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Electric drivers seat will only operate when

Electric drivers seat when removing ignition key will only operate when parked on a steep slope otherwise works fine.

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If it works well with the engine running, you may have high resistance on the circuit. If the plug is dirty or not seated properly, you can get this. The extra power from the alternator can give enough "oomph" to the seat to move when the car is running.
Otherwise, it sounds like the motor may be worn.
Try pressing it at different angles. My wife's XG300 only works if you press it a specific way. Maybe the hill causes you to hold it just the right way. Who knows?
Take a look under the seat and/or behind the plastic cover on the seat where the switch is and see if you can find any loose or dirty connections.
I wish you the best with that!

Posted on Sep 19, 2010

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  • rgnestle Sep 19, 2010

    I am reposting this from another answer I gave not long ago. I hope it helps:

    All of your windows run through the main relay in your driver-side door. If the fuse is not the problem (under the dash or under the hood (there's a block in both places)), then you might have a bad relay in the door.
    Check those fuse blocks first and then, if you have to, move to the door.
    I wish you the best!

  • rgnestle Sep 19, 2010

    Okay, there seems to have been some odd stuff happening here. I'm not sure how I got the window answer onto this page along with the seat answer, but I answered the window question so many times, I may have accidentally cut and pasted to the wrong dialog box. Sorry.



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