Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Power Seat Switch

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Cost of Replacing a Bad or Failing Power Seat Switch

If you notice your seat is moving slowly, stops moving, or does not move at all, your power seat switch may be failing. Our certified technicians can come to you and diagnose the problem. You will receive a $30 credit towards any follow-up repairs that result from the diagnostic. Following are example prices for Power Seat Switch Repair. Click on the button below to get an upfront quote for your car.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Volkswagen Golf $240 $169.95 $70.00 13% $277.45
1969 Dodge Truck $138 $68.38 $70.00 21% $175.88
1970 Dodge Truck $138 $68.38 $70.00 21% $175.88
1969 Dodge Truck $138 $68.38 $70.00 21% $175.88
1970 Dodge Truck $138 $68.38 $70.00 21% $175.88
2012 Volkswagen Golf $240 $169.95 $70.00 13% $277.45
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How to Diagnose a Bad or Failing Power Seat Switch?

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The power seat switch comes in most modern vehicles. It may be located on the driver’s side seat, passenger’s side seat, or both depending on the make and model of your vehicle. The power seat switch allows you to move the seat back and forth, up and down with just the touch of a button. There are a few common things to watch out for when your power seat switch starts to fail:

1. Seat does not move

One of the biggest signs your power seat switch is going bad or failing is the seat does not move when you push the switch. The seat may not move forward or backwards, or in any of the directions it is meant to move. If the seat is not moving at all, check the fuses to see if they have blown. If the fuses are still intact, contact a professional mechanic to replace your power seat switch so you can be seated in the proper driving position.

2. Seat moving slowly

If you press the power seat switch and the seat moves slowly in one direction, chances are the switch is failing. This means there is still time to have the power seat switch replaced before it stops moving completely. There could be a variety of issues causing this, such as a wiring issue, or a problem with the switch itself. Either way, the power seat switch should be looked at by a mechanic so they can test the voltage with a multimeter.

3. Seat stops moving while pressing the switch

If your seat stops moving while you are pressing the power seat switch, you should have the seat looked at. In addition, the seat may start and stop while you are pressing the button, taking it a long time to get into the position you want it to. This is another sign it is failing, but you still have a little time to have the mechanic change the switch before it completely fails. It is a good idea to have a mechanic replace the switch due to complex electrical systems found in many vehicles.

If you notice your seat is moving slowly, stops moving, or does not move at all, your power seat switch may be failing or has already gone bad. YourMechanic makes getting repairs to your power seat switch easy by coming to your home or office to diagnose or fix issues. You can book a service online 24/7. YourMechanic’s qualified technicians are also available for any questions that may come up.

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Richard

18 years of experience
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Richard
18 years of experience
Richard was amazing. I couldn't be any happier.
2006 CADILLAC DTS - POWER SEAT SWITCH REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE FRONT) - CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA

Chris

12 years of experience
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Chris
12 years of experience
Polite, prompt, and fast.
2003 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 - POWER SEAT SWITCH REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE FRONT) - ALPINE, CALIFORNIA

Christopher

17 years of experience
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17 years of experience
Chris was great. It was just expensive.
2008 FORD EDGE - POWER SEAT SWITCH REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE FRONT) - LUTZ, FLORIDA

Joseph

17 years of experience
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He was very helpful and was early for his appointment.
2003 HONDA ODYSSEY - POWER SEAT SWITCH REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE FRONT) - SANDY, UTAH

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