Question about 1997 Acura CL
Check for obstructions
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
I had this same problem for years, no obstructions. But, everytime I took it in, the seat would work for them and go backwards. I thought it maybe it was a weight issue. I had my husband bounce up and down, the seat wouldn't go back for him either. I was always told in the beginning, it could be the motor. Which I'm sure you know by now would be the priciest option. Well, after leaving it for another time, I said to replace the motor. Which is probably when they did the most extensive work to determine that it actually was the motor. Anyways......it was expensive, but worth the cost. Now I don't have to worry each time someone valets it, rotates the tire....I've trashed my note to not move the seat. You might save a few years and actually enjoy the seat if you change the motor now. Good luck.
Posted on Oct 29, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
most likely the switch is bad if you disconnect the plug to the forward backwards motor the power should swap back and forth depending on which way thw switch is pushed if it doesnt switch is bad let me know how you make out
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
I just had the same problem. When the seat is powered all the forward, one of the worm drives reached the end of its travel and jammed against the threaded block that it passes through. To fix this the seat has to be unbolted and tipped back. There are four tiny 6mm bolts that hold the motor plate in. Remove these and the motor will come out. The worm drive is bolted in at one end and has a set pin at the other. Remove the worm drive and use a couple of vice grips or equivalent to loosen the threaded block from the worm drive.
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
replace your switch first. if that doesn't help, test your harness for the forward/reverse and see if it's getting power when you push the switch. if it is, your motor is out and needs to be replaced. most likely it's the switch.
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
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