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E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:28 PM
Z3ster Z3ster is offline
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Mein Auto: Z3 3.0 2001 roadster
Driver seat partially stopped functioning

My driver seat has partially stopped functioning. The seat works with the up / down adjustment but not the forward / back.

I checked or loose wires but everything seemed to be intact.

Any suggestions ? Thanks
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:31 PM
smayo964 smayo964 is offline
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Mein Auto: 1999 Z3 Roadster
I had that happen to my passenger seat when I got my Z. The previous owner told me the seat had a mind of its own. Well, a couple nice taps with a small hammer on the front motor and she was sliding nicely. Who said a little persuasion doesn't help at time. LOL Good luck.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:53 PM
ronpolley ronpolley is offline
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Mein Auto: 2001 Z3 3.0i Auto
My drivers up and down and my passenger front to rear were both stuck when we bought it,a very thin spray of wd40 on the worm gears and several short switch tries in each direction got em both working again.I then sprayed the worm gears with lithium grease and ran them back and forth and up and down entireley through there cycles without jamming them at the end of there cycles.They both have held the fix so far.
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:24 PM
Cobrafixer Cobrafixer is offline
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Mein Auto: 2001 Z3 3.0L Roaster
My passages seat did the same, few taps and the seat motor sounded just wrong, I ended up taking it apart, the vain that spins ate into the outer portion, time for a new motor!
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:38 PM
Ballinallthetym Ballinallthetym is offline
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Ya'll are lucky! My passenger side doesn't move..motors whirrr nothing happens. Took it all apart one day thinkin i need a new seat or tracks
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:09 AM
ZIXXER ZIXXER is offline
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Mein Auto: 1999 Z3 1.9 Roadster
I threw a set of M leather seats in mine a few weeks back and the driver seat was stuck in the highest position. I could hear the motor trying to engage and feel the seat shudder a little when I tried the switch.

I soaked the motor and worm drives in WD40 and would bounce up and down on the seat while trying the up/down switch and then all of a sudden she just kicked in and has worked perfect since.
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