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I have a 1997 bmw 540 i the driver seat wont move nor the stearing column does anyone know the problem to this or which fuse will fix the problem

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Sounds like the fuse has blown. On these 5 series a single fuse controls both the steering colomn adjustment as well as the drivers seat adjustment.

In your glove box, either behind a panel or a drop down fuse fascia is fitted. The fuse your after is a 30a fuse in position 13. Normally a sheet with a labelled diagram will show you where fuse 13 is located. (Or just simply from left to right count 13 spaces!)

Hope this helps!

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