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Old 03-06-2005, 01:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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When I accelerate very fast or press the brake pedal, the track of the driver's seat makes a loud clicking noise like if its not sitting in the track properly. Now seats are electrical so i tried to push n tug it but it would not move. I took the car in but they said its a slight flaw which is not really repairable. any ideas how i could correct that myself??
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This is only because of something loose in the seat. When you accelerate quickly or turn tight the seat shifts a tiny bit. Nothing to worry about
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Check the bolts that hold the seats to the floor by removing the plastic covers 1st. Once removed these bolts can be inspected/tightened-if any.
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ill try that BillB. I would have left it alone but the noise is really unbearable and most of the tiimes I drive with the radio off so its like the centre of attention.
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Do you by chance have sport seats? If so there may be a service bulletin that can correct this. (*I say may because it is listed as an "all" model but reading the SI only mentions E46*) The SI does however discribe your complaint EXACTLY. Says there is a small amount of play in the tilt adjustment, can be fixed with o-rings (*customer complaint basis only*) Hope u find this to be of use.
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Check the bolts that hold the seats to the floor by removing the plastic covers 1st. Once removed these bolts can be inspected/tightened-if any.
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I checked them and one bolt was very loose. well i tightend it and its fixed. surprising my dealer didnt find that fault. thanks for the help.
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