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Seat motor malfunction

The seat won't move forward or back, but the motor still moves the seat up & down & operates the tilt. is this a bad switch or is there a separate fuse just for this function (*where is the fuse box located?!?!?)

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It could be a relay call dealer and ask for one. they will tell you whee it goes.

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