Drivers side power seat and steering column don't work
Up until yesterday, these 2 items worked. but then all of a sudden yesterday you can't adjust the steering wheel and the drivers seat. the seat is so pushed so far back and tilted back that i can't even reach the pedals. Please help!!!
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See pg. 3-31 in owners manual. Start car in park. Adjust seat, telescoping wheel, and side view mirrors. Pust Mem button and then within 5 sec. push either 1 or 2. That button should light to show memory stored.
From the 2012 Guide (See link)
l"AUTOMATIC DRIVE POSITIONER (if so equipped) Two positions for the driver's seat, steering column and outside mirrors can be stored in the automatic drive positioner memory. Follow these procedures to set the memory positions: • Confirm the shift lever is in the P (PARK) position. • Push the ignition switch to the ON position. • Adjust the driver's seat, steering column and outside mirrors to the desired positions using the adjusting switches for each feature. • Push the SET switch and within 5 seconds, push the memory switch (1 or 2) for at least 1 second. • The indicator light on the memory switch you select will illuminate for approximately 5 seconds. • The driver's seat, steering column and outside mirror positions are now set to your preference. These memorized positions can also be linked to your NISSAN Intelligent Key®. For more information, refer to the "Pre-driving checks and adjustments (section 3)" of your Owner's Manual." https://owners.nissanusa.com/content/techpub/ManualsAndGuides/Murano/2012/2012-Murano-quick-reference-guide.pdf
For added info see whole owners manual.
A control module ! Electronics
The steering column has a tilt/telescoping control system that consists of an electronic control module capable of class 2 serial data communication, a steering column power assembly with positioning motor and sensor, and a steering column control switch. The multi-function lever provides for the control of the headlamp high beams, and the windshield washer and wiper.
The tilt/telescoping steering column in/out/up/down switch is an input to the driver position module (DPM). The tilt/telescoping drive motor is an output function of the DPM.
Steering column memory settings are stored in the DPM. The steering column position sensor is an internal part of the tilt/telescoping motor assemblies, and is an input to the DPM. The DPM uses the position sensor input when storing and recalling memory settings.
Same thing with the seats , electronic control module .
Battery positive voltage is supplied at all times to the memory seat module (MSM) through the battery positive voltage circuit from the POWER SEATS circuit breaker located instrument panel (I/P) fuse block. This voltage is used to power up MSM and also to apply power to the seat motors when commanded. Battery positive voltage from the TILT/TELE SW/MEM SEAT MOD fuse located in the body control module (BCM) fuse block that supplies voltage to the seat adjuster switch and the memory function switch, also supplies voltage to the MSM. The MSM monitors this voltage circuit in order to determine if battery voltage is supplied to the seat adjuster switch. The MSM is grounded through the module ground circuit and G301.
Body Control Module (BCM)
RH footwell, mounted to the toe board, behind the carpet
Hello, I suspect there is a problem in what is called the "Interlock" system. The way the car is suppose to work is, a foot is suppose to be on the Brake to shift out of Park after the car is running. There is another "Interlock" for the starter which makes sure the car is in Park when you try to start it.
I have seen a few 1988 Lincolns with pressure switches on the seats that would interfere with the car running but not with starting. The switches were bad when they did interfere.
When you use the car you probably adjust the steering column for yourself. There are adjustments in the column for the Ignition switch which go to the Interlock. In simple terms, its like a rod with 2 adjustable ends. The other people who drive your car adjust the steering column and it happens to move the adjustments inside the steering column, so the starter works for them.
You need to have some adjustments made to the Interlock and Ignition switch. The car is suppose to work properly for any position you can possibly put the seats or steering column in. The car should start without anyone in the seat; just turning the key through an open window should allow the starter to work. You should not need any weight on the drivers seat to get the starter to work.
Just have the adjustments made to allow the car to start with the seat close and the steering column tucked in. Test it for yourself before leaving the Repair shop.
Replace the Turn Signal Flasher Relay. It has 2 relays. One for the Hazard lights and one for the Turn Signals. The Turn Signal Flasher Relay is located Front seating area, driver side, passenger side of steering column, under dash, mounted near cigarette lighter. Optional mounting location is under dash, on driver side of steering column. (Curtorsey Auto Zone)
If the lights come on but just do not flash, replace the flasher relay. Your Thunderbird has 2 flasher relays. One for the Turn signals and one for the Hazard lights. The turn signal relay is located Front seating area, driver side, under dash, driver side of steering column, mounted in lower corner of fuse block . The hazard relay is located Front seating area, driver side, under dash, driver side of steering column, mounted in rear of fuse block. Replace the one for the Turn Signals.Information Curtorsey Auto Zone.
If your driver's seat and the steering column adjustments are not working, check the switch assembly on the side of the driver's seat. Look at the wiring harness plug. Is it properly and securly plugged in? This is a common problem, the harness plug housing breaks and the plug comes loose.
I have the same problem. Seat and steering column just stopped working. Passenger side normal. No fuse for these components. With so many postings witht he same problem there has to be a defective or worn out source. Please post if you find a solution!