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Annoying driver electric seat fault just developed

matt_j

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Please help!

I'm 6ft 5in and space in the 911 turbo is limited anyway so my seat needs to be low down and back as far as it can go.

It's blowing fuses anytime you try to move the controls, the 30A in the footwell.

I've been trying to fault find and have been through about twenty new fuses to no avail. The seat is out completely now, the wiring shows no signs of chaffing or anything but i taped over the loom anyway, stood the base of the seat up vertically so I could watch the mechanism and operated the switches, all the movements were opposite to what they were supposed to be.

Something is wrong, clearly. Anyone have any suggestions based on previous experience?

Thanks in advance, I can't drive this car at all with the seat position where it is. :sad:
 
Ok so I can't find any breaks in the wiring under the seat and now the seat is stuck in the tilt forward position and keeps blowing fuses.

***** this ***** I'm getting a fixed back seat to replace it I just want to drive the ***** thing.

If anyone has any retro fit seat recommendations then shout me as I need a drivers seat ASAP
 
Have you cleaned and lubed the motors/gearing?

For that matter, what do the winding look like?

If the windings have melted, it will short immediately.
 
GT4 said:
Have you cleaned and lubed the motors/gearing?

For that matter, what do the winding look like?

If the windings have melted, it will short immediately.

No to all of this buddy. Quite frankly I didn't know such servicing would be needed on a 50k mile old car.

I take it he inning is the metal line within the plastic sleeving driven by the motor? Any pointers gratefully welcomed, I just want to drive the bloody thing.

Thanks
 
They don't (in general need such servicing), but then in general they don't stop working.

I was only giving you pointers to how to possibly fix it, not denigrating the whole Porsche manufacturing and assembly processes.

To inspect the windings for thermal failure, you need to look inside the the motor assembly for the coiled induction wire.

If that sounds like a foreign language, you may be better getting a specialist to take a look.

That isn't meant as an insult, but even if you get as far as identifing the part that may be faulty, I am wary the diagnosis and any eventual fixing may require a specialist (or at least a replacement) any way.
 

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