DIY - Power seat switch replacement

Old 02-03-2015, 06:16 AM
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Wow, I can't believe how easy that was. I've put up with this problem for over 5 years since I bought my Z. I literally got the old switch out in under 10 minutes. Now just waiting for the new one to arrive

My gf and I are going to to Florida in it soon and alternating drivers and I'm 6'5" and she's 5'3" so this DIY has been a lifesaver.
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Old 09-24-2016, 01:34 PM
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Default use the new switch

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My seat IS stuck all the way back, inhibiting access to the back bolts. What should I do?
when you find the connector under the seat for the switch disconnect it and temporarily plug in the new switch and move the seat forward, i also found cutting the wire harness of the old switch made removal very easy, i pushed the plug of the new switch though the side and help guide it with a screw driver also very easy

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Old 09-27-2016, 05:22 AM
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this thread saved my wallet. Neither my passenger nor driver seat power switches were working continuously. I was able to get the passenger side switch rebuild without removing the seat and luckily the driver's side switch worked after 100 tries so I could remove the switch.

Neither switch had near the carbon deposits as the video posted in this thread shows, but they were dirty none-the-less. 2 hours of labor and both seats work as designed.
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Awsome video! This will be a winter project.
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Question: My daughter has a convertible 350z and we just bought it a year ago and we were told the switches were bad in it. not the seat motors. my only problem is that when you are taking the top down the passender seat automatically moves but driver doesnt and if it was just the switch wouldnt it move as well? is it the motors and if so where on earth can i get those? please help LOL thank you
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