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Jared, why don't you just put "It's Giubo" in your sig? Save a lot of typing.
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this jared guy sounds intimidating lol.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:47 AM
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Jareds link works for me too.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:49 AM
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It does for me, too, now. I swear, I clicked it twice, and both times it came up with the forum thread ladder. Methinks they're doing some forum software maintenance.
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:54 PM
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well, i agree that chad is weird...


and op, i haz extra recline gear with housing if you need....pm me, k??



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