1995 oldsmobile cutlass broken reclining seat motor
The reclining mechanism on my 95 cutlass stopped working. the seat is fully reclined and I cant pull it back up. Last night i was pushing the switch and could hear the motor running and the light in the car were fading. today the motor isn't running at all.
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The driver seat has an electro-mechanical backrest adjuster. The backrest adjustment switch is located on the side of the seat cushion side shield and is part of the seat control switch. The recliner motor is mounted to the backrest frame. Power recliners and motors are only serviceable by installing a new backrest frame assembly.
Does yours have Driver and Passenger Power Seats Without Memory Or Power Driver Seat With Memory ?
Seat Driver Recline Motor Stalled
If the motor does not operate, Go To Pinpoint Test L . If motor operates, Go To Pinpoint Test M .
Take it an have it check !
Sounds like the motor and gearing has worn out, they take a lot of punishment. Replacements are available (sometimes it works out much much cheaper to buy a whole second-hand seat). But that depends how much you like the car...
Do you mean recliner? The recliner is part of the frame of the seat. You could go to a salvage yard and see if you can find a seat for another GM A-body and swap it for the one you have; just transfer the upholstery. If you want to get fancy, find a power seat, and just bolt it in it's place, you'll just have to run a power lead to make it work.
It sounds like the inside of the recliner knob is stripped out. If
you go to your local GM dealership and give them your VIN number they
can order you a new one. Here is the removal and installation
directions. Driver or Passenger Seat Recliner Handle Replacement Removal Procedure
Use a flat-bladed tool to remove the plastic center cap from the center of the recliner handle.