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Elec lumbar support replacement

Discussion in 'General Technical / How To' started by chrisa4quat, May 20, 2007.

  1. chrisa4quat
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    [May 20, 2007]
    My electric lumbar support does not work on my o/s/f seat, and would like to replace/repair it, any ideas what the fault would be, how much to replace/repair it? Thanks.
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    Caesium My BM is fixed!

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    have you checked the supply to the seat?
    If the motor has gone its unlikely that you'll be able to strip the seat down to replace it, I have removed a seat cover before and its not something i'll ever try again, its a real headache.
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    Dealer jobby then!!!!
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    I recently stripped mine down to repair the headrest movement(it was only stuck), a tedious job but not impossible. You will need to remove the seat, i took mine indoors and did it on the floor. I printed out the relevant pages from the net, (cant remember where), audifans i think if you want them send me a pm with your address and i will send you them. wimbledonjohn
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    My lumbar support went, asked Bristol Audi to find out what was up with it. They said motor was gone. New motor costs £280 and total cost to replace it when labour added: £440. "Bargain". Also got a coolant leak they can't find the cause of. Anyone want to swap A3s?
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    Caesium My BM is fixed!

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    i'd like to know how the motor can fail, it must be the least used motorised component on the car!
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