PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum

PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum (
-   Tech Help (
-   -   560 SEL seat back stuck in full recline (

gmaltz 08-03-2004 11:30 AM

560 SEL seat back stuck in full recline
My 9 yr old son decided to go to sleep and reclined the passenger seat all the way flat and now is stuck there. It tries to come up on the outer side but starts to twist, so it looks like the inner gear is not catching. I removed the seat and want to know if there is an easy way to rotate the inner side gear assembly towards upright manually? Thanks to all.

MikeTangas 08-03-2004 12:02 PM

here is what I had to do, with the rear seat cushion removed, close both doors (you have to be inside), the try using the switch to return the seat. You will probably have to help the stuck side a little. Once moving, a couple of cycles of the adjustment has everything in place. I can't remember now if I had to remove the driveshaft to the other side or not, but something to look closely at.

gmaltz 08-03-2004 02:21 PM

Thanks for responding Mike. I have the seat out and sitting in my garage. When in the vehicle, only the outer side of the backrest would move electrically and started to twist the seat back so it appears that the inner side gear is not catching. Is there a way to turn the gear on one side in order to catch up with the other side, without disassembling the whole seat?

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:39 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website