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Recaro Backrest Not Working!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by robovanbasten, Jul 28, 2013.

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    [Jul 28, 2013]
    Hi ppl,

    Recently bought a 2000 reg Audi S3 that has some niggles!

    The switch on the side panel to adjust the backrest doesn't work. The lumbar and height work fine.
    Fortunately the position it's in is just about ok but it would be nice to get it working.

    Anyone had this issue or know a way to diagnose what's at fault?

    Thanks in advance.

    Chris
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    Hello and Welcome
    Does the unit make any sound when the switch is pressed ?
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    Hi, it doesn't do anything. However, both height and lumbar work fine.
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    It's my lumba that's broken on my drivers seat. I think best bet is to take te seat out for a good look at it. It's just too difficult in the car.
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    Sounds like a short in the wire as is no noise at all,I used to have problems with my seat and had it out loads of times,unplug airbag connectors underneath and then two screws at the front of the seat under the plastic cover by the carpet then you have to wangle it to get past the runner.
    When out I am sure its one screw and you'll have a bit more access to the back of the button panel,still tight though
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    Sounds like the seat needs to come out then to get a good look - I guess if there is a short that could be a real nightmare to trace!

    I just wondered if there's an electrical circuit diagram to show what pins are used in the connection plug under the seat, I could use a miltimeter to test the function of the switch?
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