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Old 03-16-2013, 10:31 AM   #1
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What if motor fails on power driver seat?

We have a new class A coach (upgraded from a class C). It has a power drivers seat. In the event the motor ever fails or there is no power to it, is there a way to manually move the seat forward or back? This would be necessary if the seat was back and I needed to bring in the slide. Thanks in advance for any and all advice.

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Old 03-16-2013, 01:16 PM   #2
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Have a look at the non-drive end of the motor. Some have access to the end of the shaft and it could have a slotted or star recess or perhaps even a hex socket to allow manual adjustment.

Would be very slow though

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Old 03-16-2013, 03:58 PM   #3
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Our does not, but if it fails it is probably the fuse - carry an extra!
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As I re-read it, if it is just the back you need to move forward then maybe, but again it could be the motor (seems most common on Mercedes). Ours was a fuse issue.
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Under your seat there is a plug on your coach in most cases by turning seat around and back a wire in plug may come loose from the spring clip holding it, you need to check there first and re-crimp the wire in plug.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:19 PM   #6
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You said you have a new coach....not sure what brand. You might check with the manufacturer (both coach and seat) to see if they can answer your question re moving the seat manually. I have fooled with a couple of malfunctioning power seat motors on passenger cars/light trucks over the years. Since they were gear drive, there was no way of moving the seats without electrical power. However, failures of newer power seat motors is very rare....it is usually an electrical failure somewhere else, like others have mentioned.

Good question. If you contact the manufacturer(s), please let us know what you find out.....thanks!
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:57 PM   #7
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Our does not, but if it fails it is probably the fuse - carry an extra!
Good advice. This happened to use once. The problem was a wire had pulled out under the seat when it was being turned around.

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