Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
Vehicle: 02 SLK 320 w/ AMG Sport package
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Power Seat Problem: Not Relay related
Had an issue today with my drivers side seat being inoperable. Unfortunately it happened when I was cleaning and the seat died all the way forward and tilted as far as it would go so I could vacuum behind the seat. Now the car is undrivable for anyone other than, well no one I know..
After three hours of trouble shooting I have determined it is not the relay (passenger seat works fine), it is not the fuse but the problem is at the harness.
It seems that the positive lead in the power seat harness has broken. As you can see in the picture there is a break in the little barrel-end of the connector and it is not making contact to the seat motor. The brown wire is the ground and the red is the positive, you can see by how the ground looks in the picture what they both should look like. The positive is missing about a 1/4 inch of the connector.
I unfortunately will have to carpool tomorrow with my wife and try and track something down to repair on my lunch break. Then try and get home before dark and try and fix it before Wednesday.
Does anyone know, or think the dealer might have in stock these little solder pin/connectors. Or can you think of a store that might have an alternative (Granger?)...
I tried a bullet connector but it was too big, and the fact that there is less than 2 inches of clearance under the seat, plus it being all the way forward makes it nearly impossible to get to the plug.
The seat is at its maximum forward position and the wire is so tight, I can't even get it plugged it (there is no slack). I'd love to find an extension for the harness, but realize that is probably not something that anyone would have in stock, if they even exist.
Last edited by conleyjb; 02-13-2014 at 11:29 AM.