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Thread: Seat Twist Repair $$$$$$$

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    Seat Twist Repair $$$$$$$

    Once again, another note of thanks to this forum.

    When I bought my 540i a month ago, The guy selling it took into
    consideration the expense of repairing the "twisted seats" when
    we were negotiating price. We agreed that it was approximately a
    $1000 fix for both front seats. I finally took the plunge and did the
    driver's seat yesterday. All four cables were fixed in about 3 hours and
    everything is as good as new!!!

    When i bought the car, there was a lot of little things wrong with it that
    brought the price down significantly and i have been able to do about
    $2500 of repairs for about $150 of parts and tools.

    More to do...but it's been fun!!!!

    Thanks again!!!


    Clay

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    twisted seats

    I am having the same issue on my 2003 540I , can you tell me the instructions to fix the twisted seats issue ? also was your with the memory seats , because I heard its hard for the seats with the memory

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    PM sent

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    what are "twisted seats"? I have a bit of play in the driver's seat, which is mucho annoying. Mine are memory seats too, so any insight for a 530i?

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    can someone post pics of these said twisted seats. I dont quite get it.

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    the drive cables for the reclining/power seats become disengaged from the motor.
    so, when you adust your seat, only one side moves. Thus, "twisted seats"

    PITA!!! hmmmph

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    Quote Originally Posted by camoore View Post
    the drive cables for the reclining/power seats become disengaged from the motor.
    so, when you adust your seat, only one side moves. Thus, "twisted seats"

    PITA!!! hmmmph
    Wow that sounds it. i like to make myself familiar with these kinds of issues in case they happen i know what is going wrong, thanks allot for the description lol.

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    More thanks to the forum. I fixed my seat twisting a bit ago using the E34 DIY post. Saved a bunch of dough. Still have to do the passenger seat. No rush on that.


    Current BMW: '12 Alpinweiss 335i vert premium.

    Previous BMW's include:
    '94 Arctic Grey 325i sport
    '03 Sapphire Black 525i premium
    '08 335i Arctic Metallic sport/premium

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    I did mine a few months ago... next time I have to do it, I'm taking the whole seat out of the car to make my life easier...

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    I didn't disconnect my battery so now I have to pay to get the airbag light turned off. That sucks.

    Current BMW: '12 Alpinweiss 335i vert premium.

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    '03 Sapphire Black 525i premium
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