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Drivers side power seat and steering column don't work

Up until yesterday, these 2 items worked. but then all of a sudden yesterday you can't adjust the steering wheel and the drivers seat. the seat is so pushed so far back and tilted back that i can't even reach the pedals. Please help!!!

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  • stumper123 Feb 04, 2009

    I have same problem on my 99 528i ,  except my seat is stuck in an   ok position - i checked the 30 amp fuse in the glove box  # 13 and  it is  s fine - any idea what could be causing this ? 

  • Walter Brews
    Walter Brews Mar 03, 2009

    My Seat and Steering column were also stuck in the same position -unable to adjust. I discovered that I have inadvertantly pushed the left edge of the seat and dislodged a serial cable type plug from the control module on the left side of the seat. Once it was hooked in again the seat and steering column moved again -but I bent a pin back when I plugged it in again. Now the seat goes back but no forward and the steering column moved fine. Getting a replacement wire harness is proving to be very difficult -so I'm now considering ordering a used seat from http://www.data.bmrparts.com and just replacing it -there's nothing as frustrating as not being able to adjust the seat.

  • RustyX May 11, 2010

    must be an electric fault. why is it pushed back?

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    1998 steering wheel adjust and driver seat stopped working

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I think the seat control unit controls both items. check the connections at this unit to see if they are still securely attached to the unit.

i didn't know your exact model as i could not find the 08 528i and didn't know if yours was LH or RH drive. take a look at the pic and look for box #1 under the seat.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=PU72&mospid=50127&btnr=61_2016&hg=61&fg=25

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