I can move the seat up but the front track star bolts are still not accessible. I'm not sure what you mean by "try to jump seat moving motor directly"....would you please elaborate. If I press the front/back switch, the left side of the track seems to be trying to move while the right side does not. The seat torques a bit. I've tried both the manual and memory switches and all positions move except for the "front/back".
Was any W210 sold without seat memory? I ask since mine is a base model (no sunroof and no heated seats). But it does have the usual electric seats with three button memory.Here is one. Need to confirm if it has memory package or not.
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I love to get slammed.Since I am spending a lot of time at my home lately, I decided to address a problem that I’ve just lived with for a while. As stated earlier, the issue is the driver’s seat will not adjust front/back. The motor appears to work but binds on inner side. The seat is in a very forward position resulting in the star bolts that attach the seat to the floor are not accessible. I was certainly dreading this procedure thinking that it was a big deal. Actually, no problem at all, so I put together a few pictures and text of how I addressed this. The problem turned out to be a broken plastic gear in the inner track gear. Simple replacement and works great. I am no mechanic, just do this for fun. Kajtek1, Witek_M, mrboca, Deplore, and others have forgot more about these cars than I will ever know and are welcome to correct any obvious errors. I am not suggesting you should do this procedure on your vehicle, just showing how I proceeded. Anything that you do, do at your own risk.