E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > E46 BMW > General E46 Forum

General E46 Forum
This is the place to get answers, opinions and everything you need related to your E46 (sedan, coupe, convertible and wagon) BMW!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-26-2016, 06:39 PM   #1
r3v1ls
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 617
My Ride: '01 325i
Help! Front Seat Motor Dead. Need to manually move!

My foward/back seat motor finally went out. I've been tapping it with a wrench and holding the button to adjust the seat but it smoked up and died.

I obtained a replacement but unfortunately I got the wrong part .

Now I just need to adjust the seat while I wait for a replacement.

Does anyone know how to manually adjust it? I have the motor removed and there is a little spindle on the end. I disassembled the motor so I can attach it to the spindle and spin it manually, but nothing occurs.

I tried twisting the big rod the spins when the seat is moved but it wouldn't budge.

Any ways to manually adjust it? Thanks!
r3v1ls is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 08-26-2016, 06:58 PM   #2
BaliDawg
Modded ///Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Riverside, CA
Posts: 4,070
My Ride: 325Ci 330Ci 530i 750
Get some pillows?
__________________
///Mmmmmm...
BaliDawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2016, 07:47 PM   #3
r3v1ls
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 617
My Ride: '01 325i
Quote:
Originally Posted by BaliDawg View Post
Get some pillows?
I was hoping to avoid that method and I think I did
r3v1ls is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2016, 07:48 PM   #4
r3v1ls
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 617
My Ride: '01 325i
I ended up attaching the faulty motor to the end of a motorized drill and hooked it up to the spindle.

Turns out it needs to be spinning very fast even for very little movement. Doing it by hand I had no luck, but the drill took care of that.

I'll post a picture later if anyone's interested.

Last edited by r3v1ls; 08-26-2016 at 09:31 PM.
r3v1ls is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2016 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use