Power seats are a blessing and a curse. They allow for quick adjustment in your vehicle, but if they stop working, you are really in trouble. If you have the misfortune of facing this complication, fear not, for there are professional technicians capable of power seat repairs here in Las Vegas. Here are four of the most frequent repairs made for power seats:
- Track blockage: This irritating, driver-limiting issue often has a mundane cause. A few off-road trips too many, and dirt and debris will block the track. Drop a pocket full of change and one penny lodged into the track can disrupt your optimal adjustment comfort. Even a spilled can of soda may leave tracks sticky enough that seats will stop moving. While the effects are big, repairs for track issues are quite easy. We will remove the blockage and clean the tracks. This often clears up other issues, too, as blocked tracks also cause other parts to overheat and stop working.
- Disconnected or frayed wiring: Issues with power seats also arise from wiring irregularities. Sometimes, wires simply unplug in transit, and it is up to us to plug them back in. Other times, the wiring frays and needs to be replaced. Since many models have exposed seat wiring, it is not uncommon for it to be perpetually stepped on or unplugged by bored children in the back seat. If you can see the wiring, tuck it under your seat more securely to keep it safe from foot traffic and idle hands.
- Circuit breaker malfunction: Power-adjustable seats are not run by fuses, but by circuit breakers. This adds some complications, but nothing that your power seat technician can’t handle. Once wiring and tracking problems are eliminated, the next step is to test the circuit breaker. It is removed and tested to see if it overheats. If it does so, that is why your seats shut down. The most prudent course of action is to replace, but sometimes, it can be repaired, too.
- Switch issues: When a seat still moves in one direction but doesn’t adjust in any other way, that problem can be more difficult to diagnose. It indicates an issue with the switch. That part is responsible for sending power where you want your seat to adjust. Sometimes, it is not the switch, but wiring not connecting to it. A wiring diagram helps determine the location of the malfunction. More often than not, that is the issue and it is easily repaired. However, switches themselves can also wear out and become nonfunctional. The switches on older vehicles can be taken apart, cleaned up and reinstalled. That sequence often ends with them working perfectly, which can save you money on a whole new part.
Do not suffer with a malfunctioning power seat any longer than you can tolerate. Power Windows & More LLC will get your seat working once again. Call us today to set up an on-site or mobile appointment for power seat repairs in Las Vegas.