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    Seat twist repair in LA

    Any one in the LA area recommend anywhere I can get the twisted seats repaired? Or any DIY out there wanna make a few bucks to do it for me? Thanks

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    There is a shop in Burbank that can do it for you. Call Andre at Imports Unlimited. Tell him Michael from SFO referred ya.

    2204 West Burbank Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91506. (818) 955-9577
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    Thanks, any idea of pricing? Never been a service I've ever needed til now

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    Quote Originally Posted by o2540dinan View Post
    Thanks, any idea of pricing? Never been a service I've ever needed til now
    Not sure of current prices, but just let him know I referred you. Andre is a good guy and fellow BMW enthusiast.



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    Thanks I'll try and do it asap luckily the previous owner was my height but its just one of those things that annoy me.

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    If you knew how easy a repair that is, you would crap your pants.
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    DUDE! Thank you! I thought for sure I was going to have to buy new seat motors, remove and tear down and replace! Effing sweet, made my night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dking078 View Post
    I'll just leave this here...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5HmSQRpKF4
    That video is very helpful. Is it possible to do w/o removing the seat? Every DIY I've read shows the seat being removed after ensuring the seatback is level.

    My car is suffering the problem on the driver side, but is luckily stuck in my driving position so I've left it for the past couple months. It's hard to find time to dedicate a couple hours to car repairs w/ a newborn at home.

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    Did this tonight. Fixed the seat back recline and seat bottom height on the passenger side and the seat bottom height on the driver side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dking078
    Just watched it twice, just confirmed I don't have a mechanical bone in my body lol !! But thanks for posting it if only I had tools I would attempt it. Still working on that, maybe get some as a christmas present.

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    These are the only tools I used, mainly just 2; the wire snippers and small vise grips with a razor blade in them for cutting on the back side of the cable.

    2 things I found:

    You dont have to level the seat first. Once you get it fixed it is very easy to change it between fixed/not fixed and you can just run the seat all the way in one direction and if one side is still out of whack, just pull on the cable a little bit and it will come out and then you can run just the one side to even it up. This is hard to describe, but you can figure it out.

    Also, when figuring out which cable to cut, feeling on it to find out if its working, as it says in the video, wont necessarily tell you for sure. In my case the cable had come out of the actuator end, not the motor end, so it was still turning when you hit the switch, just not moving the seat.
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