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On my 86 chev caprice, my electric motor seem to be locked up and my seat will not move forward or backward , I need to move seat back so I can remove bolts to remove driver seat to look at motor, how do i manually move seat back???????

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SOURCE: electric seat motor switch...no move back

the problem is the switch, replace it.

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hi,seat motor are in maximum length,try to seat,then apply force backward also the switch in backward mode.

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The guy that posted the first solution...that works...My power seat module went bad , so I used a 12 volt batery charger on the wires to move my power seats.

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Tap on the motor while pushing the switch. if this does not work take the motor apart and clean the small brushes that contact the motor shaft 2 total they will have a copper wire attached to them good luck

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SOURCE: the driver seat will not slide back or forward

checkm the fuse box for a blown fuse hope this helps regards Jim

Posted on May 14, 2009

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