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Power Seat won't go all the way back ?!

The power seat on my C320 isn't going all the way back anymore. The seat position stops about 4 inches from it's furtherest setting and i hear a single click after it stops. All the other functions still work and it still moves forward and back to the stopping point..

I think it's because I had a luggage back there once and when I tried to move the seat back it wouldn't go back anymore and that somehow jammed the seat and computer, but I don't see how that could've jammed it, maybe it's a computer issue? I examined the gears on the bottom and nothing seems to be blocking it. I also unhooked the negative lead to the battery for a full day to try and reset something or anything and that also didn't work.

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
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try moving the seat forward all the way then try moving it backwards again- it should work

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JOE55 is probably correct, but I read about a similar problem on here and a guy answered that a click(s) meant messed-up teeth somehow in the gearing mechanism.

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still no luck... damn seat. i guess it's time to take it in next month. any other suggestions? =)
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You wouldn't be the first one with some coins jammed in the seat mechanisms
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You wouldn't be the first one with some coins jammed in the seat mechanisms
Good idea Kajtek1! Coins are constantly falling out of my side pants pocket too. Maybe I have been lucky because the driver's seat works properly for me.

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The power seat on my C320 isn't going all the way back anymore. The seat position stops about 4 inches from it's furtherest setting and i hear a single click after it stops. All the other functions still work and it still moves forward and back to the stopping point..

I think it's because I had a luggage back there once and when I tried to move the seat back it wouldn't go back anymore and that somehow jammed the seat and computer, but I don't see how that could've jammed it, maybe it's a computer issue? I examined the gears on the bottom and nothing seems to be blocking it. I also unhooked the negative lead to the battery for a full day to try and reset something or anything and that also didn't work.

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
Is it a sedan or a wagon? There was a thread telling that the power seat does not go fully back if the rear seat is not properly at its normal position. A switch detecting that, if the seat is properly set, the switch may be the issue.

Don't have a wagon myself and then no personal experience. Not sure if the same happens on a sedan with load-through back seats.
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Might be his luck and he could find his old wad of $100s in a money clip blocking the gears.
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