Car power seats come with varied features to create the best possible position for driver and passenger. Some even include computer memory to program specific positions for each driver and passenger. Here we will deal with simple but common power seats to test from switches, electric reversible motors and drive assemblies to wiring and steel cables.
The trick when diagnosing car power seats is to focus on the mechanical or electrical problem areas: the mechanism that fails to lower and raise the seat, or the part that slides or tilts the seat forward and backwards.
Keep this in mind as you troubleshoot your power seat, whether it comes with one, two or three motors. You only need very basic knowledge of electricity or the desire to learn basic troubleshooting procedures. So let’s start.