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Re: Front seat - passenger falling backwards! (archive)

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Posted by Patrick (540iT) on August 01, 2001 at 12:49:33:

In Reply to: Front seat - passenger falling backwards! posted by on August 01, 2001 at 11:47:05:


There are clips holding the seat cover (from what I can remember) which means that if you just pull it from the top of the seat cover (just below the leather) towards you, then it should just come off. I did this to my '89 535iSE and it happened fine, however my current 540iT has power sports seats and I know that it has screws if I want to take the back off...

Hopefully you should be able to see something however, if not, it may be necessary to remove the seat intirely. Now I am not sure on how to do this, nor have I found a website that gives info on the E34 - but if you go under the 3 series section (e30 or e36 I believe), you can find information on how to do it...

Good luck!


I have manual seats in my car, and the passenger side item is causing some problems. Whenever a new passenger gets in, and pulls on the lever to recline the seat back, its falls freely backwards onto the rear seat...passenger included.

There should be a strong spring of some type in there. My guess is that its broken/disconnected.

Any experiences of this??

How might I remove the seat?

I admit trespassing on this board - car is actually an E32 (730i). Seats are hopfully common to E34, but 99% of E32's have power seats, so E32 board can't help.

Thanks in anticipation,


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