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I have a 2001 cadillac deville with power seats. I need to replace the recliner motor on the passenger side. I have found the motor, but not sure how to replace it. I need step by step instructions on replacing the passenger side recliner motor.


There is more than one motor. You need to eliminate the front and rear
motors first by placing a test light to power and operating the switch.
Once identified and you know there is power to the recliner motor, the
seat should be removed.
Obtaining the proper star head tool for removing the bolts. Run the
seat all the way forward and remove bolts. Run seat all the way to the
rear. Remove the front bolts. Remove any harness attachments for seat
belt on backrest. Remove wiring. Remove seat and replace motor.
Reinstall seat.  

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Rob Painter


Alarm system questions cannot be answered on this forum. These systems are not what I can answer. Without being physically at the vehicle and not knowing what kind of electrical service has been done on the vehicle, there is no possible way to give an accurate answer over the internet. My expertise is in Ignition/key based anti-theft systems. These issues include GM VATS (resistor chip in key blade) PASSLOCK (MRD)-ignition lock rotation based, no special ignition key and the PKIII Transponder (computer chip in key) systems. These systems are not alarm based and are integral with the starting of the engine. This is why I cannot diagnose alarm problems without physically looking at the vehicle: Alarm systems are a completely different annimal than ignition key/lock based anti-theft system. Many alarm questions come from vehicles 10 years old, and since older, many hands that had been involved over the years.I am an expert in all GM factory (ignition/key based)systems. Alarm system questions pose to many situations beyond my knowledge as to what has been done to the vehicle over the years. Some guy may have actually wired the stereo into the alarm system. Who knows? Over my past 30 years in vehicle wiring repair, I have seen unbelievable wiring disaters done by guys that consider themselves "mechanics." I have seen stereos and alarms intalled using surgical tape. I have seen modules burn up, un-fused circuits, wiring jambed between the doors and even lamp cord used for a starter kill. To answer alarm questions over the internet without examining the vehicle is like asking; What does it take to remove a dent?


Education/Credentials-ASE certified. 11 years with a GM dealer and 17 years with a repair facility dealing with only the repair of theft recovered vehicles.

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