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The seat on my BMW gets all twisted when I try to raise or lower it?

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  • cesararmenta May 08, 2009

    yes it does move back and forward it's just when i try to go up or down.

  • cesararmenta May 08, 2009

    yes it does go back and forward the problem is when i go up or down

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    fplqnewc May 11, 2010

    Does it get twisted even if nobody is in the seat?

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    fplqnewc May 11, 2010

    Look under the seat for something jamming one of the sides.  Does it move forward and back?  It might have come off the track or something like that.

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THE SEAT BASE BREAKS AND PUTS TOO MUCH PRESSURE ON CABLES. YOU HAVE TO REMOVE LEATHER AND WELD BREAKS THEN REPAIR CABLES.

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SOURCE: 1995 BMW 525i seat height motor works on one side of seat only

there are 2 cables that come out of the motor that operates that feture. Over time the outsdie tube of the cable streaches, causing the cable that turns inside, to come out of the transmission is drives. One way to fix this is to remove this cable and shoren the outside tube by cutting it, and then re-insall back into the transmission. This is a 50/50 chance repair. The correct way to cure this issue is to replace the lower seat frame. $$$

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there are 2 cables that come out of the motor that operates that feture. Over time the outsdie tube of the cable streaches, causing the cable that turns inside, to come out of the transmission is drives. One way to fix this is to remove this cable and shoren the outside tube by cutting it, and then re-insall back into the transmission. This is a 50/50 chance repair. The correct way to cure this issue is to replace the lower seat frame. $$$

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