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| Originally posted by pcy@Jan 5 2005, 08:10 PM |
Hoping someone can help me what to do with the following problem...
Passenger seat motor (that moves the seat front to back) quit working.
The seat was moved all the way to the front. So, the 2 bolts (in the front)
that hold the seat are not accessible.
Took it to the dealer; dealer quoted $600 to replace the motor.
I said no thanks. I don't mind the motor not working. I just want
the seat to be moved to middle position. Anyway to move the seat?
any other thoughts?
thanks in advance
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| Originally posted by pcy@Jan 24 2005, 04:39 PM |
Quick update on the "power seat stuck" problem...
Remember my problem was that the seat was stuck all the way forward;
hence, couldn't removed the front two bolts that hold the seat in place.
Disconnected the battery negative cable. Removed the seat cushion, removed the 4 torx screws that hold the plastic seat bottom, discunnected bunch of cables. Now, I am able to see the motor and the shafts that connect to the mechanism. I was able to manually rotate the shafts (on either side of the motor).
So, I sat there and rotate the shafts... the seat SLOWLY moved back. I moved the seat to mid point. As someone else suggested, I tapped on the motor with a mallet. I connected back all connectors; put back the plastic seat bottom and the cushion. Connected the battery.
To my surprise, the "supposedly dead" motor is working fine. The seat now moves forward and back fine. May be it's a miracle..... nah !!
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