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Our 04 sedona makes a vibrating noise on the front passenger seat only. My wife loves it. however she will never drive again cause it doesn't feel as good to her on the drivers side. We have went through 9 seat covers this year alone....

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Are you complaining or are you happy, either way disconnect the wire harness in the seat and see if it goes away, could have a bad switch this will help narrow it down

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