Solving your car power seat problem may be preceded by conducting a thorough diagnosis of the likely causes of stuck seat. How to manually move a power seat can be an easy DIY task which will save you a lot of money.
Most vehicles in that market today are shipped with power seats already installed in them, unlike it used to be in the recent past when this type of seats was the preserve of luxury cars. Whenever you encounter a jammed seat, you need to know the type of seat that has been installed in your vehicle before trying out any solution to manually move your car’s power seat.
Power seats come in two broad categories; the four-way and the six-way power seat. The four-way power seat allow for motion in the forward-backward and up-down direction while the six-way power seat will move in the same directions as the four-way seat, but with additional fine-tuning adjustments that support lumbar adjustments as well as the ability to tip the seat bottom by adjusting the front section to be raised or lowered with respect to the back-rest alignment.
A seat may be jammed if it cannot freely move in the forward or backward direction, but can only move in one direction, or simply works inconsistently. Your first step is to find out if your seat’s other components are working, by confirming that the fuse, the relay switch, and the circuit breaker are in good condition. You can also confirm if the car’s electrical circuit is complete. When no other components seem to be working then it is high time you headed to your favorite auto shop to get a new fuse for replacement.
Look on the seat trails if you can spot any stain from sticky liquids such as sodas or a coin lodged in between forcing the power seat to stay locked in one position.
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