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nasty problem. since u say the motors work... i will have to take a chance and say the bowden cable that makes the left n right seat rails work in tandem.
ummm. will you be doing the work yourself?
seats are gonna have to be taken out of the car to do this job... could be the cable itself, the cable(track) stays.... or at worst, motor gear teeth gone bad.
I have the3 same problem and a local BMW mechanic says it is a mater ofd cable adjustment. My cable is not broken. We tightened it as it was loose and that made the problem worse! Do you know the secret?
You need to get down low with flashlight in hand so u can peer under the seats and watch the operation of the seat travelling on the rack/see if it moving in tandem with the other.... tightening the cable isn't exactly the answer... more cable slack can provide you the right answer too. ;-)
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