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post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-26-2014, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 08 XR driver's power seat back won't recline

Thanks, Amber, for your reply, but at the present time, I'm going to try to fix it myself. If it doesn't work out, I'll consider your suggestion.
I was able to remove the rear panel off of the seatback, courtesy of a post on Thanks!! I also was able to determine that my seat is option code AH5, which is 8 way power with no memory, on another Saturn website.
The reclining motor, which is located by the left hinge, definitely tries to recline the seat back, but only the right side of the seat back moves about 1/2 inch in either direction. The left side doesn't move at all. It almost seems like the left hinge is locked up.
Anyone have any suggestions?
I'm 6'2" and my wife is 5'2", and the seat back is stuck in the most upright position, so I'm riding shotgun most of the time. Not good.
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