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Re: Mysterious seat movement (archive)

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Posted by Jim Cash on July 08, 2000 at 12:34:08:

In Reply to: Mysterious seat movement posted by Bill Shampine on July 06, 2000 at 20:02:03:

: Before I bring my '97 528 into the dealer I thought I'd see if anyone else has had this problem. Whenever I unlock the car, (with either the remote or the key) my seat mysteriously moves to different position. The position is none of the positions I have programmed in memory. I originally thought it might be a key memory problem but it also happens if I leave the car sitting (unlocked) for a bit and just open the door. Any ideas?


Got to thinking about this one.
Check to make sure the main switch on the side of the seat has plenty of clearance between the control knob and the seat panel. If the switch is not fully locked into position in the back of the panel it can cause the back edge of the knob to snag agianst the panel, and hold the switch in one of its operating positions - maybe just enough to cause some intermittant movements.

Otherwise you have a problem somewhere between the "general module" (behind the glove box), the Drivers seat module (that control switch and some relays under the seat) or the Driver's Door module (the electronics inside the window control panel).

And there is software versions with all these that must be checked to ensure your versions are all compatible with each other.

Cheers
Jim cash


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