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My manual driver's side seat adjuster won't lock anymore which prevents me from being able reach the pedals safely!

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  • carolynschmi Feb 01, 2010

    Hi. Thats exactly the problem.... I've tried looking but don't see anything! I sprayed a bunch of WD40 this morning, but nothing his 'unstuck' yet.

  • Dan Doherty
    Dan Doherty May 11, 2010

    Is the seat sliding back and forth when driving? If so sometimes the catch that locks it in place sticks in the unlock position, if you look under the seat you can see how it is configured.

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Hi, you may have to remove the seat from the car it's most likely the only way you are going to be able to see the fault, the lever for lifting the seat is normally the cause have you tried forceing the lever back into position or working it up and down.

Th seat is pretty easy to take out, Regards

Dan

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  2. The seat recliner position sensor internally shorted pulling the 5 volt reference low. Disconnect the recliner position sensor and see if heated seats start working correctly, if so replace.
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