Go Back   Corvette Forum > C4 Corvettes, 1984 - 1996 > C4 General Discussion
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read FAQ Vendor Directory
Search
C4 General Discussion
General C4 Corvette Discussion not covered in Tech

Welcome to Corvetteforum.com!
Welcome to Corvetteforum.com.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, join Corvetteforum.com today!


Corvette Store
 
 
C7 Parts & Accessories
C6 Parts & Accessories
C5 Parts & Accessories
C4 Parts & Accessories
C3 Parts & Accessories
C2 Parts & Accessories
C1 Parts & Accessories
Wheels & Tires
Sponsored Ads
 
 
Vendor Directory
  
Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-14-2007, 11:58 AM   #1
Vette Gator
CF Senior Member
 
Vette Gator's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2004
Location: Gainesville FL
Default 6-way power seat switch removal problems

This weekend's project was to try to get the 6-way seats on my 89 vert working. I was partially successful. In spite of my initial diagnosis, a known good seat track had the same problems, so I know it's in the switches (the wires were checked and they are all OK). I took the switch assembly out of the console and it seemed like there were three switch modules plugged into a rubber holder that had the wiring attached. The end paddle switches are both stuck into this rubber holder by one post each, and no matter what I tried, I could not get them out. It looked like once I got the end ones out, the middle joystick switch would come out as well. Does anyone know the trick? With the high cost of replacement switches, I would really like to try re-building mine first.

Since I couldn't get the switches out to clean and re-condition the contacts, I sprayed TV contact cleaner inside, worked the switches, then sprayed in compressed air. Repeated a couple of more times. This got the front-back control working, which was the most important goal (according to my 5'10" wife; her 6'3" husband doesn't see the need to move the seat forward ).
Vette Gator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2007, 10:09 AM   #2
ejscarfo
CF Senior Member
 
ejscarfo's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2005
Location: Islip New York
Send a message via AIM to ejscarfo
Default

You might be better off searching the used Vette parts vendors for a used switch. I picked up left and right switches from eBay for $50 to install into my 85 so I can have driver and passenger power seats. I've seen used switches all the time for under $40.
__________________
1985 Bright Red Corvette Auto w/Z51
UNDER RESTORATION
&
1985 Trans Am Auto w/LB9 & WS6
2004 Saturn VUE FWD w/5spd
2013 Honda Civic LX
ejscarfo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2013, 01:40 PM   #3
Kettsvette
Junior Member
 
Member Since: May 2012
Location: Scottsdale Arizona
Default TV Tuner Cleaner for switches

You, sir, are a genius!!! I had exactly the same problem with the forward and reverse seat switch and was not looking forward to spending the time to remove half the interior just to get at the seat switch. I tried your solution of spraying the TV Tuner Cleaner into the switch without removing it and, whalla, the seat switch worked.

Thanks for the solution to my problem.
Kettsvette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2013, 02:49 PM   #4
ddan
Junior Member
 
Member Since: Feb 2012
Location: Queen Creek Arizona
Default

I'm having a similar problem, sort of... I can only move the driver set around and the lumbar supports only work on the passenger seat. Will try the TV tuner and see if that fixes both switches, or it's tear down time to try and repair...
ddan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2013, 02:49 PM
 
Go Back   Corvette Forum > C4 Corvettes, 1984 - 1996 > C4 General Discussion
Reload this Page 6-way power seat switch removal problems
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
1985, 2004, 84, awd, c4, c5, corvette, power, removal, replace, replacing, saturn, seat, switch, vue


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Click for Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Headlight switch failed. Decided to repair instead of replace… MIKER C5 Tech 128 06-25-2014 04:50 PM
seat belt warning light switch Panhead59 C3 Tech/Performance 7 06-08-2014 11:39 PM
Light switch rheostat smoking KSL '67 101234 C1 & C2 Corvettes 53 04-29-2013 07:10 AM
Cruise Control disengaging problem FL_Dave C5 Tech 0 12-21-2012 06:32 PM
Warning Light Wiring Questions in a 73 Crafty12 C3 Tech/Performance 15 10-09-2012 09:12 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:02 AM.


Emails & Password Backup

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2