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help! Power seat won't go up [FIXED!!!]

 
Old 07-15-2011, 08:56 PM
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my power seat will not tilt up. it tilts back but not up. Now, it is almost all the way back and I cant drive like that. Is it the switch? I took the switch apart and everything looked ok and I cleaned the wire where they connect. It is the middle switch out of the three on the side of the seat. it tilts the back rest forward and backward.

anyone have a good used one of these?


I fixed the problem!

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Old 07-16-2011, 02:32 AM
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its the switch. I just fixed both of them on a sport seat I just bought, neither worked, now they both work in both directions ( 4 way power) just take them out, spray with WD-40, clean with a paper towel, and reassemble.
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:32 PM
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ok, I fixed the problem. I pulled the switch apart yesterday and wiped everything down and still had the problem. Today, found the exact wire that was causing the problem and reversed it with the other wire(the one that makes the seat go back) to make sure the motor wasn't the problem. After I found the problem wire, i took the switch even further apart and cleaned it. Put it together and it works great. There was some build up on internals of the switch and it was acting as a big resistor. I also fixed my e- brake by tightening the cable a bit and fixed the switch that makes the dash light light up telling you the e- brake is on.
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Cool! I'm glad you were able to get it fixed! haha, I did the same thing with the e-brake while I had the seat out, it makes it soo much easier to access. Oh, and its nice having a working e-brake again
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Originally Posted by ZW 944 View Post
Cool! I'm glad you were able to get it fixed! haha, I did the same thing with the e-brake while I had the seat out, it makes it soo much easier to access. Oh, and its nice having a working e-brake again
yeah, it was much easier to work on the e- brake when that huge and heavy seat was removed. My e- brake was a bit too loose for comfort and you really had to yank on it to keep the car from rolling. Now it works great.
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I have the same problem with my passenger seat(wont go down). Do you have to remove the seat to fix this ?

TIA
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Originally Posted by Cyberpunky View Post
I have the same problem with my passenger seat(wont go down). Do you have to remove the seat to fix this ?

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removing the seat make it much easier. taking the switch isn't bad. Putting it together isn't fun. I used some grease to keep the ball bearings on the little springs. The two wires that make the backrest go up and down were black and gray on my seat.
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I had the the reverse of your problem. The back went all the way up and wouldn't come back down. I took both switches apart and cleaned them and at least the front lifted up now instead of leaning me into the steering wheel. I'm going to be taking the switch back apart in a bit and see if I can fix the rear and also fix the passengers side seat.

Didn't think about adjusting the ebrake while I am there but it's a good idea now that I think about it.
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Originally Posted by pkt1213 View Post
I had the the reverse of your problem. The back went all the way up and wouldn't come back down. I took both switches apart and cleaned them and at least the front lifted up now instead of leaning me into the steering wheel. I'm going to be taking the switch back apart in a bit and see if I can fix the rear and also fix the passengers side seat.

Didn't think about adjusting the ebrake while I am there but it's a good idea now that I think about it.

Anyone have a good link/pics to how to get the switch out? I pulled the plastic frame off holding the switch in, but the switch itself wasn't coming out easily and I didn't want to force it. Not sure if some wires or something else was holding it in.
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Old 04-28-2016, 12:10 PM
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There are tabs on each side of the plastic frame that you need to push inwards to release it from the seat frame, but before you run into that mess, read the paragraph and watch the video below.

I had the same issue as did jorgen in the youtube video. I took the seat out to find I had a snapped wire under the seat, re-did the wiring and the switches work in all ways.

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