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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Dane, Sep 22, 2011.

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    Dane Faster than a V12 Q7

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    Hi guys first one for you b5 boys, although it probably applies to all cars with the older style recaros.

    I, stupidly, was messing around with my seat position and I raised the height a little. When I went to put it back down nothing happened so to check it wasn't buggered I pressed the up control and it went up but it still wont go down...

    I've had a good look around for disconnected wires but I can't see anything obvious, anyone heard of anything similar/know of a fix?

    Cheers,

    Dane
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    Theres a microswitch that tells the mechanism that its at its lowest point and to cut off the motor, perhaps this is stuck?

    Alternatively the down switch might just have broken!
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    Thanks Aragorn, but I have unexpectedly fixed it.

    Having searched and searched, there are micro switches that I guess tell the motor when the chair has reached its maximum and minimum points.
    The only one I could see is at the rear of the seat on the door side roughly in line with the seat belt feed.
    it looks like this

    [​IMG]

    Now first of all I tried pushing it in a few times and that didnt work, I tried holding it in and using the button but that didnt work either. fortunately I held the down button and released the switch and it then moved a bit but then stopped, so a few repetitions and its now back down.
    Theres a fabric cover under the seat, its a good Idea to reattach it before you put the seat all the way down lol. Hopefully it'll help someone in the future...

    thanks to this thread http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-forum-8l-chassis/127812-electric-recaro-problems.html which contains this http://users.ox.ac.uk/~engs0330/car/a3_interior.pdf Recaros are from page 72-116 onwards
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