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Have a 2009 smart fortwo and the driver seat is jammed it will moved 1 inch back and forward but no further. Cant't remove seat as its covering the rear bolts and there does not appear to be any obstructions in the track. The pins seem to release no problem when the handle is pulled. I took to a mechanic and he could not get the seat out. I need to go back and have the seat taken apart bit by bit. Have tried to fix myself but stuck.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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I have had the exact same problem , the actaual cause of the seat not sliding back is due to the small cable retaing clip which fastens at the underneath of the seat this is a very common problem and is very trickY to get to as you say the rear panel appers to need to come off , it does not, you axs the small clip from removeing the liners at the very bottom of the seat where there is a footwell light , when you axs this area you be able to get to the clip or the actaul cable ,to which ever is broken,,

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SOURCE: cannot access rear bolts as power seat stuck in

Bolts should go through the floor with a nut underneath the car. No need to try to access from inside.

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it souns like the switch on the seat has stopped working or the motor itself has gone bad I would check the switch first

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SOURCE: 2003 Toyota Camry drivers side power seat stuck

This is not necessary...as many have stated...use a hammer with switch in reverse position. Hammer the seat back...it will catch...

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SOURCE: Holden Astra 2005 rear middle seat back stuck unable to use it, I tried to release it didn't work, took it to the mechanic and he told me that there is a common on the Astra's rear seat belts

Opel astra ,never a problem with these excelent cars ,now is it a seat belt stuck or a seat stuck forewards problem as the question is a bit conflicting .

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