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Old 10-13-2011, 05:06 PM   #1
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Power Seat Switches

Hi all,
Looked through the postings, and nothing came up, so here goes.
Moved my driver's seat all the way forward when I vacuumed and cleaned the carpets. Went to get into the Airstream today, and now the Drivers Seat switch refuses to move the seat back far enough for me to drive! Thinking I'm pulling the passenger seat switch, swapping it with Driver's seat switch until I get this figured out. Any suggestions? Any ideas?
Thanks, Derek
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:54 PM   #2
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Might be as simple as needing lubrication. I pulled mine and lubbed everything. I hooked up a 12 volt battery and it worked like new. Reinstalled it and it would barely move just like before. Found a bad ground which seems to be a ommon cause for a lot of the electrical problems I've tracked down. If not, I think those switches are pretty commmon GM parts. The U-Pull-It junk yards can be a great source for $5 fixes. I restore old vehicles and admit to being certified dumpster dive master.
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:59 PM   #3
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Hi Dakota, seat moves fine forward, it's practically under steering wheel now, lol. Guessing that the switch to move it backwards either has faulty ground switch, or just needs replacing. I've seen these power seat controls in practically every GM car while growing up (friend was a Buick Dealer), so have a feeling I'm junkyard bound if the wiring isn't the cause. Thanks, Derek
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:21 PM   #4
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I went through this once. In a pinch, the seat was moved back out of the way by swapping the switches out from the other side. I only hooked up the wire connectors to move the seat. This also confirmed that my problem was the switch & not the wiring.
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Old 10-13-2011, 09:21 PM   #5
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Hi, I didn't have time to get to the switches this evening. I'm sure over the weekend I will though. Guessing that if by moving passenger side switch to drivers side, and all works, it's time to go to the local junk yard. Thanks, Derek
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