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Re: Seat back twist questions (archive)

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Posted by gale on August 08, 2001 at 12:58:29:

In Reply to: Seat back twist questions posted by Mark-OH 735iL on August 07, 2001 at 20:40:31:

After you do the cable fix, then spin one of the cables with a cordless drill either forward or reverse to get the seatback even with even with the other side. Don't apply too much torque or it will bung up the end of the cable when it slips. Check the connections under the seat to make sure they're seated all the way.

92 735i

I spent 4 hours removing the seat, getting to the proper motor and then performing the fix. Need some help on this next part: When I pulled the cables from the motor, the speedometer-type inner cables were both sticking out about 3/8 of an inch. I took the cables out of each black sheath and examined them, both looked okay. I re-greased them and put everything back in place. Once the seat was in the car, the twist was still there. To make matters worse, the seat lost power and wouldn't do anything. I took the seat back out, examined all connections, all looked okay. No motor sound is heard at all. Could this be a fuse that blew? If so, is it one that is under the left rear seat perhaps? If the right side of the seat is twisting up faster than the left (as you are facing the front of the seat) what cable gets the shortening procedure and how much? Thanks for any help, lost and tired in Columbus.

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