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Seat will not return to upright position

Yes, I tried activating the switch and pushing the seat forward at the same time. The seat is not completely reclined, so I'm sure it didn't go past the point where it would become stuck.

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  • lmg9096 Jul 29, 2008

    Thanks for your suggestions. I will try removing the seat to inspect the mechanism to see if I can locate the problem. Dealer is too expensive. May be able to do it myself.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    seat is stuck in the upright position

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It sounds like it broke the drive cable then.
You can either take it apart (take the seat out, take off the upholstery around the hinge areas) or take it to the dealer (expensive) or to an automotive upholstery shop.
I used to work in a trim shop, and we did repairs like that all the time.
Most of them would come from dealers. Client would drop car off at dealer, dealer would run it over to us, we fix it, run it back, dealer charged our bill plus a markup.

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  • Coss Jul 29, 2008

    Be careful pulling it out. That seat probably weighs at least 80 lbs.

    After you take it out, look at the mechanisms under the seat, All of the motors are located here, so you should be able to locate the connection up to the recliner.



    Let me know what you find.

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