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Re: Need drivers seat frame (archive)

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Posted by B. Wheaton on January 19, 2001 at 03:08:33:

In Reply to: Re: Need drivers seat frame posted by Jon on January 19, 2001 at 01:12:04:

Hi Jon.

Your situation sounds very much like mine, however rather than being broken at the pivot point, it is broken at about the second lever from the front. I went and talked to the dealer and the parts guy said they only sell the upper and lower portions in a kit rather than individually - at $550.00. Is the part you got from Irontoad the same as the lower portion in the image? If you don't mind, I would like to get some more information and contact them. The price doesn't sound half bad either. I would just buy a new Recaro, but the darn things don't come in tan leather, only cloth. Rats!

Thanks and take care.

B. Wheaton
1989 E30 M3 (slightly broken)

So is it that part labeled "1"? Have you already checked it out?

My seat frame broke a couple of months ago and a BMW tech said he had seen it happen before. Mine was the bottom seat frame where the back pivots on it. On mine, it made it impossible to adjust the recline of the seat and made the seatback wobbly.

The part was $230 from (list minus 20% or so).

If I had more time, I might have just found a seat somewhere but its my only car (unfortunately) and I didn't want the seat getting more messed up.

Good luck,


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