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My 1997 BMW Z3 2.8 passenger seat wont move in any direction. It hums and sounds like its going to move, but doesnt. Think its the seat motor, a fuse? a cable? any all of the above?

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try checking for a short to power on ur 12 volt comming into motor also check for a good ground at the plug for ur wiper motor

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Have you tried pulling up on the backrest while operating the switch?
It sounds like it was run past the gear mesh.

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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I got the same problem whit the Passenger Seat. After perform a Diagnosis to the Electrical system and confirm every thing was right (fuses and voltage on the harness going to the seat) , I had decided to remove the Seat, then disassemble the side panel where the Activation switch is located and I have found the problem was the button was worn.
The easiest solution could be replace the switch , in my case I was able to repair the button by opening it putting some Tin solder on one of the internal traces and replacing one damaged micro spring.
I would recommend to replace the switch.

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

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gears are probably not engaged. take the seat out, see if the motor drive gear is still within the teeth of the seat rail. if not, force it in. Easy to take out, 4 bolts and the seat comes up and out.

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

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replace the motor. Or it could be of track.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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