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Drivers seat in my 2006 mini will not catdh and keep the seat erect. Found a wire that seems to be busted, what can I do?

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What can you do? There is no magic fix or spray, but:

Contact a dealer or the manufacturer and see if this is under warranty or if there is a recall for this issue.

Look on craigslist, eBay, or autorecycling websites for folks selling used Mini parts.

Take both the front seats out, and if they are the same seat, reverse them and let your passengers deal with it.

Find an auto upholsterer in the yellow pages, or call some local auto body shops to put you onto one, and then call or drop by and feel them out on how much to repair. This is a common problem, especially in the Jeep line, so fixing it has to be a familiar procedure to someone who works in that area.

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