1997 Mercury Marquis automatic seat controls

Tiny
ANICLO
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  • 1997 MERCURY MARQUIS
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 105,000 MILES
I noticed the driver's seat in my 1997 Grand Marquis was too far backin the reclining position, so I pushed the seat control (on the door) forward, but nothing happened. So I stupidly tried pushing it back and the seat reclined even further. When I tried to push it forward, it wouldnt move at all. Is there anything I might be able to try before bringing it to a mechanic? I appreciate your help.

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 AT 10:40 PM

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Tiny
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It's possible the switch itself. If the motor runs one way it should run the other way. The switch just reverses the current. You can take seat out and use battery powered screw driver by putting the square flex cable into the gear box and running it to put the seat back up. A new switch is about 140.00 and can be ordered by Ford. Mine did this and it was the switch after the dealer said it was the motor. The switch's are made in Old Mexico, but replacement motors are no longer made they told me. Switch's change very little over the years. It has small rocker arms in them that reverse current and often these get burnt or out of position. Thank you.
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Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 AT 8:22 AM
Tiny
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It is the switch itself in the door. If the motor runs one direction it should run the opposite direction to lift the seat. You can raise the seat by removing 4 bolts on floor, turning upside down removing small motor. Putting square flex cable that runs the seats gearbox into it and raising the seat back up. Replace the motor. A replacement switch regulator switch is 140. From the online dealership. All of the switch buttons will have to be replaced at once as it is one unit. Don't take the old one apart as it has lose rockers in it that will fall out and is almost impossible to put back together. My car did the exact thing and when I jumped the switch with a screw driver it worked fine. It's the switch.
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Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 AT 8:30 AM

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