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PostSubject: I can't keep it up!    I can't keep it up!  Empty21st August 2014, 16:26

My front passenger seat backrest!

My girlfriend laid the seat back so she could sleep in the car, when she tried to put it back the backrest just no longer locks in place. Well it does, but it's either all the way forward or all the way back which was funny for all of about 4 minutes and is now just dangerous and incredibly impractical.

Has anyone had a similar problem before? I've tried just about everything I can think of, none of which technical, and it looks like I'm not going to come to a solution through sheer luck so any help greatly appreciated.

If not, where should I take it to get someone that knows what they're doing to look at it?

Thank you lovely people

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PostSubject: Re: I can't keep it up!    I can't keep it up!  Empty21st August 2014, 17:27

I do remember someone else with this issue but can't remember who!

I seem to think its the cable or a bracket that the cable clips to?

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PostSubject: Re: I can't keep it up!    I can't keep it up!  Empty21st August 2014, 17:35

I had this happen on my first MINI in 2002. Unfortunately I can't remember the solution, there was a recall for it at the time. Might be worth giving Sussex Road & Race or TWG a call?
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PostSubject: Re: I can't keep it up!    I can't keep it up!  Empty21st August 2014, 17:45

Just spoken to Richard at Sussex Road and Race who said he can fix it but will need a new seat back from BMW so he's going to price it up tomorrow and let me know.

Hopefully not too horrific or girlfriend will be sitting in the back from now on!

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PostSubject: Re: I can't keep it up!    I can't keep it up!  Empty30th August 2014, 16:45

Yeah sounds like a faulty backrest. Looking at about £370 fitted, including VAT.

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