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Old 04-04-2018, 10:51 AM
DugiHowser DugiHowser is offline
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No power to both front seats

I have come across a nice Cinn interior for a great price to replace my ugly torn grey seats. The car is in a junk yard and I'm being told that both power seats do not work. I confirmed that the car has a working battery and find it hard to believe that all the motors on both seats went bad at once. Can it be a simple fuse or module or a manual way to remove the seats if need be? I have read on forums using a battery directly to the motor to move it however that may not be possible if I cannot get under the seat.

Any help is always appreciated.
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Old 04-05-2018, 08:58 AM
geminiys geminiys is offline
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There is a power connector that you can disconnect and stretch out from under the seat. Apply ~12V using external Power (battery) and extra wires to move the seat unless motor is blown. It is possible that fuse is blown that controls power to the interior. It's worth a check first.
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