2001 BMW 325 seat recline

Tiny
LEBANESE80
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  • 2001 BMW 325
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 124,000 MILES
My passenger seat wont recline. It will go up and down back and forth. The fuse obviously is working. I can hear the motor running but it wont recline either way. What it could be and how can I solve it?Thank you
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Monday, January 12th, 2009 AT 11:13 PM

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Tiny
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The worm gear may be stuck. Have someone flip the switch and see if you can see the worm gear try to turn. Sometimes seats get stuck. If you can get to the worm gear without using the switch see if it will turn using a pair of pliers, Don't try on the threads themselves but on another part of the shaft. If you are not able to get to the worm gear then you will have to take out the seat and free it up that way.
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Friday, January 16th, 2009 AT 11:13 AM
Tiny
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This is a common failure and will possibly require replacement of the worn gear(possible but difficult) or replacement of the entire seat base(easier but more expensive) Either way you will need to source the replacement parts and most yards will sell you the seat base and you can then either replace it yourself or outsource the labor.
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Friday, January 16th, 2009 AT 11:23 AM

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