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Old 01-06-2009, 01:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ive got a 98 328i, seats dont recline, so I took apart seat to find out why. What I found was: in the gear box there are two plastic gears and four metal gears, well the two plastic ones are green and pink I found the green one to be stripped. My problem is I called the nearest BMW dealer (100 miles away) and the parts guys told me that they dont sell just the gears Id have to buy the entire gear box ($197) a piece by the way I need both sides. So I called the next closest (263 miles away) that parts guy said I need the whole rail (about a grand each side he says). Whats up with that!! My question is: Does anyone know where I can see like a diagram of the gearbox or does anyone know how I can just get the gears? Its ridiculous how one dealer says one thing and the other something else. It would probably be cheaper to have a machine shop make me say a brass one that will last longer than the plastic one. When ive dealt with these gearboxes that have one of the gears plastic it means that its the weak link so the whole gearbox doesnt get damaged usually resulting in say changing the one gear I dunno I think BMWs smarter than that!!! Let me know any info that might be useful thanks for reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I agree with you , get them made in a machine shop , you can cross ref here:

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Ive found parts numbers also found whole unit on ebay $46.00 + shipping and guess what I also found just the gear also on ebay for $39.00 crazy
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Yeah, I also got a seat motor from an ebay store for $40.00 & it took me a little over an hour to replace......make sure you remove the neg. battery cable before removing front seats......so you don't trip a SRS Airbag code!
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WOW thanks for telling me that last night I took it apart with the battery in tact
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WOW thanks for telling me that last night I took it apart with the battery in tact
No problem, just make sure you disconnect the neg. battery cable before you unplug any connections on the seats. Then only reconnect the battery after you are done & all connections are plugged back in......

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