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2002 nissan maxima driver power seat will not incline

Driver power switch will recline all the way down but will not incline back up. No motor sounds when trying to incline. Everything else works. Forward, back, up, and down AND recline but does not incline.....
Took it to 2 local shops and they think it is the motor. $700 for the motor itself.. Have not taken it to the dealer since they will charge $100 to inspect and test the circuit. One of the shops said they can probably get seat from a junk yard and will cost $500 which includes installation. I have called the auto salvage places around town but no one has gray seat. What should I do...

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  • skim4805 Sep 05, 2008

    Thanks! Not sure why the 2 local mechanics thought the motor was the problem... Hmm. Should I take it to the dealer or another mechanic?

  • narvaezus Sep 17, 2008

    Hello All:

    I have a similar problem, only the back of the seat will move forward and backward but the bottom of the seat will not move in forward or reverse position. Souunds as if the switch may be the issue or at least I hope it is from a financial prospective (lol).

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    My car seat (same vehicle) is stuck in the forward position. It will move up/down and recline both ways, but it is stuck in the forward position. I can even hear the switch click but there is no movement. Do you think it is the switch and not the motor since there is movement in the other direction?

  • richard_hing Mar 18, 2009

    my lower seat would not move up or down but does everything else my vehicle is 2001 maxima

  • JDC032278 Apr 19, 2009

    I have a 2002 Nissan Maxima SE. The driver's seat was stuck in the forward position. I took the motor and the worm gear off of the bottom of the seat. I disassembled the gear box on the end of the motor and found that at the end of the worm gear there is a PLASTIC gear that was cracked from one end to the other. I can't believe they used PLASTIC. Now what?

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    2002 passenger power seat will not recline but the motor works


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Its not the motor its the switch to the happ. to me b4.

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Hello all had the same problem with my seat the motor was good but the plastic gear was destroyed. this website sold the gear for 65.00 and the whole seat adjuster was 800.00 from the dealer and 600.00 online. I also talked to this guy personally and he was very helpful and an independent business owner. he can basically make any gear u need. so give him a shot.

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I had the same problem. I took the seat control out of the seat noticed 2 of the circuts were blown out. i took a couple strands of copper from 20awg stranded wire and soldered them between the break. a little tough but its been working for 6 months months now

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The motor to run the seat is same one for recline/incline if it works going down and not up motor is good. probably a bad switch.

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

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    just someone reliable either one


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