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Old 02-15-2007, 08:38 PM
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2001 CLK430 Seat Help!!

I have a 2001 CLK430 Coupe. My driver seat has been stuck in all the way forward position for a long time and its starting to get frustrating. I can't remove the seat because the rails are blocking the torx screws to take the seat out. Is there a way to manually move this seat back? I think it might be a bad motor cause everytime I hit the switch on the door, it makes a clicking sound but it doesnt move. All my other funcions on the seat work. Any help would be apprecaited.... Thank you.

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Old 02-16-2007, 08:09 AM
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Have you check the seat fuses in the trunk?
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Old 02-16-2007, 03:36 PM
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I just checked them and they are fine. I dont think there is any bad fuses because all the other functions on the seat work fine except the forward/backward (fore/aft). Also, when you press the switch either way on the door, it makes the clicking noise from under the seat which indicates the switch works, but the motor might be bad. I would really like to know what the procedure is to remove the seat when it is stuck all the way front and I have no access to the front bolts. I can't believe that German engineering would leave out a manual crank for these motors. I appreciate any help...
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Old 02-16-2007, 03:43 PM
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the fuse will cause exactly what you describe, its going to be one of the white ones in the trunk. Once you do get the seat moved, replace the fore/aft motor. Its common.
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Like I said..if fore/aft is out look closely at those fuses in the trunk.
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Old 02-16-2007, 05:41 PM
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I just checked all 3 fuses and they are working fine. No problems. You guys are right, that does sound like the problem cause when I took out the other fuses, the other functions like the backrest and the up/down motors were clicking and not moving. But all 3 fuses for that particular seat, fuses 6-7-8, are working fine.

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