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Old 09-13-2012, 06:50 PM
legaleye3000 legaleye3000 is offline
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HELP - Passenger Seat Won't Move

My car is ONE week old today and the passenger front seat will not move forward or backward! It was working earlier today when my wife was driving the car. We got out and came back and it wouldn't move. It will tilt, etc., it just won't move forward or back. There is nothing in the car on the floor to prevent it from moving... Anything I can do before taking it in to the dealership? Thanks.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:03 PM
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Did you check the fuses?
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:19 PM
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Just got the car so haven't learned where everything is yet... Where are the fuses? And also, what number is the fuse to check? Thanks.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:55 PM
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Sorry... I am still planning the purchase of mine. I've read that the fuse boxes are either under hood or in the trunk... But. I should defer to the real owners to confirm. In any case I would rule out taking the car to the dealer, after all even if i is a fuse you want to make sure what the cause was, lest you ignore a possible short circuit somewhere.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:19 PM
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Just got the car so haven't learned where everything is yet... Where are the fuses? And also, what number is the fuse to check? Thanks.
Fuses are in the glove box. Take this opportunity to read your owner's manual.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:51 PM
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Right after we picked up our car and stopped off to have some lunch, my wife wanted to move the passenger seat but it didn't want to move forward or backward. Shut down the ignition thinking this would be a trip to the dealers, but when we came back from lunch, lo and behold, the seat worked. Maybe it was hungry too?
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:41 AM
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It maybe, that you fiddled to much with it and shut down to prevent overheating.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:09 AM
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Just tried it this morning (without doing anything such as checking the fuses) and it worked... Very weird... What would have caused that? I don't think I "fiddled" with it beyond what is normal. When I got in the car yesterday, it just wouldn't move forward or backward. Today, it works.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:36 AM
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There is a seat calibration procedure in your manual, give that a shot.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:43 AM
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I've found this car acts like a computer sometimes and needs a 'reboot'. If something doesn't work try shutdown/lock give it a minute then restart.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:47 AM
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Just hope the computer doesn't "crash" during a drive, lol.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:15 AM
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Just hope the computer doesn't "crash" during a drive, lol.
Luckily it doesn't run Microsoft software, otherwise it just might....

Beware Ford owners LOL
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:20 PM
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Happened to my wife and I today. Passenger seat would not move forward or backwards. It would tilt, go up and down, etc.. But it wouldn't go forward or backwards.

A few minute later, it worked.

2013 328i less than 100 miles.

Software glitch?
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:43 PM
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Wouldn't move at all huh? How big is she? Jk. ;-)
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