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Question Passenger power seat adjustment

The passenger side seat is powered but it will not raise or lower. My head is truly 2 inches or less from the roof. When I go to lower the seat it only tilts forward and the back does not lower at all. It makes noises like it wants to but it just does not go. I have done a little research but no luck in finding what I am looking for.

Does anyone have any input or ideas as to what I can do to get it lowered?

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Saturday afternoon bump.

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I ran into that with the drivers side on my 06LTZ
I think that the arm that moves the adjustment bar gets a bit over center sometimes.
I use a small pipe wrench ( 8") and just gently G E N T L Y ! put in on the bar under the seat from the back of it that runs from side to side and G E N T L Y put a bit of downwards pressure on it while pressing the down button on the seat and away it goes.
It happens ( I think) if the seat is put all the way UP ( at least that is my theory on it ) and, like i said, the arm goes a bit past center.

It's the bar at the very back of the seat. It's about 3/4+/- inch diameter.

You can see which one it is by watching the drivers side if you are uncertain.

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Thank you Paul, I'll have to give it a shot first before sending it into the shop.

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I have seen a few times where the cable gets bound up as well, easy as reaching under the seat and giving it a twist. These are the worst power seats I have ever seen...

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Did not notice a cable on mine. All linkage with 2 - 3 motors, worm gears and levers.

Where does the cable run ?
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Between the two tracks, its covered with a black sleeve. It gets bound up and the seat kind of twists, then it can't move anymore.

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I will investigate further.
Might have to actually remove seat, but so far the wrench thing works.

Just have to educate wife not to put the seat up so high.....................................
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,nah !

Less drama just to do the wrench thing.
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Get her a pillow, lol.

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