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#1 (permalink) Old 09-03-2008, 09:04 PM
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Question Steering wheel and seats not adjusting

Hi. My steering wheel and seats on a 2005 525 will not adjust. I checked all the fuses and they all seem to be fine. I figured I would post on this forum prior to taking the car to the stealer. I appreciate any help on this. Let me know if you need more info.

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take it to the dealer. theres not a lot you can do on these cars without something needing to be programmed.

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I had that happen to me. I had to drop someone off at the airport. I was gone for maybe 30-40 minutes and when I got back in the steering wheel and neither front seat would adjust, and the rear window sunscreen would not operate. We stopped at a restaurant on the way home and were out of the car about 30 minutes. Got back in, same thing. First thing I thought was a fuse, too, but three of them would have had to go bad at the same time to affect all of these things.

The next morning everything worked fine. Apparently, the car "healed itself" overnight! LOL A couple of weeks later I took it into the dealer for an iDrive issue and mentioned the problem. They could not duplicate it nor did they find any error messages that had been thrown off. It has worked fine since then (6-8 weeks).

'05 545i with Sport/Cold/Nav/Sat
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Since this thing is out of warranty does anyone know roughly what it would cost?


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does it have memory seats postions? if so the problem is the switch/control on your seat. There is actual a "brain" in the switch that memorizes the seat and steering wheel positions. it's any easy fix but youl need a set of torx drivers the part will cost you 150.00
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Probably just the plastic connector behind your controls if the passenger seat is functioning properly. Apparently, connector design poor and can easily separate from the controls. You'll have to get area behind controls and once you loosen that panel, the connector is very obvious...press it back together and your seat and steering should function once again. No need to remove control knobs FYI. Otherwise...check your fuses if both seats not functioning.
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