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Old 08-08-2006, 12:05 PM
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Power driver seat and tilt steering won't work!!!

Neither my power driver seat or tilt/telescoping steering will work. I have checked the fuses and none of them are blown. They both share a common 30A fuse so I am thinking there is a problem with a relay but I can't find it.

Has anyone else had this problem? I don't want to go to the dealer for this.
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Old 10-03-2006, 01:36 PM
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I have exactly the same problem. Both my steering and power seat on driver's side won't move. Were you able to figure out how to fix it? My dealer will take my paycheck for this!!
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Old 10-03-2006, 01:54 PM
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motor must be bad. Test the motor is you fuse is still good
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Old 10-03-2006, 02:21 PM
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How do I test the fuse?
It just seems strange that both steering wheel and seat have malfunctioned together... do they share the same motor/fuse?

Thanks!
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The seats have several motors and the steering wheel has multiple motors. They share the same fuse, I've tried replacing the fuse with no improvement.

Could there be a bad relay somewhere, if so where is it? Could it also be a short in the seat wire harness? Would a short in the wire harness also make the steering wheel inoperable?

I highly doubt that all the motors in the seat and steering wheel went bad all at the same time.
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Old 10-03-2006, 03:38 PM
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I have a hard time believing that one relay could control all these motors (steering wheel x 2 + seat x 4 or 5). The only common junction is the power feed to the fuse or the fuse.
Sounds strange to me. Check that you have power to the common fuse, and/or that the wires are connectd properly and no oxidazion.
Sorry, that's all I can come up with. Any motor relay should be connected after the fuse, since they will be feeding the motors independantly.
Unfortunately have I not been able to fin a EWS (Electrical Wire Scheme) for the X5 on the net yet, so I'm out of other ideas..
Has anyone got that scheme??
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check the plug that connected the seat and the motor . sometime it get losed. if the seat work the stering will work , because there work together,
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Hi,

Thanks for the suggestion mrbmwx5. Could you tell me where is this plug located? Is it under the seat?

I had the steering and seat working suddenly one day which I assume happened because the plug is loose. Right now both the driver seat and the steering are dead....

Thanks for your suggestions guys!
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Old 10-03-2006, 04:58 PM
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yes under the seat'
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Get the voltmeter check the plugs connector where it go in the motor and see if you get any power?
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