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Old 09-26-2012, 10:16 AM
apocolyps3 apocolyps3 is offline
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Issue with fixing twisted seats

Ok, I've gone through the sites on how to fix the twisted seats by removing a small piece of the plastic tube. No problem....

...however, I don't remember the instructions telling me which side of the motor I should remove from and what about the other side of the cables?

I removed the piece on both side of the motor and I STILL have this issue. Please advise.



PS. Is there other BMW makes that I can just bolt on. I hear that 740s is a direct bolt and it is a plug and play. Is this correct? I don't want to buy a pair and not use it. Please advise.

Thanks.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:23 AM
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Remove both cables from the motor. If the motor rotates its fine.

Trim the cables outer sheathing so that the rod inside stick out a bit. Re-insert them back into the motor.

If it is still twisting you need to trim the cables some more.


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Old 09-26-2012, 10:43 AM
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I did trim 3/4 of an inch from the cable cover....still no such luck.
The motor works cuz my seat twists just fine...
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:46 AM
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I did trim 3/4 of an inch from the cable cover....still no such luck.
The motor works cuz my seat twists just fine...
OKay,so the rod should be sticking out maybe a 1/4 of an inch out of the sheath, and the rod should be flush with the end of the metal sleeve.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:50 AM
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OK, I will try that tonight.....if not....I am going to get manuals....

I read somewhere that the E38 (740il) seats is a direct bolt on and plug and play seats. Is that true?
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:53 AM
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OK, I will try that tonight.....if not....I am going to get manuals....

I read somewhere that the E38 (740il) seats is a direct bolt on and plug and play seats. Is that true?
I highly doubt that...it's BMW.
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