Pass Seat Recline Broken
Posted 27 March 2008 - 03:56 PM
Posted 27 March 2008 - 04:53 PM
The as it was stated above the cable that controls the recline function of your seat is broken. This is definitely common. It happened to my car but luckily in a position I am comfortable with. There is a repair guide floating around here somewhere. The repair involves removing the seat skin (leather) and once it is off replacing the cable is pretty straight forward. I believe a replacement cable costs between 50 and 70 bucks. Not terrible. If you need help finding the link to the repair let me know.
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 05:09 PM
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 05:29 PM
Posted 27 March 2008 - 05:48 PM
The search here sucks balls. Half the time I do a search I get twenty billion other stuff not even related to what I'm looking for. How about you search for some rope and a branch.
Posted 27 March 2008 - 07:48 PM
Once it is all the way forward, lock the seatback. And then slowly move the seat back to where you want it.
Repair it when it is warmer out.
Posted 12 April 2008 - 04:27 AM
Here's the jest of the procedure above:
A trick I learned from the BMW forums that I applied on both my BMW and Volvo is to follow the instructions to get to the cable but instead of replacing it, you can just remove one end at the motor, push the inner metal part of the cable all the way in, most likely it will be flush with the inner sheathing. What I did is I used a heat gun at that end and removed the metal sleeve off the cable. I then measure the height of the metal sleeve and account for another 3/8" of exposed cable above the sleeve. Cut the plastic sheathing and place the metal sleeve back on. One trick that needs to be done is that I shove a screw driver into the metal sleeve before placing it back on the cable to push the pins that holds the sleeve on the cable out and I crimp them back on the cable later. Put the cable back in and test the function of the seat that was not working.
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