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Old 04-10-2010, 09:26 AM   #1
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Power driver seat stopped working (not fuse)

ok so last night i get in my car and im driving and i felt cramped because i was wearing boots, so i tried to move the seat back and nothing. im like its always something. so i get home and check the fuse, its good. i get my flash light and look under the seat, the red and brown wire are both torn apart. i was trying to figure out how this could have happened. i never keep anything on the floor in my car and i never let anyone else vacuum my car. so i moved the seat up and down (like your getting something from the back seat, my car is a coupe) while looking under the seat and when the seat is forward it pulls on the wires so they must have ripped from that. has anyone else had this problem? its to tight under the seat to splice the wires and i think im going to have to remove the seat.
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Old 05-07-2010, 07:56 AM   #2
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my seat JUST stopped working as well. and i am incredibly pissed because it is ALWAYS something on these things. Don't have the time to tear into it yet... this weekend i guess i will need to remove the seat.
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Old 05-07-2010, 10:07 AM   #3
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Seems like a common problem on these cars.

I noticed that the connector under the seat has come loose from the bracket on my car. I need to look at this a bit closer so I do not end up in the situation many are having where the wires break.

Seems like the seat is really hard to remove when the seat cannot be moved forward.

Also remember to disconnect the battery when you work on your seat so you do not have any airbag errors due to seat sensor and seat belt tensioner.
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Old 05-07-2010, 10:12 AM   #4
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If the fuse and wires are fine, I'd suspect motor..
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