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Loss of Interior lights and Power Seat control

Last week both the lights inside my car and my seat controls were working completely fine but then they all of a sudden stopped working. I got into my car on sunday morning and noticed that the interior lights didnt turn on, so I assumed that my battery had died, but when I tried to turn my car on - it surprising came on and drove as if everything was normal. Then I tried reclining in my chair and that didnt work either. So I am wondering where I could look to find the source of this problem? I do not have much experience working on cars but this seems like it could be a pretty easy to fix becuase i think it sounds like there may be a single source that is causing this failure. Any ideas??

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Blown fuse under dash. It happens to mine when ever the recline button is pushed manually.

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On the drivers side under the dash there is a fuse panel. The fuse that controls the panel also controls the seats.

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