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Old 05-29-2002, 03:02 PM
old blue old blue is offline
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Location: Central Oregon
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I had a similar problem with my W126 and got some very helpful responses. I tried to give you a link to the thread directly, but no success today.

Anyway, the Subject Title is: No Power Seats w/door closed

if you do a search for Old Blue as User Name, you will see it listed. It did not come up for me when I did a "subject search".

Based on my experience it is either:

A. The diode (which prevents power from energizing the seat motors unless the key is On - under normal operation)

B. A short under the fuse/relay box that is again preventing power from energizing the motors.

In my case it was a small short that the dealer diagnosed quickly. The diode gets bypassed when your door is open, allowing seat adjustment prior to sitting down. Therefore the diode is a logical check, and there is a good pic of what it looks like on my previous thread.

Good luck .... Michael
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