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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 11-09-2012, 08:39 PM   #1
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seat wont move...

Guy moved the seat all the way back and now I cannot move it forward. Is there a limit switch or a mechanical bypass to get the seat forward. It will still tilt and move vertically but not horizontally. Dealer told me it is not the motor. What are my options. Thanks
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:38 AM   #2
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Look under the seat - check the wires going to the motor. I think the front/back motor is on the outside of the driver seat. The wires on mine were too short, so years of titling the seat up finally broke the wire. I removed the motor, soldered in a new longer wire and it has worked ever since.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:45 AM   #3
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:06 PM   #4
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Mine does this if seat is driven all the way back. I believe there is some type of mechanical binding occurring. To get mine working, I have to push the seat adjuster button forward (to get the motor trying to move the seat) while simultaneously pushing forward firmly on the back of the seat. You can also try applying a little lift to the rear of the seat while doing the above.

This is pretty repeatable on my driver's side, so I make every effort to not slide it all the way back. Passenger seat works fine.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:31 AM   #5
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I've blown the fuse a few times when something gets stuck under the seat and gets jammed. Remove obstruction and replace fuse
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