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Just bought a 1996 730i so I thought I'd join your forum to get some advice.


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The driver's seat won't move as it is powered electrically and there is a fault somewhere. I have removed the switch which didn't look in good shape, as a lot of the plastic was melted. Normally I would just go and buy a new one but I couldn't find any voltages from the wires leading to the switch. This leads me to believe something else might be wrong.

1. Any advice?
2. Where can I get a wiring diagram?
3. Is there anyway I can move the seat manually?

Many thanks,

Harry.
 

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Just bought a 1996 730i so I thought I'd join your forum to get some advice.


Link with pictures of the car


The driver's seat won't move as it is powered electrically and there is a fault somewhere. I have removed the switch which didn't look in good shape, as a lot of the plastic was melted. Normally I would just go and buy a new one but I couldn't find any voltages from the wires leading to the switch. This leads me to believe something else might be wrong.

1. Any advice?
2. Where can I get a wiring diagram?
3. Is there anyway I can move the seat manually?

Many thanks,

Harry.
Hi harry

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1996 E38 730i - meaningful title




Regarding the seat, I will have a look and see if I can dig out any wiring diagram..

Not being sarcastic but how exactly have you tested the wires for power?
 

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Ok have noted the above.

I tested for voltage using a multimeter.

I'm wondering if the driver's seat has its own fuse/relay.
 

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if its just your wiring, i think i have the wiring harnes for your seat
Oh right sound. My worry is that one or more of the motors have gone. The only way I can explain the melted plastic on the switch casing is due to some sort of current surge.
 

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no, i'm just about finished swaping my interior from gray to dark blue leather. stripped the gray driver seat to get the switch unit out as i needed it for my new one
 

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no, i'm just about finished swaping my interior from gray to dark blue leather. stripped the gray driver seat to get the switch unit out as i needed it for my new one
Cool, if it turns out to be a motor or a wiring problem, how much would you want for all your old stuff?
 
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