Question about 1997 Volvo 960
The seats are operated by a motor and cable that turn a gear to raise and lower the seat.
If the switch is working and the seat is trying to go up (motor running), then you either have a bad gear, or cable. Volvo's are notorious for cable failure.
If it lifts up but stops as it would if it were fully upright, a position potentiometer may have been damaged and the power seat control module thinks it is in the fully upright position.
The seat back adjustment is under the seat back cover, you will have to remove the upholstery to gain access to it.
Possibly try to locate a seat from a salvage yard, a used seat will be the same price as a replacement cable.
Posted on Sep 29, 2009
The best advice can give you is to take the seat to an electronic repair shop. The thing is, the whole movement is actually co-ordinated by one motor and if you connect the diffirent movements in reverse polarity the motor itself can blow up and that is expensive to replace.
So, rather to try to repair it yourself, pay the small fee to let an expert have a look at it. This cannot be a big problem, because all other movements still work, which means that it could just as easy be an loos wire, but if you take it for repair, you will most likely get a warrenty on the repair.
I really hope this can solve your problem. I know times are hard and you will maybe want to try and fix it yourself, but it is a very complicated system to try and repair yourself and you could just as easy end up with all the other movements malfunctioning as well.
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
This problem is either caused by a defective power seat switch or a defective tilt motor in the seat track, the most common is the switch, to test the switch buy a 12 volt test light avil at any auto parts store for about $5, ground the light to metal and operate the tilt function of the switch, the test light will illuminate if the switch is ok, u can do this at the connector under the seat, just hold the seat in the tilt function, back or forward, then probe the connector (large connector with heavy wiries) until you get a the test light to illuminate, if no light on any wire of the connector then the switch is defective, if you do get a light then the seat motor is defective, they don't service the individual parts of the power seat track, u must buy the whole assembly, suggest you try to find a used one if the seat track is defective..
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
There are motors to tilt the seats forward-backwards and up and down. If it is tilting only in one direction then the relay for the other side is not working. Check and rectify.
Posted on Sep 26, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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