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Passenger seat back will not move either direction

Mercedes 300 TE wagon power seats -- grandson was sitting in car moving seatback forward = recline = forward again and it stopped working completely. Seat can be adjusted for legroom but it can not be reclined -- it is stuck in its most forward position. Drivers seat works fine and no other problems with car.

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  • John Weathers
    John Weathers May 11, 2010

    What year is this car? Do you have memory seats? If so try and use one of the memory buttons to put the seat back into it's (before grandson) position. If it goes back to original position the contacts in the switch could be burned.

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Motor on the seat may have gone out, contacts in switch got dirty or worn, or assembly reached limit and stuck. Try sitting in it pushing back hard and adjust. If not youll need to replace switch,b take seat apart to fix or replace.

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