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CLK 430 Driver Seat Problem

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Old 01-27-2009, 10:00 PM   #1
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Angry CLK 430 Driver Seat Problem

I have a 2002 CLK 430. When attempting to fold down the driver's seat to let a passenger in the back seat by operating the lever, it will not fold down 95% of the time. I took it to an MB dealer in the local area. After adjusting the cables, trying to synchronize the seat motors, performing a short test that found the code for fore/aft motor hall sensor malfunctioning, and when operating for a period of time the adjustment quit working, they determined that the drivers seat frame adjuster with motor be replaced at a cost of $1375.00. I found this cost to be ludicrous for a seat motor and declined replacement. Can't believe that a seat motor that costs this much is not more reliable. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:21 AM   #2
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motor will cost you about $100...put it in yourself..many threads on this.
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:11 AM   #3
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Thanks Cindy. Now where can I get the seat motor for @$100?
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Old 01-30-2009, 12:12 AM   #4
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With an MBCA membership discount, the fore/aft motor (part number 2088200842) is $97. Regular list is $122. The entire tract assembly (PN 2089102636), with both motors, is $580 with the discount, and $770 without. If the control unit (2088200526) is fried, those are $500 retail, and $370 with the discount. Usually, all that's needed is the $97 motor. A dealer WILL NOT simply replace the motor. Even under warranty, they replace the entire track assembly. That usually ensures the customer doesn't come back because the other motor is toast.
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:31 PM   #5
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Thanks for taking the time to help me out here MarcusF. The greedy dealerships would never explain these options to a customer.
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