How to Replace a Power Seat Switch

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Power seat position and operation is controlled through the power seat switch. In most vehicles, when the occupant pushes the switch, the internal contacts are closed and current is allowed to flow to the seat adjustment motor. The seat adjustment motors are bidirectional, with the direction of the motor rotation being determined by which direction the switch is pushed. If the power seat switch is no longer working, it will be obvious because you will not be able to move the seat using the switch. Watch out for signs as well to get it checked before it goes completely out.

Materials Needed

  • Protective gloves
  • Repair manuals (optional)
  • Safety glasses
  • Screwdrivers
  • Trim panel tools (optional)

Part 1 of 2: Removing the power seat switch

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Step 1: Disconnect the negative battery cable. Disconnect the negative battery cable and set it aside.

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Step 2: Remove the seat trim panel. Remove the trim panel retaining screws using a screwdriver. Then pull the seat trim panel away from the seat cushion in order to release the retaining clips. Using a trim panel removal tool is optional.

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Step 3: Remove the screws from the switch panel. Using a screwdriver, remove the screws that hold the switch panel to the trim panel.

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Step 4: Remove the electrical connector. Remove the switch’s electrical connector by pushing down on the tab and sliding it off. Then remove the switch itself.

Part 2 of 2: Installing the new power seat switch

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Step 1: Install the new switch. Mount the new seat switch in position. Reinstall the electrical connector.

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Step 2: Reinstall the switch panel. Using the same retaining screws you removed earlier, attach the new switch to the switch panel.

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Step 3: Reinstall the seat trim panel. Mount the seat trim panel in place. Then, insert the screws and tighten them down using a screwdriver.

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Step 4: Reconnect the negative battery cable. Reconnect the negative battery cable and tighten it down.

That’s what it takes to replace your power seat switch. If you’d prefer to have a professional tackle this job, YourMechanic offers expert power seat switch replacement done at your home or office.


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Rigoberto

10 years of experience
724 reviews
Rigoberto
10 years of experience
Porsche 911 - Power Seat Switch Replacement (Driver Side Front) - Chicago, Illinois
Tremendous knowledge and patience looking at the car- spot on with car analysis and condition. Highly recommend.
Chevrolet Malibu - Power Seat Switch Replacement (Driver Side Front) - Chicago, Illinois
Rigobertos was excellent he fixed the issue without a problem

Deane

10 years of experience
298 reviews
Deane
10 years of experience
Ford Escape - Power Seat Switch Replacement (Driver Side Front) - San Diego, California
Awesome guy, fast and efficient! Would definitely recommend over taking into a nightmare of a dealership!

Rusty

22 years of experience
379 reviews
Rusty
22 years of experience
Chevrolet Avalanche - Power Seat Switch Replacement (Driver Side Front) - Grand Prairie, Texas
Mr rusty came to my house and handled the problem I had with my vehicle. During his inspection informed me the some of my fluids were low. I was able to rectify the issue and I thanked him for that. He is a top of the line mechanic.

Brian

22 years of experience
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Brian
22 years of experience
Honda Accord - Power Seat Switch Replacement (Driver Side Front) - Jacksonville, Florida
Extremely professional and very helpful was detailed in explaining what was wrong and how it could be fixed. On top of fixing the problem, Brian helped us with other issues concerning the car for future visits and tips.

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