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Old 05-13-2009, 06:31 PM   #1
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I beleive that the passanger side power seat switch is not working on my 1998 Vette with sport seats.
Does anyone know if it possible to rebuild, and/or clean the contacts in the switch unit?
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:16 PM   #2
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No switch functions work? Some switches work , some don't? Power to the seat? More information would help!!!!!
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:33 PM   #3
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Thanks for the interest and help. The specific problem that I am having is that the switch that makes the seat go forward and up, works only sometimes if you jiggle it back and forth, I think that the contacts in the switch are bad. I put direct power to the motors and all of the motors worked perfect.
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OK, I posted the wrong info for this thread.

If it were me I would try taking it apart and cleaning the contacts. I just cleaned the contacts in a multifunction switch, i can't imagine it being more involved than it. Let us know how it works out.

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Is the switch housing screwed together or does have to be cut open?
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Not sure, even though I've had one in my hand 2 different times. Just didn't pay enough attention to it. I would guess it is not glued together. Probably clips or screws, or maybe both. Sorry! Someone will probably jump in and let you know.
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Worth a shot I guess. New switch:

12135159 $148.85

12135158 $107.69 with lumbar

That's forum price, not list price.
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I had to replace switch on my passenger seat. You cant repair them, case is molded you have to gut it open to get to the guts. Pretty simple job. Call Gene he has the best deals on switches.
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Don't mean to hijack. I have a dead power driver seat on my Z06. Its either the switch or the whole adjuster(motor assembly.) How does one connect direct power to the seat motors to see if they work? I need to know if I need to order a whole new adjuster assembly $$$$ ( expensive) or just a new switch $.( cheap)
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Don't mean to hijack. I have a dead power driver seat on my Z06. Its either the switch or the whole adjuster(motor assembly.) How does one connect direct power to the seat motors to see if they work? I need to know if I need to order a whole new adjuster assembly $$$$ ( expensive) or just a new switch $.( cheap)
First, remove the seat. Yeah, yeah I know ...but it's still the best way to access the motor(s). Each motor has a pair of leads coming out of it and they go to a connector. Unplug the connector for the particular motor you want to check and put your power/ground on the two leads. BTW, reversing the leads reverses the direction of the motor.

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Don't mean to hijack. I have a dead power driver seat on my Z06. Its either the switch or the whole adjuster(motor assembly.) How does one connect direct power to the seat motors to see if they work? I need to know if I need to order a whole new adjuster assembly $$$$ ( expensive) or just a new switch $.( cheap)
Check this thread, schematics.
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c5-t...t-working.html
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