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Old 05-02-2002, 01:53 PM
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Noisy seat motor

My passenger power seat motor (forward/backward) is ridiculously loud. When you press the button I get a really really loud droning noise....a little embarassing if I'm taking out a girl in my "nice Benz" and she wants to adjust the seat and WHAOAOAOAO! The drivers seat has just the normal little subdued hum, nothin wrong with it. Is the motor on the blink?? Any ideas?
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Old 05-03-2002, 12:22 AM
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I doubt if it's the motor. It is probably the cable for that one position going South.

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Old 05-03-2002, 01:47 AM
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Where is that cable and how would it be causing such a loud noise?
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Old 05-03-2002, 01:30 PM
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It's in the seat frame bottom, and the cable itself hollows out the plastic casing it is in.As the ID of the casing gets larger, it really makes a rapping noise. Also the casing will wear to a point where the cable is effectively too short, and the seat won't move.
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Old 05-03-2002, 01:42 PM
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I see....can it be replaced? How hard would that be? Where could I get this part? Thanks for the help.
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Old 05-03-2002, 01:53 PM
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Just pull the seat and it's right there. Part used to be about $30.00. Remember I'm diagnosing this by computer. It's kinda like calling a doctor and asking him what's causing the pain in your stomach. One can only guess without an exam.

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Old 05-03-2002, 02:09 PM
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Yeah, I understand. So I have to pull the whole seat to do this? Is there a way I can diagnose this by looking at it? What should I look for? Thanks again.
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Old 05-03-2002, 02:21 PM
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Yep, you gotta pull the seat. You could switch the cable with one of the others and see if the problem moves.
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Old 05-03-2002, 05:30 PM
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Lightbulb Seat Problem!

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power seat won't raise

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Old 05-03-2002, 06:15 PM
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Thanks! Since my seat still moves, just is a lot louder, would you then say the cable is on the blink?
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