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Old 01-29-2014, 01:32 PM   #1
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Power Seat Not Working

My power seat on the passenger side is not working. After looking around under the seat, everything seems to be connected properly. I thought there might be an inline fuse there, but I couldn't find one. I would think the driver side and passenger seat would be on the same circuit, but the driver seat works fine. Any idea where else to look?
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:56 PM   #2
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Check your 12 VDC Power Distribution Panel. The seat power on mine are the only 30 AMP Fuses. They may or may not be in the same positions as the drawing, but they should be 30AMP.

The LED on the distribution board probably won't be lit if the fuse is blown because the circuit isn't complete on the load side until the switch is activated.

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I don't see a panel that looks like yours. I'm looking at a much smaller panel under the dash. Do I have another panel somewhere else?
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My drivers seat failed and upon a CLOSE inspection it turns out that when it was wax tended forward one time, the wires got pinched and blew a fuse. After replacing the fuse, it still didn't work--wires were cut through all the way on one leg. I know you looked already, but I also know it's hard to look carefully under those seats. May want a second peek to make sure the wiring didn't get damaged like mind.
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My drivers seat failed and upon a CLOSE inspection it turns out that when it was wax tended forward one time, the wires got pinched and blew a fuse. After replacing the fuse, it still didn't work--wires were cut through all the way on one leg. I know you looked already, but I also know it's hard to look carefully under those seats. May want a second peek to make sure the wiring didn't get damaged like mind.
Typo--meant EXTENDED, not wax tended.
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I don't see a panel that looks like yours. I'm looking at a much smaller panel under the dash. Do I have another panel somewhere else?
My 12VDC panel is in the same compartment as the inverter on the side wall of the bay. What you have under the dash may be the chassis fuses. I haven't had the chance to poke around many gassers so my reference is a 1999 Tradewinds considerably older than your Dolphin.

But I would guess there must be a panel added by National. Hopefully someone with a Dolphin will chime in with better info.

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Thanks, Dick. I found my power panel right here you indicated. The fuse for the seat is a 30 AMP aluminum type fuse. After pulling the fuse, the drivers seat would not work, indicating it was the correct one. Assuming both seats are on the same fuse, it must be a pinched wire or bad connection on the passenger seat like Statgeek suggested. Will take another look at that tomorrow.
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Try unpluging the connecter under the seat and reconnecting.
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Hi Stuhly. There is no connecter under the seat. The PO removed the seat and installed new carpet. If there was a connecter there, it was cut out and wire crimps were used to reconnect the seat wiring. I'll take a closer look at that connection.
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Seat is fixed. Turns out the wire was spliced in two locations under the seat. The obvious one that I could see was fine, but there was another one covered by the flexible plastic wire covering. One of the wires had pulled out.
Thanks to everyone with ideas where to look.
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Seat is fixed. Turns out the wire was spliced in two locations under the seat. The obvious one that I could see was fine, but there was another one covered by the flexible plastic wire covering. One of the wires had pulled out. Thanks to everyone with ideas where to look.
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Checking the panel in the inverter was correct. Push the reset on top right fuse and everything works great. Thanks
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