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Old 08-07-2010, 07:04 PM
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Power Seat Won't move back

I've had an intermittent problem with the driver side power seat not moving back. Can't figure out if its a switch or drive gear. Anyone ran into these problems or had to remove their seat and take it apart.
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:14 PM
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I've had an intermittent problem with the driver side power seat not moving back. Can't figure out if its a switch or drive gear. Anyone ran into these problems or had to remove their seat and take it apart.

Every now and again my driver side power seat will not move either. This is what I found. After spending half an hour checking fuses,wires,motors and what not I said hey dipstick, see what the owners manual says about power seats. Sure enough deep within the seat section, it states that if the power seat doesnt't work, put the seat back section of the seat down to it's lowest position a couple of times. This somehow resets the body module for the driver seat. Weird but it has worked several times for me. I just have to remember to do this, before I go into full on trouble shooting mode again.
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:29 PM
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"put the seat back section of the seat down to it's lowest position"

Leaning it back into the reclining position is actually in the manual ?!?

Don't beat yourself up too much dipstick !!!!
Wow - never would have thought to try that either
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Old 08-09-2010, 01:19 PM
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^ yeah it's in there. The funny thing is, after I read that I said yea right! how are you supposed to move the power seat if it's not working (duh). Then I realized that there is a lever that performs this function. Somewhere in the automotive world of engineers, there's at least one guy, who probably still gets a kick out of this.
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:11 AM
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Holy Cow!!! I bought my 2002 Ex and the only issue has been the seat will not go down it has been stuck in the highest position (stuck up..LOLO) I just did this and now it works...Thanks for the info
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:26 AM
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^ My pleasure.
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Old 08-11-2010, 06:23 AM
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Been having this problem also. Can't wait to try this, Thanks!
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Old 08-11-2010, 09:41 AM
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Sometimes I just scratch my head and say WTF !!!!
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my seat is hung all the way back. it just makes a clicking noise when i try to move it foward. go figure.
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THis is great. i'll try in 3 months when i get out of the desert.
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crazy but it worked for me yesterday
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Thanks for the tip. Tried it earlier today and it worked. I couldn't believe it! You're the best!!
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I am walking out to my truck right now...
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No cigar. Does anyone know if the passenger seat is on a different fuse? It doesn't seem to even be getting power
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Gents,

Same issue with my truck, clicking noise when trying to move the seat forward or back. All three motors are good. I obviously have a stripped gear, and searching for a home fix. If you find one please post.

John
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