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Power Seat My power seat on driver side only working on one side. After researching I am guessing it is a cable issue. The dealer would not give me any info. Has anyone had this problem. Do you have any pics or a number I could reach you at to discuss how to fix this. I am not paying the dealer $300 to strech a cable.

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  • dailyman2 Aug 05, 2008

    I have asimilar problem for both driver and passenger's power seat. Only the left motor push forward (which is not much) and backwards. It's funny that majority of the owner's have the same problem...Hmmm! I will try some of the recommendations provided here. Thank you.

  • Anonymous Aug 22, 2008

    I was considering purchasing a Volvo, however the driver's seat would only move forward or reverse on one side. This may be a deal breaker. After reading this it may be a deal maker!

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    Front power driver's seat will not go all the way back. I can not see any obstructions but it sounds like the motors are trying. Any ideas anyone?

  • jabingb May 11, 2010

    So does your suggestion apply to only one track of one seat? i.e., There is one motor for each track and one of the connections was loose?



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It was a simple fix. Tilt the seat all the way back. The front/back motor is the second from front. Take off the piece that holds the cable to the motor. Mine was just loose. I out it back in and it started working. I read you may have to shorten the black sheathing that houses the cable. This would be easy as well. Just remove thye metal piece and cut some of the black off and re-attatch the metal piece. Re-assemble and enjoy the fact you did not give the dealer 300 dollars.

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