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Hi, This is my first post. I just purchased a 95 325is with 130,000 miles. It is a 5 speed with the white,grey leather interior. I cannot remember the name of the interior but I believe it starts with a P. The passenger side seat does not move from front to back. All other movements work on the seat except for the forward and backward. I took the back of the seat appart and disconnected the clip and checked the voltage and found that the switch was putting out voltage so I determined that the switch was not bad. I then began to look at the rails, and motor. I found that the seat is moved forward and backward by two small motors. By holding down the switch, with the clip plugged back in; I slightly tapped the motors with a small wrench to see If I could possibly get any movement out of them. Well I did manage to get the seat into a comfortable position, It was stuck pretty far forward. However I was on my way back to college so I didnt have much time to stay at home and work on the seat. I think that the bushings on the motor may have gone bad or perhaps the motor itself is bad. Does anyone know how much a motor for these seats are?
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Seats have crappy like plastic/nylon gears that strip and break, BMW does not sell replacement gears. The gear is on the end of the motor shaft if its the same as the up down and seat back motors. I had to buy a junk seat and steal gears from it to fix my 94 325is seats that I think are identical to yours. Same company makes the regular seats as the sport so I was able to buy a junk regular seat.
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