328i power seat problems - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

» Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-12-2009, 07:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: May 2009
Car:
Posts: 4
Photos:
nola77 is on a distinguished road
328i power seat problems

I'm a new owner of a 97 328i. So far I'm loving the car. The only problem thus far is my power seats. The driver seat won't move forward and backwards and the passenger seat won't move at all. It's not the worst problem in the world since as long as its like this my wife can't drive the car.
nola77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-12-2009, 01:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
Help from over the pond
 
marti5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: IPSWICH. U.K.
Car: E38 1997 728i Individual
Posts: 3,242
Photos:
marti5 is on a distinguished road
Check under the seat for a loose connection or a chaffed wire, the passenger seat will not operate without the drivers seat being properly connected.
__________________
VELVET BLUE UK INDIVIDUAL , IM THE LAST
UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL

I stepped in a plate of Pasta the other day - now I have to worry about my Carbonara footprint!
marti5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2009, 05:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: May 2009
Car:
Posts: 4
Photos:
nola77 is on a distinguished road
does it make any sense that the recline option works and the up and down works but not the forward and back. Which options work on the same motor. does it just sound like the switch??
nola77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2009, 05:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
Ich bin der Modifikator
 
johnnyBgood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bayonne, NJ
Car: 97'E36 2.8 w/Optional Sport Package
Posts: 3,325
Photos:
johnnyBgood is a jewel in the roughjohnnyBgood is a jewel in the roughjohnnyBgood is a jewel in the rough
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by nola77 View Post
does it make any sense that the recline option works and the up and down works but not the forward and back. Which options work on the same motor. does it just sound like the switch??
As for the driver's seat....Sounds like the forward & reverse drive motor.....mine went on the passenger side......found it on ebay for about $40.00....The passenger's side sounds like a fuse.....

johnny,

p.s. I replaced the motor, by removing the seat......it took about an hour....
note: before disconnecting the wire connectors from the bottom of the seat make sure the battery negative cable is disconnected first or you will trip the airbag light to come on!
__________________
______________________________________
_______________________97 E36|Conforti Software|M50 Manifold|AFE|Borla|H&R| Bilstein |Eibach|Rockford|3.15 LSD
____________________________________________http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3129109
johnnyBgood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2009, 06:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: May 2009
Car:
Posts: 10
Photos:
XPM69420 is on a distinguished road
I HAVE A 98N 328I SEDAN AND MY PASSENGER SIDE MOVES SIDEWAYS LOOKS LIKE ONT HE LEFT SIDE OF THE SEAT IS MOVING AND THE RIGHT IS STUCK ANY IDEA AND HOW TO GO ABOUT FIXING IT
XPM69420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2009, 06:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
Ich bin der Modifikator
 
johnnyBgood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bayonne, NJ
Car: 97'E36 2.8 w/Optional Sport Package
Posts: 3,325
Photos:
johnnyBgood is a jewel in the roughjohnnyBgood is a jewel in the roughjohnnyBgood is a jewel in the rough
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by XPM69420 View Post
I HAVE A 98N 328I SEDAN AND MY PASSENGER SIDE MOVES SIDEWAYS LOOKS LIKE ONT HE LEFT SIDE OF THE SEAT IS MOVING AND THE RIGHT IS STUCK ANY IDEA AND HOW TO GO ABOUT FIXING IT
In your case, it seems one of the cables (drive shaft) from the motor to the track disconnected........12 & 14 in pic below:

p.s. sometimes the plastic gears inside the track.... break.....ebay sells them

e36 seat motor - buy and sell on eBay Motors

Attached Thumbnails
328i power seat problems-6.jpg  
__________________
______________________________________
_______________________97 E36|Conforti Software|M50 Manifold|AFE|Borla|H&R| Bilstein |Eibach|Rockford|3.15 LSD
____________________________________________http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3129109

Last edited by johnnyBgood; 05-12-2009 at 06:50 PM.
johnnyBgood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2009, 06:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: May 2009
Car:
Posts: 10
Photos:
XPM69420 is on a distinguished road
Wow Thanks So Much Anyone Now What The Clips Are Called That Hold The Side Skirt To The Body And Where I Can Find Them?
XPM69420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2009, 10:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: May 2009
Car:
Posts: 4
Photos:
nola77 is on a distinguished road
btw...how am i suppose to remove my seat if i can't move it forward???
nola77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2009, 11:16 PM   #9 (permalink)
Ich bin der Modifikator
 
johnnyBgood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bayonne, NJ
Car: 97'E36 2.8 w/Optional Sport Package
Posts: 3,325
Photos:
johnnyBgood is a jewel in the roughjohnnyBgood is a jewel in the roughjohnnyBgood is a jewel in the rough
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by nola77 View Post
btw...how am i suppose to remove my seat if i can't move it forward???
Lift seat height all the way up & then remove the 2 gear units marked as 10 in diagram, then you will be able to move it manually......


RealOEM.com * BMW E36 328i FRONT SEAT RAIL ELECTRICAL/SINGLE PARTS

johnny,
__________________
______________________________________
_______________________97 E36|Conforti Software|M50 Manifold|AFE|Borla|H&R| Bilstein |Eibach|Rockford|3.15 LSD
____________________________________________http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3129109
johnnyBgood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2009, 07:39 AM   #10 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: May 2009
Car:
Posts: 4
Photos:
nola77 is on a distinguished road
Thanks for the info. I also found this:
Seat motor dead... can't move to unbolt - Pelican Parts Technical BBS
nola77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2011, 02:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Car:
Posts: 1
Photos:
JL BMW is on a distinguished road
I need help. My only problem with my 96' e36 328is coupe is that on the passenger's side, the recline option doesn´t work. Before this situation, it was working some days and some days not, but now it is completely disabled.
JL BMW is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1996 328i Power Window and Power Locks Problem stv 3-Series (E36) 14 07-27-2008 09:44 AM
Driver Power Seat and steering wheel problems wabenzy 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 4 07-09-2008 10:35 AM
Power seat is crooked. PaInBeLoW 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 11 12-03-2007 11:41 PM
328I Seat Adjustment mmendell 3-Series (E36) 5 03-23-2004 11:04 PM
power seat Aggieland81 3-Series (E36) 2 11-25-2003 03:58 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:43 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.