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My daughter reclined the passenger seat in my 1995 BMW 325i and now the seat will not go back up. The seat motor still sounds but the seat will not move into the upright position. Any solutions? Thanks. Lisa Houston, Texas

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  • lmg9096 Jul 29, 2008

    I tried this and it doesn't work.

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    Passenger seat back rest is fully reclined and stuck, an umbrella fell between the right door and the seat and triggered full seatback recline. I have pulled the seat out of the car, have removed all three motors and the rack of the raxk and pinion set up is free, yet the seatback will not budge from its position. How do I get it back to a propoer angle and operating condition.

  • Daya Singh Feb 24, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem with my 2002 325xi. I have the seat out of the car and have removed the three motors. There is a rack the gets driven by a pinion. The rack movement raises or lowers the seat back. The seat back is still in the fully reclined and feels like it is welded in the position. Hepl.

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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.

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  • Coss Jul 29, 2008

    At this point, the seat will have to be removed from the car for further diagnosis.

    Once you have it out, and can open the area of the recliner, and the motor drive, it should be able to determine if it is a broken drive cable, or if something has broken within the recliner.

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