406 coupe Passenger Seat fault

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406 coupe Passenger Seat fault

Post by Mattmh » Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:51 pm

Hi guys

I am having a problem with my passenger seat not reclining. It is an electric seat for starters. It moves back and forward but there is no movement on the tilt action. When I try to adjust the tilt of the seat the motor whirs away quite merrily, but there is zero movement in the seat itself. Does anyone have any ideas please?

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Re: 406 coupe Passenger Seat fault

Post by GingerMagic » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:03 pm

Hi mate, under the seat are 4 motors ( 5 in a Coupe.. ) which control each part, the 5th on a Coupe is for the auto-glide when you want to access the rear seats.

Each motor has a sort of splined cable, a bit like a flexible drill bit, which links the motor to the movement - these have been known to pop out of place..... :roll:
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