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Old 06-09-2006, 09:34 AM
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Just wondering if anybody suffered from their electric seats failing?

I just tilted my passenger seat forward to let someone into the rear and the base didnít return to its original position.

The seat rake works but the forward\back position is locked into position.

If I press the button to move it back I can hear a 'click' which sounds like the relay activating, so I guess power is getting to it.

Any ideas?? Help!!!
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Old 06-17-2006, 01:39 PM
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There is a fuse in the trunk, I had the same problem. Just check the fuses not sure which one of the 8 but they are definately in the trunk. Try it and let me know. Good Luck
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The passenger side lift handle on my car sticks in the up position sometimes, The seat goes forward when the handle is lifted and the seat back is pushed forward, but does not return to position when the seat back is put back. This seems to happen because the handle sticks in the up position.
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Old 06-18-2006, 03:54 AM
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will try and see ...thanks guys....by the way where is the passenger side lift handle?
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Old 06-19-2006, 10:48 PM
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electric seats....Fixed!!!

got the seats fixed.....it was the fuse in the trunk....if remembered correctly is fuse no. 8 thanks dimit!

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Glad to hear you fixed it. But now I am having a problem with my auto seat feature, when i lift the handle nothing happens. It makes a noise but the seat won't move. Any answers????
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"when i lift the handle nothing happens"....care to elaborate?....meaning you wish the seat to rise up and down?
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Old 06-20-2006, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by doramon
"when i lift the handle nothing happens"....care to elaborate?....meaning you wish the seat to rise up and down?
I think he means, that when he lifts the handle and tilts the seat-back forward he's expecting the whole seat to slide forward. Just lifiting the seat handle doesn't do anything. Without tilting the seat-back the handle should just return to it's resting position (down) all by itself.

...Or he meant something else.
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Old 06-20-2006, 09:16 PM
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Thats what I'm talking about. When I lift the handle and push the seat back forward nothing happens. It used to make the seat move forward so that people could get out of the back. Now nothing happens. But I do hear some type of sound.
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Old 06-21-2006, 09:09 AM
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interesting...let me ask the mb dealers here and see wat they have to say.....but would not be tommorrow but within this week hopefully they could provide some solution....
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Old 06-23-2006, 10:39 PM
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ok.....talk to them...according to them(mb ppl) it might be a fautly controller box....but has to be diagnosed first...
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Same problem just happened with me yesterday. I lifted the handle to put the seat forward to let someone in and my seat moved forward. When I put the seat in its normal position, it didn't slide back. So when I pressed the button nothing happened. It doesn't move forward and it doesn't move backward. All other parts of the seat move.

Is it also the fuse?
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Old 07-11-2006, 12:49 PM
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yup is the fuse.....if not not is gonna be costly...good luck
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Originally Posted by dimit
There is a fuse in the trunk, I had the same problem. Just check the fuses not sure which one of the 8 but they are definately in the trunk. Try it and let me know. Good Luck
Hi all,
I'm having the same problem, passenger seat not working, but do hear a click when moving the adjustment button. Checked the fuses, but seem OK. Any other ideas? Did you have to change the controller box?
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I don't have any clicking noises. The seat just doesn't move.
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Old 07-16-2006, 08:29 AM
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then u may need to look into the controller box.....hope this helps
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turns out the electric motor has to be changed

I took my car to the dealer. A cable was marred. They fixed it and the seat worked again, but blew the fuses in a short while of use, so the electric motor the moves the seat will have to be replaced. Don't know the price yet, but as soon as they give me a quotation I'll you guys know.

Meanwhile, I have to use my car with a no working seat
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got the quotation for changing the electric motor

I thought it would much more expensive, but its US$110 plus labour (US$80).
It's been backordered and will take two weeks to arrive.

If you are still having trouble with your seats, check this. My dealer told me that with use the motor overloads and blows the fuse, or simply dies.

Good luck!
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I have replaced 3 fuses in the last month and yesterday the seat would not move forward when letting passengers into the back seat. Since I still have it under warranty, I went to service. They found 2 crumpled coke cans stuck in the track. They laughed but said it would have cost me $$$ if it was not still under warranty. Moral to story...be sure to check in all the nooks and cranies under the seat before going.
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Originally Posted by cindyclk
I have replaced 3 fuses in the last month and yesterday the seat would not move forward when letting passengers into the back seat. Since I still have it under warranty, I went to service. They found 2 crumpled coke cans stuck in the track. They laughed but said it would have cost me $$$ if it was not still under warranty. Moral to story...be sure to check in all the nooks and cranies under the seat before going.
Hey, nice car. I was noticing in your equip list that you have the illuminated door sills. Did you install these as a DIY project or did a shop do it for you?
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Old 07-28-2006, 09:19 AM
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I got them from "for my mercedes" web site. They have a tutorial on how to install. The only change in step #7 is to put a cutout in the ridge that sticks up(so that the wire doesn't get crimped running over it). Do a search for "door sills" in this forum and you will get a lot of info.
http://www.formymercedes.com/mb_resu...or+Sill+Covers

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I ended up replacing my seat motor. If you keep blowing your fuse, its time to replace the seat motor. It cost me $128.00 from the dealer. I put it in myself (only 45 minutes). Very easy anyone can do it.
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I ended up replacing my seat motor. If you keep blowing your fuse, its time to replace the seat motor. It cost me $128.00 from the dealer. I put it in myself (only 45 minutes). Very easy anyone can do it.
Dimit, can you please teatch me how to buy the motor and how do you install it? Thank you every much.

And by the way, I also noticed the handel works weirdly. When I lift it, it doesn't fix on the top, it just falls down to the original position. Is it still caused by the failed motor? Or actually this is another problem about the handle control unit?

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ok, driver's seat only can move in all directions except back and forth.

questions:
how can I tell if it's the power seat switch or the motor?
dealer said sometimes the switch contacts get corroded and either can be taken apart to be cleaned or get a new one for $100.

as for motor, is there only ONE motor that controls all the functions (up, down, back, forth, recline, etc)?

thanks,

PS: checked the fues it's ok.
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Have you checked the fuses in the trunk??? If the fuse in the trunk is fine, then it is definately the motor. There are 3 motors under the seat. you need to replace the middle one. It controls the for and aft. Just go to the dealer and tell them you need the motor. It's about $120.00. Then put it in. Simple.
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