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My seat is reclined back and is stuck there...it moves up, down, forward, and backwards...it is electric controls...how do i fix it?

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get a junkyard seat it is just easy to go that route

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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I had the same problem when my husband was waiting in my car and laid the driver seat down, Well, it got stuck in the recline position so I took my car to the dealership and they said the motor was going out, which cost about $100.00, if I remember correctly. He took the plastic housing off the motor and gave it a few sharp taps and it allowed just enough juice to incline my seat back. He said if I didnt use it anymore, then I wouldnt need to replace the motor.

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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there are 4 bolts, two in the rear go into the tracks from the top, you will see them as the seat is stuck forward. the other two go in from the front, you will need a long extension on your ratchet to back them out. after removing the bolts unplug the wires and pull the whole thing out of the car. once you have it upside down you can see what broke and fix it or go buy a replacement at a junkyard and bolt it in. most likely any SC seat up to 96 will fit in it.

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