My power drivers seat will go forward and back, no problem. It however if I try to recline or raise the seat, only goes in one direction and you end up sitting at a tilted angle. Keeping it low to the floor so I'm at least level! This car is leased and under its extended warranty but not bumper to bumper anymore. I turn the car in in February and want to figure out the least expensive way to get this fixed. I also have a vanity mirror above the driver seat that was cheaply made and broke off. I need to get this fixed too. Any suggestions?
I had the same problem with my 2005 malibu vehicle. To find out the welds they use under the seat to connect the steel brackets are not that strong and snap leaving the seat at an angle position.The best bet is to look under the seat at the side thats angled down and look for a long metal pipe with a U shape it might look a little rusted.If this is so you need to find a welder to reweld the two pieces.
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The driver seat has an electro-mechanical backrest adjuster. The backrest adjustment switch is located on the side of the seat cushion side shield and is part of the seat control switch. The recliner motor is mounted to the backrest frame. Power recliners and motors are only serviceable by installing a new backrest frame assembly.
Does yours have Driver and Passenger Power Seats Without Memory Or Power Driver Seat With Memory ?
Seat Driver Recline Motor Stalled
If the motor does not operate, Go To Pinpoint Test L . If motor operates, Go To Pinpoint Test M .
Take it an have it check !
You can move the drivers seat back by turning on the power, getting in the seat and position your feet firmly on the fron flor with your back firmly against he seatback, and then engage the switch pushing back - while pushing like hell with your feet. You can actually hear the seat drive shaft turning while the seat moves back. The principle should be the same for moving forward, but pressure would have to be aplide to the back of the seat.
hello dschlig, most common for these seats are the motors. I would recommend raising the seat as high as possible. While trying to activate the seat in the forward/back positions, see if you hear or feel a clicking in the motor under the seat. The motor can be recognized closest to the carpet, and has 2 rods going to each seat track. If the motor clicks, inspect the connector and make sure nothing dislodged it. If it is ok, you can use a small hammer and an extension and lightly tap the motor to see if it will maybe release. If you know how to use a volt-meter, you can also check for power to the motor connector when sliding the switch in either direction. The motor can be replaced seperately.
Motor on the seat may have gone out, contacts in switch got dirty or worn, or assembly reached limit and stuck. Try sitting in it pushing back hard and adjust. If not youll need to replace switch,b take seat apart to fix or replace.