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

The bottom cushion on the driver’s side seat that raises/lowers/tilts seems to be stuck all the way up on the right side of the seat. When I try to lower the seat what ends up happening is that the left side of the seat seems to twist away (back) from the steering wheel while the right side of the seat stays put.

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  • mjmiller180 May 19, 2009

    I will take a look at that this weekend. Thanks!!

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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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