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Re: cable for up/down mechanism for 525i headrest (archive)

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Posted by Fred Sures on July 04, 1999 at 22:59:33:

In Reply to: cable for up/down mechanism for 525i headrest posted by ccctx on July 04, 1999 at 13:49:18:


: the cable which drives the (one piece) mechanism that raises and lowers the headrest appears stripped at the end. question. where can I get a new cable and what is an alternative solution. the cost to replace the entire unit(the motor is ok) is 300. please help
This was a common failure on e28's. The fix was to insert a small length of coat hanger wire into front of cable on the motor side. Seems that the cable is short and has play that allows it to slip out of the fitted end of the head rest gear.



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