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Old 12-23-2012, 03:10 PM
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Driver Seat Stopped

Hi all.
I was working on my 1993 e34 front seat, fixed adjustment cables al was working well.
Started putting things back together, seat moving and all that, put rear bolts in and the seat stopped responding to anything, switch does not work at all, not bottom, not back. Tried same switch on the pas. side , works fine, pas side with pas switch, works fine, the seat is stuck in forward position so I can't remove it as the front is not on bolts bit on hook brackets, sort of slide for and up and remove it, with seat forward, cant get it off. Pleeeease tell me there is some simple thing I am overlooking.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:53 PM
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I would find the seat circut fuses and test for contunity .
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:43 AM
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I would check the plug you may have not connected it properly , it nay have worked its way lose

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Old 12-24-2012, 07:40 AM
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+1 on both suggestions above.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:18 AM
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You must have pinched the wire under the seat frame when tightening the bolts.

You can still move the seat manually, instrucionnes here:
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1742710
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:08 PM
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fixed this

I have figured it out, thanks, for all the posts.
Here it what it was, the fuze went out., I discovered a frayed wire on the switch, it was shorting on the seat sled around the switch and shorting the fuze, so I fixed that and it worked great.
Thanks again, little help is always good.
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:45 PM
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I have figured it out, thanks, for all the posts.
Here it what it was, the fuze went out., I discovered a frayed wire on the switch, it was shorting on the seat sled around the switch and shorting the fuze, so I fixed that and it worked great.
Thanks again, little help is always good.
Thanks for posting the fix

Glad it was something simple.
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1992 525i - Sold
1995 325is - Sold
2000 528i - Sold

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