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      Junior Member OilAnalyst's Avatar
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      Volvo seats?

      I received this from a friend in an email:

      Have any of your Volvos had the electric seat get stuck when put down low in the reclining position? Anthony put the front passenger seat way down to lie back the other day in my moms 1990 Volvo Sedan and it wouldn't come back up. Called "Hash Motors" where we've had work done and they said the seat needs to be removed, turned upside-down and the cable needs to be put back in place....to the tune of $300!

      Any other thoughts or is this pretty much the case?

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      If this is a 900/90 series Volvo then the cable is indeed the problem.

      Labor for this job is huge as the fasteners are hidden and difficult to access and much disassembly is required. Seats with airbags are especially tricky.

      Good luck.

      George Dill

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      I have a '96 960 and one day the driver's seat was stuck, only one of the sides would move. One of the sides would pivot around the other. Removed the seat and opened the cable assembly that connects the motor and the seat, re-seated the cable, re-lubricated, put back together and works like new. It was a bear to remove the seat, careful with the airbag sensor, there is a red cap inside the plastic cover that you need to put on the airbag sensor. (The red cap is inside the seat plastic piece, the one with the electric seat controls, right where the seat belt gets attached, pop it off and you will see the sensor and the cap)

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      All of those seats do the "stuck on 1 side" deal sooner or later. I fixed both of mine. The first one I removed the seat, then I figured out how to do it without removing the seat in about 40 minutes. Here are my instructions: http://www.atthetipwebs.com/technolo...seat_cable.htm
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      I have this problem as well and they told me the exact same thing. I took it to a non-dealership, non-volvo-specialist, and they ended up ruining my AC. Seat still not fixed, so i would try spending the $300
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      I mean, how do you justify ruining AC when repairing the drivers seat?
      DON BEYER VOLVO of FALLS CHURCH, FAIRFAX, VA
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      Quote Originally Posted by TrboBrik View Post
      I mean, how do you justify ruining AC when repairing the drivers seat?
      Yea... Thats what im asking myself too lol

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      i had the same problem, start to finish, removing the seat and fixing it took about an hour. easy stuff, just tricky once you get the bolts out that hold the seat to the floor. there is a stud on the track that locks into place. slide the seat backward and voila!

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      You can quickly shorten the outer plastic of the cable to allow the inner drive wire to seat into the drive gear properly by heating/melting the outer plastic sheath. I used a lighter to gently heat the plastic cover for a few seconds while pushing the cable into the drive gear to shorten the cable by 1/4 inch. 10 minute fix that has lasted for years. CAUTION when using open flame.