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      11-26-2011, 11:27 AM   #1
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Your thoughts on the power lumbar support

Being picky when it comes to car seats the dealer advised me to take the sport seats; as an extra option I chose the power lumbar support.
Teh lumbar support adds an adjustable comfort for the lower back that you can move up or down, and in or out.

No matter where I position the lumbar support, I always feel some pressure which is very annoying, even when I pull the lunar support completely inwards.
I just went to the dealer to try a seat without lumbar support and in that seat you don't feel any pressure in the lower back.

I assumed that if you take a seat with adjustable lumbar support, you can pull it in so far that you don't feel anything, but that does't seem to be true.

Does anybody recognize this?
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I have full electric sports seats with lumbar support and don't feel any pressure unless I adjust lumbar so that it sticks out more and applies pressure. You should be able to adjust it back the other way ("deflate" it) so it would be like it is with no lumbar support. If you can always feel pressure, I would say that there is a problem with it. You need to try another X3 that has sports seats with lumbar to compare
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Agree. I can take mine back far enough (pressing the part of the control that's toward the rear of the car) so that I don't feel "forward" pressure on my back.
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I don't really feel anything when deflating the lumbar support inwards either. Although a slight amount of pressure is nice for longer drives.

I think the way that people sit when driving has a very large impact too, upright all the way vs slightly slouching.
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My case is the other way, I have the lumbar support but whatever setting I set, I don't feel any pressure at all.
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I think I put it pretty low and not very protruding. Took me a few days, but didn't touch it since.
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My case is the other way, I have the lumbar support but whatever setting I set, I don't feel any pressure at all.
This definitely means it isn't working IMO. There is obvious pressure if you push the "forward" button - arrow pointing toward the front of the car
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LOVE the lumbar support. I have a weak back so I push it out about half way. Not sure why you would have gotten the lumbar at all if you don't want to feel it at all...that's the whole point of it.
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Not sure why you would have gotten the lumbar at all if you don't want to feel it at all...that's the whole point of it.
Good question! When I was selecting the options for the car I was afraid that I might regret not having taken the lumbar support (is this still grammatically correct?). Better safe than sorry. So now I'm still sorry :-)

I agree with RSchneider, I'll just give it a couple of days.
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Lower back portion of the back bone is prone to injuries and many seniors complain about problems there. Good sitting posture is needed for people who spend a lot of time on seats (while driving or at work). There is nothing wrong in taking precautions by going for lumbar support in your X3, no need to regret if you have it in your X3
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Good question! When I was selecting the options for the car I was afraid that I might regret not having taken the lumbar support (is this still grammatically correct?). Better safe than sorry. So now I'm still sorry :-)

I agree with RSchneider, I'll just give it a couple of days.
Hrm, I think it's something you will get used to and grow to prefer! Best of luck.
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Good question! When I was selecting the options for the car I was afraid that I might regret not having taken the lumbar support (is this still grammatically correct?). Better safe than sorry. So now I'm still sorry :-)

I agree with RSchneider, I'll just give it a couple of days.
All this aside, and as I've already said, when lumbar is fully "deflated" you shouldn't be able to feel it. If you can, you probably have a fault with it not "deflating" properly. You need to get in another X3 at a dealership with lumbar support to compare it
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Being picky when it comes to car seats the dealer advised me to take the sport seats; as an extra option I chose the power lumbar support.
Teh lumbar support adds an adjustable comfort for the lower back that you can move up or down, and in or out.

No matter where I position the lumbar support, I always feel some pressure which is very annoying, even when I pull the lunar support completely inwards.
I just went to the dealer to try a seat without lumbar support and in that seat you don't feel any pressure in the lower back.

I assumed that if you take a seat with adjustable lumbar support, you can pull it in so far that you don't feel anything, but that does't seem to be true.

Does anybody recognize this?
It's a "Must Have" for me.
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