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POWER SEAT SYSTEMS

POWER SEATS

TABLE OF CONTENTS
DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION
SIDE IMPACT AIRBAG RESTRAINT SYSTEM
POWER SEAT SYSTEM
POSITION SENSING POWER SEAT POTENTIOMETERS
POWER SEAT SWITCH
DIAGNOSIS AND TESTING
DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURE
CIRCUIT BREAKER
POWER SEAT SWITCH DIAGNOSTIC TEST
MOTOR TESTS
SWITCH TEST
VOLTAGE
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
SEAT ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SEAT ADJUSTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SEAT SWITCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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SIDE IMPACT AIRBAG RESTRAINT SYSTEM


DESCRIPTION
Vehicles equipped with the side impact airbag restraint system utilize two airbags mounted to
each front seat back frame (Fig.1). This system designed to protect occupants in the event of a
side impact collision.

Kendaraan yang dilengkapi dengan side impact sistem airbag menahan diri menggunakan dua
airbag dipasang untuk setiap kursi depan belakang bingkai (Gambar 1). Sistem ini dirancang untuk
melindungi penghuni dalam hal tabrakan dampak samping.

OPERATION
The side impact airbag control module (SIACM) controls the seat back mounted airbags.
If the SIACM determines the impact is severe enough, the appropriate airbag/s will inflate,
tearing open the front seat back trim cover/s protecting the passenger/s. Once a seat
back mounted airbag has been deployed, all damaged parts must be replaced.

Dampak side impact airbag control module (SIACM) adalah mengendalikan kursi airbag yang telah
dipasang. Jika SIACM menentukan benturan cukup parah, airbag terdekat akan mengembang,
merobek lapisan kursi depan sesaat, kemudian kembali melindungi penumpang. Setelah kursi
belakang yang dipasang airbag telah difungsikan, maka semua bagian yang rusak harus diganti.

Fig. 1 LH FRONT SEAT BACKS


EQUIPPED WITH AIRBAGS
1 FRONT SEAT BACK PANEL
2 LEFT SEAT AIRBAG MODULE
3 HOLE PROVIDED IN SEAT BACK FOAM
FOR SEAT AIRBAG MODULE
4 SIDE AIRBAG MODULE NYLON
SLEEVE
5 SEAT BACK TRIM COVERS
6 SEAT BACK CUSHIONS
7 SEAT BACK FRAMES
8 RIGHT SEAT AIRBAG MODULE
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POWER SEAT SYSTEM


DESCRIPTION
Power seats can be adjusted in 8 different directions:
Up or down
Forward or back
Tilt forward or rearward
Recliner up or down

Kursi listrik dapat disesuaikan dalam 8 arah yang berbeda:


Atas atau bawah
Maju atau kembali
Miringkan depan atau ke belakang
berbaring atas atau bawah

OPERATION
Two single armature permanent magnet reversible motors are coupled through cables to
worm gear box assemblies. They are located in the seat tracks and upper supports. The
two single gear motor assemblies attach to the seat tracks provide the various seat
movements.
The electrical circuit is protected by a 20 amp circuit breaker located on the Junction Block
and a 40 amp fuse in the Power Distribution Center.

Dua angker magnet permanen motor reversibel tunggal yang digabungkan melalui kabel ke gigi
cacing majelis kotak. Mereka berada di trek kursi dan dukungan atas. Kedua majelis gear motor
tunggal menempel pada trek kursi menyediakan berbagai gerakan kursi.
Rangkaian listrik dilindungi oleh pemutus sirkuit 20 amp terletak di Junction Blok dan sekering 40
amp di Pusat Distribusi Daya.

POSITION SENSING POWER SEAT POTENTIOMETERS

DESCRIPTION
A potentiometer is mounted to each seat motor to provide a sense voltage to the MHSMM
that will indicate where the actual seat position is.

Sebuah potensiometer dipasang untuk masing-masing motor kursi untuk memberikan tegangan
akal untuk MHSMM yang akan menunjukkan di mana posisi kursi yang sebenarnya.

OPERATION
This sense voltage is derived from a 5-volt source provided by the module to the potentiometer.
The MHSMM reads this sense voltage and stores it if required.

Tegangan ini berasal dari sumber 5 volt yang disediakan oleh modul untuk potensiometer. The
MHSMM membaca ini tegangan akal dan menyimpannya jika diperlukan.

POWER SEAT SWITCH


DESCRIPTION
The seat switch assembly is mounted outboard in the seat cushion side cover.

Saklar kursi perakitan dipasang tempel di bantalan kursi sisi penutup.

OPERATION
Activating any seat switch will move the seat in the corresponding direction. The
MHSMM will drive a maximum of two motors at a time in a given direction. If conflicting
directions are requested, the priorities for responses are as follows:
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Seat Track Rearward


Seat Front Down

Mengaktifkan setiap beralih kursi akan memindahkan kursi ke arah yang sesuai. The MHSMM
akan mendorong maksimal dua motor pada suatu waktu dalam arah tertentu. Jika arah
bertentangan diminta, prioritas untuk respon adalah sebagai berikut:
Kursi Jalur Ke belakang
Kursi depan Turun

Fig. 2 Power Seat Switch


Seat Rear Down
Seat Recliner Rearward
Seat Track Forward
Seat Front Up
Seat Rear Up
Seat Recliner Forward

DIAGNOSIS AND TESTING


DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURE
Before any testing is attempted the battery should be carefully charged and all connections
and termi- nals cleaned and tightened to insure proper continu- ity and grounds.
With dome lamp on, apply switch in direction of failure. If dome lamp dims the seat motor is
trying to work indicating mechanical jamming. If dome lamp does not dim, then proceed with
the following electri- cal tests.

CIRCUIT BREAKER
Find correct circuit breaker on fuse block. Pull out slightly but be sure that circuit breaker
terminals still contact terminals in fuse block. Connect ground wire of voltmeter to a good
ground. With probe of voltmeter positive wire, check both terminals of cir- cuit breaker for
battery voltage. If only one terminal checks at battery voltage, circuit breaker is defective and
must be replaced. If neither terminal shows bat- tery voltage, check for open or shorted circuit
to cir- cuit breaker.

POWER SEAT SWITCH DIAGNOSTIC TEST


The Power Seat Switch Diagnostic Test can be used to test whether the switch activations
are being recognized by the MHSMM.

ACTIVATION
The Power Seat Switch Diagnostic Test can only be activated by sending the proper PCI bus
command via the DRB lll scan tool to enter diagnostic test number 2.
Upon activation of the test the operator has ten seconds to activate all
switches, manual seat switches - all 8 directions, 3 memory switches, and both driver
and passenger heat HI and LO requests, but not including the mirrors.
At the conclusion on the ten-second period, the MHSMM can be requested to provide both
Pass/Fail test information. A Pass condition occurs only if all the switches are activated. If
any of the switches are not activated, Fail will be registered.
Should a Fail condition occur, the individual switch information could be accessed using the
proper com- mands on the DRB lll scan tool.

MOTOR TESTS
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(1) Remove power seat switch from seat. Refer to Seat Switch Removal and Installation in
this group.
(2) Disconnect wire harness connector.
(3) Check Pin 1 for battery voltage and Pin 5 for ground.
(4) To test the seat motors and verify proper seat responses, refer to (Fig. 3) and the Seat
Motor Test table. Using two jumper wires, connect one to a bat- tery supply and the
second to a ground. Connect the other ends to the seat wire harness connector as
described in the Seat Motor Test table.

SWITCH TEST
(1) Remove switch, refer to Switch Removal and Installation in this section.
(2) Using an ohmmeter, perform the Seat Switch Continuity Test table and (Fig. 4). If there
is no continuity at any of the switch positions, replace switch.

VOLTAGE
The following test will determine whether or not voltage is continuous through the body
harness to the seat switch.

NOTE:
POWER IS SUPPLIED TO THE SEAT THROUGH THE FOUR PIN AIRBAG WIRE CONNECTOR.
LOCATED DIRECTLY UNDER THE SEAT (Fig.5).

SEAT MOTOR TEST

SEAT CONNECTOR
CONNECT JUMPER SEAT ACTION
B (+) B (-) DRIVER SIDE PASSENGER SIDE

PIN 9 PIN 6 FRONT RISER UP FRONT RISER DOWN

PIN 6 PIN 9 FRONT RISER DOWN FRONT RISER UP

PIN 10 PIN 3 FORWARD FORWARD

PIN 3 PIN 10 REARWARD REARWARD

PIN 8 PIN 7 REAR RISER UP REAR RISER DOWN

PIN 7 PIN 8 REAR RISER DOWN REAR RISER UP

PIN 4 PIN 2 RECLINER UP RECLINER UP

PIN 2 PIN 4 RECLINER DOWN RECLINER DOWN


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Fig. 3 Power Seat Wire Harness Pin Call-Out


1 BLUE
2 VIEWED FROM TERMINAL END

WARNING:
NEVER TEST SEAT CIRCUITS BY PROBING AIRBAG WIRE HARNESS CONNECTOR PINS (Fig.
5). THE AIRBAG WIRE CONNECTOR CAN BE IDENTIFIED BY ITS YELLOW COLOR (Fig. 5).
CAREFULLY FOLLOW THE TEST PROCEDURES CALLED OUT IN THIS GROUP OF THE
SERVICE MANUAL TO DIAGNOSE POWER SEATS EQUIPPED WITH AIRBAGS. FAILURE TO
DO SO COULD RESULT IN ACCIDENTAL AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT, RESULTING IN SERIOUS
PERSONAL INJURY.

(1) Remove the front seat cushion side shield from the seat to be tested. Refer to Group 23,
Body for the procedure.

SEAT SWITCH CONTINUITY TEST

SWITCH CONTINUITY BETWEEN PINS


POSITION DRIVER PASSENGER
OFF PIN 5 TO 4 PIN 5 TO 4
PIN 5 TO 3 PIN 5 TO 3
PIN 5 TO 2 PIN 5 TO 2
PIN 5 TO 10 PIN 5 TO 10
PIN 5 TO 9 PIN 5 TO 9
PIN 5 TO 8 PIN 5 TO 8
PIN 5 TO 7 PIN 5 TO 7
PIN 5 TO 6 PIN 5 TO 6
FRONT RISER PIN 5 TO 6 PIN 5 TO 9
UP PIN 1 TO 9 PIN 1 TO 6
FRONT RISER PIN 5 TO 9 PIN 5 TO 6
DOWN PIN 1 TO 6 PIN 1 TO 9
CENTER PIN 5 TO 3 PIN 5 TO 3
SWITCH PIN 1 TO 10 PIN 1 TO 10
FORWARD
CENTER PIN 5 TO 10 PIN 5 TO 10
SWITCH PIN 3 TO 1 PIN 3 TO 1
REARWARD
REAR RISER UP PIN 5 TO 7 PIN 5 TO 8
PIN 1 TO 8 PIN 1 TO 7
REAR RISER PIN 5 TO 8 PIN 5 TO 7
DOWN PIN 1 TO 7 PIN 1 TO 8
RECLINER UP PIN 5 TO 2 PIN 5 TO 2
PIN 4 TO 1 PIN 4 TO 1
RECLINER PIN 5 TO 4 PIN 5 TO 4
DOWN PIN 2 TO 1 PIN 2 TO 1
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Fig. 5 Seat / Side Airbag Connector Location


1 WARNING AIRBAG CONNECTOR DO NOT PROBE

Fig. 4 Seat Switch Pin Call-Out

(2) Using a voltmeter, connect the ground lead to Pin 5 and positive lead to Pin 1 of the
seat switch connector. If battery voltage is present circuit is OK. If no voltage is
present check circuit breaker and repair as necessary.

WARNING:
NEVER TEST SEAT CIRCUITS BY PROBING AIRBAG WIRE HARNESS CONNECTOR PINS (Fig.
5). THE AIRBAG WIRE CONNECTORS CAN BE IDENTIFIED BY THERE YELLOW COLOR.
CAREFULLY FOLLOW THE TEST PROCEDURES CALLED OUT IN THIS GROUP OF THE
SERVICE MANUAL TO DIAGNOSE POWER SEATS EQUIPPED WITH AIRBAGS. FAILURE
TO DO SO COULD RESULT IN ACCIDENTAL AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT, RESULTING IN
SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY.

REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION


SEAT ASSEMBLY
Refer to Group 23Body, Front Seat Removal and
Installation.

SEAT ADJUSTER
REMOVAL
(1) Seat removed from vehicle. Using a clean area to place seat.
(2) Remove two seat back mounting screws and also remove two seat back recliner
screws (Fig. 6).
(3) Remove four seat adjuster mounting screws from cushion pan.
(4) Remove adjuster from seat.
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Fig. 6 Seat Adjuster Removal


1 TRACK TO SEAT CUSHION SCREWS
2 FRONT
3 SEAT BACK RECLINER SCREWS
4 VIEWED FROM TOP OF TRACK

INSTALLATION
For installation, reverse the above procedure.

SEAT SWITCH
REMOVAL
(1) Open hood, disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable remote terminal from the
remote bat- tery post (Fig. 7).

Fig. 7 Negative Battery Cable Remote Terminal


1 RIGHT STRUT TOWER
2 AIR CLEANER INLET TUBE
3 REMOTE TERMINAL

(2) Remove the seat cushion side shield. Refer to Group 23, Body for the procedure.
(3) Disconnect wiring from switch.
(4) Remove knobs from the switch by gently prying straight off..
(5) Remove the switch attaching screws.
(6) Remove switch from cushion side shield

INSTALLATION
For installation, reverse the above procedure.
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MEMORY SEATS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION


MEMORY SEAT SYSTEM
GLIDE FEATURE .
MEMORY SELECTOR SWITCH
DIAGNOSIS AND TESTING
GLIDE FEATURE .
SERVICE PROCEDURES
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
MEMORY HEATED SEAT/MIRROR MODULE (MHSMM) . .
MEMORY SELECTOR SWITCH .

MEMORY SEAT SYSTEM


DESCRIPTION
The Memory Heated Seat and Mirror Module (MHSMM) is located underneath the front
of the driver seat. It is mounted unto the bottom of the seat by two screws. The connections
to the system are through a seat wiring harness that interfaces with all of the
components within the seat structure.

OPERATION
The MHSMM system allows the driver to adjust the seat, both driver and passenger side
mirrors, and the radio stations to his/her preference and store them in memory. There
are two memory locations available for two driver positions to be stored. The module will
also allow either of the two positions to be recalled upon request.
The MHSMM reads all seat switch inputs and operates the seat motors according to
which switch is being actuated. The MHSMM monitors position sens- ing potentiometers
(mounted on the motors) for seat track positioning.
The MHSMM uses solid state drivers (electronic switches) to control motor activation for
both driver and passenger side mirrors. Each mirror has vertical and horizontal motors, that
contain potentiometers used to located the actual mirror position for recall purposes. Normal
electrical operation of the mirrors is accomplished by actuating the power mirror switch and
doesnt require the use of the module.
The MHSMM monitors the memory switches and has the capability to store desired
positions in mem- ory in response to a valid input sequence. Refer to Memory Selector
Switches (1, 2, and S) and Remote Keyless Entry (RKE). The memory heated seat and
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mirror module will activate the seat and mirror motors in response to a recall request
from an indi- vidual memory switch. The positioning of the motors is determined by the
potentiometer values stored in memory.
The module operates the seat motors through relays: four dedicated to track horizontal
forward/ rearward, front vertical up/down, rear vertical up/down, and
recliner forward/rearward. A fifth relay controls the direction of operation of these motors.

GLIDE FEATURE
DESCRIPTION
The MHSMM shall incorporate a seat glide fea- ture. When exiting the vehicle and
the ignition switch is removed, the glide feature will then acti- vate.

OPERATION
This feature will allow easier entry and exit to the vehicle by moving the seat rearward a
short distance when the operator leaves the vehicle and returning the seat to its original
position when the vehicle operator returns and turns the ignition ON or extends their
seat belt.

MEMORY SELECTOR SWITCH


DESCRIPTION

OPERATION
The proper procedure of setting and recalling a memory position using the memory
switches is as fol- lows:
(1) Adjust the seat, recliner and side view mirrors to the desired position.
(2) Press momentarily and release memory switch S.
(3) Press momentarily and release memory switch 1 or 2.
(4) To program the second drivers position, repeat the above procedure using the
remaining memory switch.
(5) To recall either of the programmed positions momentarily press and release either
memory selec- tor switch 1 or 2.

Fig. 1 Memory Selector Switch


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Fig. 2 Memory Selector Switch Location


1 MEMORY SELECTOR SWITCH
2 DRIVER POSITION SET
3 HEATED SEAT SWITCH
4 LEDS
5 DRIVER POSITION

The memory selector switches are mounted on the cushion cover side shield of the driver
eat within easy reach of the driver. They provide a means to set and recall either of the
two positions of seat and recliner, and the side view mirror as chosen by the driver.
DIAGNOSIS AND TESTING

GLIDE FEATURE

If seat isnt sliding forward properly:


(1) First use the DRB scan tool to check whether glide feature is enabled or not. Enable
glide feature if disabled, and go to Step 2.
(2) Turn the ignition ON and then back OFF. Remove the key. If seat glides rearward,
reinsert key and turn to ON position. If seat doesnt glide for- ward, go to Step 3,
otherwise the problem has been fixed. If Learn Guard Bands test has been run and
problem persists, then replace MHSMM.
(3) Now run Learn Guard Bands Diagnostic test as shown in this section, and go through
Step 2 again.

SERVICE PROCEDURES
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
The MHSMM interfaces with the RKE vial the Programmable Communication Interface
(PCI) bus. The proper procedure of setting and recalling a mem- ory position using the RKE
is as follows:
(1) Press memory switch 1 and release to recall memory position 1.
(2) Adjust the seat, recliner and side view mirrors to the desired position.
(3) Press momentarily and release memory switch S.
(4) Press momentarily and release memory switch 1 or 2.
(5) Press and release the UNLOCK button on one of the RKE transmitters. Do NOT
press any switch for 10 seconds.
(6) Set radio station presets.

To program the second drivers position, repeat the above procedure using memory switch 2.
The second RKE transmitter can be programmed in the fashion. To recall either of the
programmed positions momentarily press and release either memory selec- tor switch 1
or 2. If using RKE, just press and release the UNLOCK button on the proper transmit-
ter for either position 1 or 2.
A recall is possible any time the vehicle transmis- sion is in PARK. This condition is
monitored by the Body Control Module (BCM).
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NOTE:
The module will abort a recall if the trans- mission is moved out of park or if any seat move- ment
is activated whether manually or by memory recall.

REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION


MEMORY HEATED SEAT/MIRROR MODULE (MHSMM)
REMOVAL
(1) Open hood, disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable remote terminal from the
remote bat- tery post.
(2) Remove two module attaching screws (Fig. 3). (3) Disconnect four module connectors.
(4) Remove module from vehicle.

INSTALLATION
For installation, reverse the above procedures.

MEMORY SELECTOR SWITCH


REMOVAL

Fig. 3 Memory Heated Seat/Mirror Module Location


1 MHSMM
2 RECLINER MOTOR
3 SEAT HEATER 4WAY CONNECTOR
4 SEAT BACK HEATER 2WAY CONNECTOR
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5 REAR RISER
6 FRONT RISER
7 HORIZONTAL MOTOR

Fig. 4 Seat Cushion Side Shield


1 HEATED SEAT SWITCH
2 POWER SEAT SWITCH
3 SEAT CUSHION SIDE SHIELD
4 MEMORY SELECTOR SWITCH

(1) Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable remote terminal from the remote battery
post.
(2) Unscrew the side shield on the seat, either driver or passenger side (Fig.4).
(3) From the bottom, disengage the switch and gently rock through the opening.

Seat Control Module


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Seat Control System Diagram


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System Benefits
System-in-a-package solutions for high-power integrated and protected motor control
Reduced board space due to integrated functionality
Protected load control with sophisticated diagnostic features

INSTALLATION
For installation, reverse the above procedures.

Key to wiring diagram for memory power seats (picture 8/1 8/2)

1. Plug connection far special equipment plug


2. Plug connection of wire for passenger's seat
3. Plug connection of wire for seat control with memory
4. Connection of wire for seat control with memory
5. Seat control switch
6. Backrest
7. Slide
8. Headrest
9. Height front
10. Height rear
11. Plug connection for seat backrast/slide control
12. Plug connection for seat headrest control
13. Plug connection for seat height control
14. Electronic control unit (undermeath seat)
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15. Plug connection of wire for seat control with memory


16. Plug connection of wire for seat with memory
17. Plug connection for seat control drive
18. Plug connection for memory switch
19. Plug connection for slide potentiometer
20. Plug connection for front height potentiometer
21. Plug connection for rear height potentiameter
22. Plug cannection for headrest motor
23. Plug connection for backrest potentiometer
24. Plug connection for backrest motor
25. Memory switch
26. Motor-seat backrest control
27. Motor headrest control
28. Motor-height control rear
29. Motor-height control front
30. Motor-slide

POWER SEAT SYSTEM

Electric car seats are not only convenient, but they are also pretty simple to use. Some are constructed so that
they have simple functions such as moving back and forth, so that the distance to and from the pedals can be
adjusted, while other car seat functions are more sophisticated and allow the operator to not only adjust the
distance to the pedals, but also adjust the lumbar support. In addition, some electric car seats are equipped with
heaters so that starting your car on a cold morning doesn't have to be a jarring experience when you sit on a cold
seat. The construction of electric seats varies, depending on their functions and how many things they can do.

The power seat system option allows the front seating positions to be electrically adjusted for optimum
control and comfort using the power seat switches located on the outboard seat cushion side shield.
The power seat system allows the seating position to be adjusted forward, rearward, front up, front
down, rear up, or rear down. The power seat system receives battery current through a fuse in the
Power Distribution Center and a circuit breaker in the junction block regardless of the ignition
switch position.

The power seat system includes the power seat adjuster and motors unit, the power seat switch, and
the circuit breaker. Following are general descriptions of the major components in the power seat
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system. Refer to the owners manual in the vehicle glove box for more information on the features use
and operation of the power seat system.

DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION


POWER SEAT SWITCH
The power seat can be adjusted in six different ways using the power seat switch. The switch is
located on the lower outboard side of the seat cushion on the seat cushion side shield Refer to the
owners manual for more information on the power seat switch functions and the seat adjusting
procedures.
The individual switches in the power seat switch unit cannot be repaired If one switch is damaged
or faulty, the entire power seat switch unit must be replaced.

POWER SEAT ADJUSTER AND MOTORS


There are three reversible motors that operate the power seat adjuster. The motors are connected
to worm-drive gearboxes that move the seat adjuster through a combination of screw-type drive
units.

The front and rear of a seat are operated by different motors. They can be raised or lowered
independently of each other. When the center seat switch is pushed to the Up or Down position, both
the front and rear motors operate in unison, moving the entire seat up or down. The forward-
rearward motor is operated by pushing the center seat switch to the Forward or Rearward
position.
When a switch is actuated, a battery feed and a ground path are applied through the switch
contacts to the motor(s). The motor(s) and drives operate to move the seat in the selected direction
until the switch is released, or until the travel limit of the power seat adjuster is reached. When the
switch is moved in the opposite direction, the battery feed and ground path to the motor(s) are
reversed through the switch contacts. This causes the motor to run in the opposite direction.

Each motor contains a self-resetting circuit breaker to protect it from overload Consecutive or
frequent resetting of the circuit breakers must not be allowed to continue, or the motors may be
damaged. Make the necessary repairs.

The power seat adjuster and motors cannot be repaired, and are serviced only as a complete unit. If
any component in this unit is faulty or damaged, the entire power seat adjuster and motors
assembly must be replaced.

CIRCUIT BREAKER
An automatic resetting circuit breaker in the junction block is used to protect the power seat system
circuit. The circuit breaker can protect the system from a short circuit, or from an overload condition
caused by an obstructed or stuck seat adjuster. The circuit breaker cannot be repaired and, if faulty
or damaged, it must be replaced.

DIAGNOSIS AND TESTING


POWER SEAT SYSTEM
Before any testing of the power seat system is attempted, the battery should be fully-charged and all
wire harness connections and pins cleaned and tightened to ensure proper continuity and grounds.
For circuit descriptions and diagrams, refer to 8W-63 - Power Seat in Group 8W - Wiring
Diagrams.
With the dome lamp on, apply the power seat switch in the direction of the failure. If the dome
lamp dims, the seat may be jamming. Check under and behind the seat for binding or
obstructions. If the dome lamp does not dim, proceed with testing of the individual components and
circuits.
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CIRCUIT BREAKER
For circuit descriptions and diagrams, refer to 8W-63 - Power Seat in Group 8W - Wiring Diagrams.
(1) Locate the correct circuit breaker in the junction block. Pull out the circuit breaker slightly,
but be certain that the circuit breaker terminals still contact the terminals in the junction block
cavities.
(2) Connect the negative lead of a 12-volt DC volt- meter to a good ground.
(3) With the voltmeter positive lead, check both terminals of the circuit breaker for battery
voltage. If only one terminal has battery voltage, the circuit breaker is faulty and must be
replaced. If neither terminal has battery voltage, repair the open circuit from the Power
Distribution Center (PDC) as required.

POWER SEAT ADJUSTER AND MOTORS


For circuit descriptions and diagrams, refer to 8W-63 - Power Seat in Group 8W - Wiring Diagrams.
Operate the power seat switch to move all three seat motors in each direction. The seat should move
in each of the selected directions. If the power seat adjuster fails to operate in only one direction,
move the adjuster a short distance in the opposite direction and test again to be certain that the
adjuster is not at its travel limit. If the power seat adjuster still fails to operate in only one
direction, see Power Seat Switch in the Diagnosis and Testing section of this group. If the power
seat adjuster fails to operate in more than one direction, proceed as follows:
(1) Test the circuit breaker in the junction block as described in this group. If OK, go to Step 2. If
not OK, replace the faulty circuit breaker.
(2) Remove the power seat switch from the seat. Check for battery voltage at the fused B(+)
circuit cavity of the power seat switch wire harness connector. If OK, go to Step 3. If not OK,
repair the open circuit to the junction block as required.
(3) Check for continuity between the ground circuit cavity of the power seat switch wire harness
connector and a good ground. There should be continuity. If OK, go to Step 4. If not OK, repair
the open circuit to ground as required.
(4) Test the power seat switch as described in this group. If the switch tests OK, check the wire
harness for the inoperative power seat motor(s) between the power seat switch and the
motor for shorts or opens. If the circuits check OK, replace the faulty power seat adjuster
and motors assembly. If the circuits are not OK, repair the wire harness as required.

POWER SEAT SWITCH


For circuit descriptions and diagrams, refer to 8W-63 - Power Seat in Group 8W - Wiring Diagrams.
(1) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
(2) Remove the power seat switch from the power seat.
(3) Use an ohmmeter to test the continuity of the power seat switches in each position. See the
Power Seat Switch Continuity chart (Fig.1). If OK, see the diagnosis for the Power Seat
Adjuster and Motors in this group. If not OK, replace the faulty power seat switch module.

POWER SEAT SWITCH RIGHT SEAT SWITCH


LEFT SEAT SWITCH SWITCH POSITION CONTINUITY BETWEEN
SWITCH POSITION CONTINUITY BETWEEN Off A-E, A-J, A-K, A-L, A-M, A-N

Off B-E, B-J, B-K, B-L, B-M, B-N Vertical Up A-J, A-N, B-E, B-M
Vertical Up A-J, A-M, B-E, B-N Vertical Down A-E, A-M, B-J, B-N

Vertical Down A-E, A-N, B-J, B-M Horizontal Forward A-L, B-K
Horizontal Forward A-L, B-K Horizontal Rearward A-K, B-L

Horizontal Rearward A-K, B-L Front Tilt Up A-N, B-M


Front Tilt Up A-M, B-N Front Tilt Down A-M, B-N
Front Tilt Down A-N, B-M
Rear Tilt Up A-J, B-E
Rear Tilt Up A-J, B-E

Rear Tilt Down A-E, B-J Rear Tilt Down A-E, B-J
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Fig. 1 Power Seat Switch Continuity


Process
The inner workings of an electric seat are pretty simple. All electric seats operate by using a motor. Each seat will
have a motor tucked up underneath the seat and hidden from plain view. This motor is connected to a series of
wires that are also located beneath the seat's cushion. The wires are connected to not only the motor, but also to
the switches that make the seat operable. For example, if you are trying to move the seat back and forth, there
will be a switch located on the side of the seat that will allow you to do this. This switch is wired to the motor,
which in turn, is wired to the vehicle's electrical system. So basically, an electric seat works like this: You push the
button, which sends a signal through the wiring to the motor, which in turn gets its power from the vehicle's
electrical system.

Troubleshooting
Because a vehicle's electrical system also functions by using fuses, the vehicle will have a fuse box located on
the side of the dashboard somewhere. If your vehicle's seat won't move, the first thing you will want to check is
the fuse box. You can figure out which fuse controls the mechanical seat functions by referring to your owner's
manual. Simply removing the cover of the fuse box will be of no help, as all the fuses look similar and are simply
numbered. Refer to your owner's manual to figure out which number corresponds with the seat functions. If this
does not work, there may be a problem with the wiring, and the car might need to be taken to the dealer.

REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION


POWER SEAT SWITCH
(1) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
(2) Remove the three screws that secure the seat cushion side shield to the outboard seat
cushion frame.
(3) Pull the seat cushion side shield away from the seat cushion frame far enough to access the
power seat switch wire harness connector.
(4) Unplug the wire harness connector from the power seat switch.
(5) Remove the seat cushion side shield from the seat.
(6) Remove the two screws that secure the power seat switch to the inside of the seat cushion side
shield (Fig. 2).

Fig. 2 Power Seat Switch Remove/Install


1 SEAT SIDE SHIELD
2 POWER SEAT SWITCH
3 SCREWS

(7) Remove the power seat switch from the seat cushion side shield.
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(8) Reverse the removal procedures to install. Tighten the mounting screws to 2.2 Nm (20 in.lbs.).

POWER SEAT ADJUSTER AND MOTORS


(1) Move the seat to its fully raised and fully forward position, if possible.
(2) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
(3) For the driver side power seat only, unplug the seat belt switch wire harness connector
from the driver side seat belt buckle half on the inboard side of the seat (Fig.3).
(4) Unplug the power seat wire harness connector from the body wire harness connector.

Fig. 3 Driver Seat Belt Switch Connector


1 DRIVER SIDE FRONT SEAT
2 SEAT BELT SWITCH CONNECTOR
3 BODY WIRE HARNESS CONNECTOR

(5) Remove the two screws that secure the front of the seat adjuster frame to the floor panel seat
mounting reinforcement (Fig. 4).

Fig. 4 Power Seat Remove/Install

1 NUT
2 DRIVER SIDE FRONT SEAT
3 SCREW
4 STUD
5 SCREW

(6) Remove the screw that secures the outboard rear of the seat adjuster frame to the floor panel.
(7) Remove the nut that secures the inboard rear of the seat adjuster frame to the stud on the
floor panel.
(8) Remove the seat and the power seat adjuster and motors assembly from the vehicle as a unit.
(9) Remove the four nuts that secure the power seat adjuster and motors assembly to the seat
cushion frame (Fig. 5).

Fig. 5 Power Seat Adjuster and Motors


Remove/ Install
1 POWER SEAT ADJUSTER AND MOTORS
2 SEAT CUSHION FRAME
3 SEAT CUSHION FRAME
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(10) Remove the power seat switch from the outboard side of the seat. Refer to Power Seat Switch
in the index of this service manual for the location of the proper power seat switch removal
and installation procedures.
(11) Disengage the power seat switch wire harness and connector from the seat cushion frame.
(12) Remove the power seat adjuster and motors assembly from the seat cushion frame.
(13) Reverse the removal procedures to install. Tighten the seat mounting hardware as follows:

Seat adjuster to seat cushion frame nuts - 25 Nm (18 ft. lbs.)


Seat adjuster to floor panel screws - 27 Nm (20 ft. lbs.)
Seat adjuster to floor panel nut - 40 Nm (30 ft. lbs.).