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Old 04-14-2012, 08:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Help! My driver's seat is stuck in full recline!

My driver's seat is stuck in the totally reclined position. Its electric and it will not move. The seat moves forward/aft and up/down, (the front switch works completely) but the back switch does nothing. I don't know if it is the motor or the switch.

THE BIG THING is I can't drive it like this. Is there anyway to get the seat back up until I can get the motor or the switch fixed?

Thanks!
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Old 04-14-2012, 09:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The seat motor has a little gear in it that sometimes breaks. It's fixable. Here's the part:
BMW E36 Reclining Seat Gear (White Gear)

Here's the writeup on how to fix it: Broken Power Seat Recliner fix / writeup - Bimmerforums - The Ultimate BMW Forum
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