Question about 2004 Infiniti I35
This is a seat slide motor assembly problem. I worked for an Infiniti dealer for many years as a service advisor, and this was a common issue on these vehicles. Most of the time you can take the **** end of a screwdriver and tap on the motor from the front of the seat and it should start working. It may work for a while but it will most certainly stop, how soon depends on how far gone it is. Eventually it will quit working altogether and tapping it won't work either. As a service advisor we probably replaced a hundred of those things. Last I knew the part was about 280.00 and about an hour labor. I would not take it to someone who doesn't really know Infiniti though as you may get the car back with an air bag light flashing or something. Dealers really don't try to rip people off, they generally want to do the right thing as they want you to come back for all your problems, keep that in mind.
Posted on May 05, 2009
Our 2002 has had this problem twice. The first time, we removed the 4 bolts holding down the seat, and jiggled the seat - it started working on it's own. The second time, the seat was too far back to get to the rear 2 bolts. We removed the front 2 bolts and tried to tap the motor - to no avail.... Later that day, the seat started to move again - but one side was stuck, and it seemed to have stripped a gear. Now it looks like a trip to the dealer...
Posted on Jul 28, 2008
Pingman37. 2004 G35 with stuck drivers seat. I tapped the motor and it now works. Someone said it was the relay and not the motor. What do you think? replacing the motor and arm doesn't look too complex. It looks like three screws near the motor on the far right, disconnect from the rail and disconnect the rear. I could do this.
Posted on Mar 09, 2010
Can I inquire as to whether or not the dealership was able to fix it or did they have to replace the motor? Was this a double digit repair or a triple digit repair? Thank you very much.
Posted on Sep 03, 2008
SOURCE: The drivers seat is stuck.
I'm assuming this is a power seat. If so, there are separate motors that control the various functions of the seat such as forward/backard, recline, lumbar support, etc. It could be that the motor or an electrical connection to the motor for the forward/backward motion is faulty. Normally all of the motors would be on the same power circuit, so if some of the functions are working then it is probably not a blown fuse.
Just one other personal observation, I have actually seen an instance where some loose pocket change had spilled under the seat and a quarter had become wedged in the track that the seat slides in and had jammed the tracks so tightly that the seat would not move.
One thing to note is whether or not you hear anything when you try to move the seat forward/backward. If you hear a click or a buzz when you press the button then that could mean that something is physically jamming the seat tracks. If you don't hear anything when you press the button, then that more than likely means a problem with the motor or the electrical connection to the motor.
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
There are plastic gears connecting the track to the seat assembly. Whne one of these strip the seat will only work or move to one side. Infiniti does not sell a simple fix. You are looking at buying an entire seat assembly complete with the module for all the electronics. It will be at a cost of around $950 - $1000. Once that is in, Infiniti must program the seat to the brain of the car, only then can you reset your memory settings.
Posted on Oct 02, 2009
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