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Electric seat on driver side now goes in opposite direction using switch at base of seat, also when you remove the key, now the seat goes all the way forward and pins you to the dash as opposed to how it used to work, which was move the seat all the way back. you still can stop the seat with the seat control or tap the driver 1 or 2 button on the door. this is a LT model.

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  • brrosevear Nov 02, 2008

    Same problem... no new info

  • seatgoeszip Dec 30, 2008

    Same problem exactly - just started happening.

  • rob22042 Aug 21, 2012

    Went to dealer, they reprogrammed computer, all is well now



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It is sound like some bad connection, did you some work on the car?

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Probably eother a shorted wire, or the wires got reversed. Has anybody worked on it?

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