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Re: Driver's seat - caution (archive)

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Posted by Brad D on August 10, 1999 at 21:17:44:

In Reply to: Re: Driver's seat - caution posted by Jim Cash on August 10, 1999 at 14:11:34:

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: : Michael, There is a little clip on the inside track towards the back. remove this 1-1/4" long black clip and the drivers seat will move back as far as the passengers.

: I am not sure if there is a problem removing that clop of not - BUT the height of the seat belt positioner (that part of the B pillar that goes up and down to adjust the height of the seatbelt) is controlled by a cable that reacts to the "forward/backward" positioning of the seat.

: It might be possible that you go past the capability of the cable.

: I can not take the time to pull mine apart to test it, but you might want to check this out yourself if you are removing that clip.

: Cheers

: Jim Cash

FYI, I moved both seats all the way forward and up, and I cannot find the clip on the driver's side. Both of my tracks look the same. This is on a US-spec MY99 540iA Sport via european delivery. Am I missing it, or was it not installed on my car?

Brad D

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