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Old 01-14-2019, 02:54 AM
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My drivers seat will only go forward/back for a couple seconds then stop, no sounds or anything. Then it's dead for a while then it'll do the same thing. Been doing this for a while now and I can't figure it out. Tried swapping the breakers but it didn't help. Any ideas?
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Old 01-14-2019, 06:32 AM
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Maybe both are bad? They certainly have some years on them. I'd try buying a new one and see how it performs.

If you get the same thing with a new breaker, I'd measure the amperage/draw from the seat and see if it's genuinely drawing too much power.
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Old 01-14-2019, 01:00 PM
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If the track is full of crap or the slides are broken it can put a strain on the motor and cause it to overheat and cut out. I'd start by cleaning the tracks and making sure nothing is binding and replace the breakers while you're there. Like previously mentioned, they're pretty old so you may as well.
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Old 01-14-2019, 03:26 PM
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I have the same issue and the front of my seat will go up but not down. I'm going to order a new switch and see if that helps. They're about $80 on Gm Parts direct. It;s just so difficult getting your hand under the seat to check for anything, or even unbolt the seat. I hope it's the switch.
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Old 01-14-2019, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by aggiebutter View Post
I have the same issue and the front of my seat will go up but not down. I'm going to order a new switch and see if that helps. They're about $80 on Gm Parts direct. It;s just so difficult getting your hand under the seat to check for anything, or even unbolt the seat. I hope it's the switch.
You can open up your switch and clean the contacts to get it working again. The only tricky part is putting it together without the contacts falling out. All you need is a small flathead screwdriver to open the tabs and some fine sandpaper or even just a scrubbing pad from the kitchen to clean the dark spots off the contacts.
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Old 01-15-2019, 02:19 AM
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Gonna try a new breaker in the morning. If that doesn't work then I'll check/clean/regrease the tracks. Thanks
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