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996 electric seat playing up, ideas?

996 electric seat playing up, ideas?

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CraigVmax

Original Poster:

12,242 posts

189 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Hi chaps,

My TT seat is acting up, has always worked fine then yesterday i found that the part under your knees, ie the front of the seat wont raise and lower as it normally does (in a sort of tilting fashion)

Everything else works fine and when I try to work this i can hear the switch clicking but nothing happens.

Nothing obviously jammed in there.

Open to suggestions, dont much fancy being fleeced by opc!

mrdemon

10,493 posts

172 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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fit buckets :-)

CraigVmax

Original Poster:

12,242 posts

189 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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need access to the rear for kiddos frown

DJFish

4,835 posts

170 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Mine went in for some work, whilst fiddling they found some of the underseat wires had broken, might be a weak point?

gibbon

1,479 posts

114 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Maybe try the audi forum?
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CraigVmax

Original Poster:

12,242 posts

189 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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why?

gibbon

1,479 posts

114 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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CraigVmax said:
Hi chaps,

My TT seat is acting up,
tongue out

CraigVmax

Original Poster:

12,242 posts

189 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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aha!

thegoose

8,019 posts

117 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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DJFish said:
Mine went in for some work, whilst fiddling they found some of the underseat wires had broken, might be a weak point?
It is on 993s (although God forbid 993s actually have a "weak" point - let's just call it an "area of lesser strength" shall we? hehe)

PawnSacrifice

100 posts

66 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Hate to say it, but it sounds like one of the gears may have gone. Had a similar problem with my Z4. If it's a common problem then you may be able to buy one. If not, or if it is hideously expensive, this could be another option...
BMW Electric Seat Gear Fix Plastic Casting Result

I made the first gear too brittle so it did break again, but a softer plastic should do the trick.

bullettneil

324 posts

56 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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my 996 c4s p/s seat has the same issue. every other bit of it works but the lowering and raising of the front has stopped.i assumed it would be the button?

Porkupine

1,615 posts

72 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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bullettneil said:
my 996 c4s p/s seat has the same issue. every other bit of it works but the lowering and raising of the front has stopped.i assumed it would be the button?
Not if you can hear the clicking when you press it.

PawnSacrifice

100 posts

66 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Porkupine said:
bullettneil said:
my 996 c4s p/s seat has the same issue. every other bit of it works but the lowering and raising of the front has stopped.i assumed it would be the button?
Not if you can hear the clicking when you press it.
Yes, if it's mine the ear will be turning a little and the clicking is when it jams. If nothing else, you can unbolt the motor from the seat frame, set the seat to the height you want and then bolt the motor back in again to lock it in place.

bullettneil

324 posts

56 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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mine kes no noise at all. just no response at the front part