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Old 06-25-2016, 09:19 AM
acarmstrong09 acarmstrong09 is offline
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Power Seat Problems Driver Side

I know this has been discussed before, before I need help fast without reading through all these threads. I'm new to Bimmerfest, so I hope someone can help.

I own a 2005 BMW X3, driver seat will move back and will recline back, but no other seat functions work. I can barely reach the pedals to drive. When trying to move the seat back forward or recline back upright there is just a faint clicking sound that sounds like normal button clicking. I can't tell that the motor is trying to make any noises. Fuses are fine and don't see any problems with the wiring.

Is this a motor issue or memory module issue? It's weird that seat moves back no problem but will not move back up.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 06-25-2016, 09:38 AM
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Start by resetting by disconnecting the vehicle battery for a few minutes. You will need to reset the clock later.

Next try moving the seat while not sitting in it if you are overweight.

Finally try lifting the seat as it tries to move. Gently, forcing it won't help.
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Old 06-25-2016, 09:52 AM
acarmstrong09 acarmstrong09 is offline
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Thanks for the tips, but unfortunately that didn'the work.
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Old 06-25-2016, 10:02 AM
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Do any memory positions cause the seat to move forward or up?
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Old 06-25-2016, 10:20 AM
acarmstrong09 acarmstrong09 is offline
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I never set any memory when I purchased the car in December, but when I push #2 it only makes the seat go back further. It's currently as far back as it will go.
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Old 06-25-2016, 10:55 PM
smaglik smaglik is offline
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I have the same thing with the recline on my passenger seat. My investigations point towards replacing the controls in the seat. It's a computer board. Google e46 power seat problem
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