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Re: seat cable question (archive)

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Posted by JP on August 10, 2001 at 10:21:10:

In Reply to: seat cable question posted by JarJar Binks on August 09, 2001 at 21:45:21:

Passenger seat on my 88 735i would not recline; as per info in the archives, I shortened the cable housings and now the seat reclines just fine - many thanks to those who have posted previous articles on this subject.

My question concerns the skinny cable (about the same diameter as a bicycle brake or derailer cable) which enters the floor area under the seat. Mine is broken yet all controls on the seat seem to work fine. I'm not sure whether it was broken when I started or if I broke it when I lifted the seat! Does anyone know what the cable is for and whether or not I can leave it broken without worrying?

Thanks in advance,

Sounds like the seat belt pully. This moves the seatbelt up and down on the side housing when you move the seat back and forward. Stops the wearer getting stranggled if they move the seat forward. Difficult to explain how it connects to the underneath of the seat but there is a small bracket with hole on the rear underside left handside frame (facing forwards from the back)which a special clip connects the cable onto. Look at the otherside to see what it looks like. If you've lost the clip or broken the cable you'll need a new one.

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