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 broken 'tilt and slide' seat lever fixed the cheap way! (bowden cable)

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Spangoolies



Join date : 2011-06-18
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PostSubject: broken 'tilt and slide' seat lever fixed the cheap way! (bowden cable)   broken 'tilt and slide' seat lever fixed the cheap way! (bowden cable) Empty6th December 2011, 21:56

got a baby on the way and thought it was about time to fix the front passenger seat as it would only tilt forward using the release handle. we had to reach over and use the other lever under the seat to slide it forward which is a pain and will be a lot worse juggling a baby at the same time. took the seat appart to find the metal release (bowden) cable had snapped. couldnt believe my ears when the local bmw stealership said a replacement would be £150 as its part of one of the seat runners!!!!! to which i replied im off to the scrappy then! scrappy wouldnt sell it to me as they said it would render their spare seat useless. last option was to make my own out of a bike brake cable and a bit of ingenuity. £2 and a couple of hours later, problem fixed! result!

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Spangoolies



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PostSubject: Re: broken 'tilt and slide' seat lever fixed the cheap way! (bowden cable)   broken 'tilt and slide' seat lever fixed the cheap way! (bowden cable) Empty6th December 2011, 22:00

the 2 clamps on the looped end were closed once the cable was looped through the lever under the seat and yes its bad soldering but its just as solid as the original
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Well done that man Smile

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Just shows how much you can save and how we are ripped off sometimes if you just try some simple things thumbs up

well done at that saving you can have some extras for christmas santa
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MRG



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PostSubject: Re: broken 'tilt and slide' seat lever fixed the cheap way! (bowden cable)   broken 'tilt and slide' seat lever fixed the cheap way! (bowden cable) Empty16th March 2012, 20:19

I think this has happened to mine too, it tilts but wont slide... Rolling Eyes

will check underneath, but if not may need to do something similar I guess!
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