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Electrical Gremlins...?

Discussion in 'E39 (1997-2003)' started by JDiazAmador, Jun 18, 2010.

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    JDiazAmador

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    After more than two trouble-free months, a new (although minor) electrical gremlin: My driver's seat adjustment and steering wheel adjustment suddenly stopped working. The fuses in the glove compartment are good, and the passenger's seat adjustment still works.

    Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
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    ND4SPDLSC

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    I'd guess it's the seat switch as the switch ties in a memory feature for the steering wheel. Can you test for power out of the switch?
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    JDiazAmador

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    Sorry for taking so long to follow up on this. It turned out the seat switch plastic housing was cracked where the connector plugs in. I repaired it with black potting epoxy and bought a new plastic side cover for the driver's seat.

    I did a write-up about this procedure on bimmerforums. You can search for it if you need to do the same repair.

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