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Old 06-23-1999, 01:43 PM
John H
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Will tell what I did on my '86. Don't know if the '92 is exactly the same. I would check the switch first as tit is the most likey culprit and easier to replace.

To remove seat back:
1) Remove two screws at the bottom of the seat back.
2) Side seat upholestry is sewn to a plastic strip with two metal clips per side. It is set into a channel on the side of the seat back. The channel needs to be spread (I used a dull screwdriver starting from the bottom) and the clips removed. It is tricky and you can damage the vinyl if you are not careful. It is not difficult once you understand how it is put together.
3) seat back comes out.

To remove the switch:
1) gently pry off the three buttoms.
2) remove the round plastic from the seat back switch post.
3) remove the plastic trim. It should pop off - it does not need to be forced.
4) Two scres hold switch to door frame.

Hope this helps.

John H.

Old 06-23-1999, 01:44 PM
E. Lee
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Just a question: How do you remove the seat back of the front seats? The magazine "pocket" on my car is loose...I need to retighten the screw that holds the pocket from behind the seat back.


Oops...never mind the above seems that John H and I both posted at the same time!

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Old 07-01-1999, 01:27 AM
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Continue my last message:

My wiring diagram does not show the internal connections of the door switch for the seat. But it does show the telescopic steering column which is also controlled by the same electronic module governing the movement of the driver seat.

Here is how the telescopic steering column works: two wires coming from the electronic module to the column switch. When one of the two wires is grounded by the switch, the electronic module sends electricity to the motor to move the steering colum (up or down) until the wire is not grounded. When the other wire is grounded, the electronic module also sends electricity to the motor but reverses the polarity this time.

I think the door panel switch (driver side) uses the same logic to move the seat. Once you identify the ground pole on the switch, a contiuity check will verify the switch. Therefore, the way John used to test the switch is valid as long as the ground wire remains connected to the switch.

It is a totally different story for the passenger seat. My wiring diagram does not show the internal connections of the passenger side switch. In theroy, the switch is more complex because it has to be able to reverse the polarity mechanically.

The above information is for discussion only. It is not an advice for trouble shooting. If there are errors please correct me.


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