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Seat repair, replacement

Discussion in 'E36 (1992-1999)' started by owiest, Apr 15, 2011.

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    owiest

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    The seat back on the passenger seat of my 1996 328Ic is stuck in the fully reclined position. It will not lock upright. My mechanic took a whack at it, but was unable to determine which parts had failed. He called BMW for a drawing or parts list, got no help, and said sorry.

    Any suggestions on how to proceed will be much appreciated.

    If I can't fix it, I figure I will try to find a replacement seat - maybe two, since the leather is torn on the driver's seat. How big a job is this? Can someone with basic mechanical skills pull it off?

    Thanks.
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    eam3

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    John in VA

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    owiest

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    Thank you so much, Mr. Mendez and National Capital Chapter. I think this is the info I need to repair seat.
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    chicane

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    Do you mean he literally took a "whack" at it as in he pummeled it to try to get it back in place? :D

    Have your mechanic check this site out next time.
    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/index.do
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    mooseheadm5

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    My guess is that they actually buy them from Jeff at odometergears.com since they are using his pictures. I prefer to go straight to the source, though, like John.

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