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Automatic seat broken, How to manually adjust?

The motor on the automatic (driver side seat) is not working. How can i manually adjust the seat? The seat is too close to the wheel, and I need more space. Thanks!

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    Thanks for the FAST response. I'll replace the motor.

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    2000 Toyota Solara has noisy seats, shaky steering wheel at 40 miles per hour and noise when turning wheel



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I am sorry but you cannot adjust it, there is no way to over ride the transmission that moves the seat unless you remove the motor, move the seat to where you want it and reinstall motor

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