Drivers seat reclined all the way, won't stay up!

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Old 20 Aug 2012, 06:05 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Drivers seat reclined all the way, won't stay up!

My 2000 Toyota Solara (Camry) has a fully reclined driver's seat, that
won't stay up.

When I took off the cover at the bottom, I saw that there is a
reclining motor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've had the car for a year and never seen the switch!!!!!!! Where
is it?

On the seat there are 3 swtiches, front up and down, forward and
backward, and back up and down. Hmmm. Does the middle switch
twist? I read the owners manual but can't find it right now, so I'll
go out and try that, unless you post before I do that.

But why did it go down in the first place? Could a gear be stripped?
Did I push on some switch without noticing that I was doing that?
How could I not hear it? Ay-yay-yah.
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Old 20 Aug 2012, 06:55 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Drivers seat reclined all the way, won't stay up!

If you're lucky you might find the reclining switch on the side of the back
(vertical) of the driver's seat.


"micky" <NONONOmisc07@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
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> My 2000 Toyota Solara (Camry) has a fully reclined driver's seat, that
> won't stay up.
>
> When I took off the cover at the bottom, I saw that there is a
> reclining motor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>
> I've had the car for a year and never seen the switch!!!!!!! Where
> is it?
>
> On the seat there are 3 swtiches, front up and down, forward and
> backward, and back up and down. Hmmm. Does the middle switch
> twist? I read the owners manual but can't find it right now, so I'll
> go out and try that, unless you post before I do that.
>
> But why did it go down in the first place? Could a gear be stripped?
> Did I push on some switch without noticing that I was doing that?
> How could I not hear it? Ay-yay-yah.


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Old 20 Aug 2012, 09:17 pm   #3 (permalink)
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On Mon, 20 Aug 2012 18:55:34 -0400, "MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote:

>If you're lucky you might find the reclining switch on the side of the back
>(vertical) of the driver's seat.


Thanks for your help.

No I am not lucky. There was no switch there... boo hoo hooooo. ....
but.....
>
>
>"micky" <NONONOmisc07@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
>news:nrc538tpmntgmm6e41kmr2v5j0p9jvnndd@4ax.com.. .
>> My 2000 Toyota Solara (Camry) has a fully reclined driver's seat, that
>> won't stay up.
>>
>> When I took off the cover at the bottom, I saw that there is a
>> reclining motor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>>
>> I've had the car for a year and never seen the switch!!!!!!! Where
>> is it?
>>
>> On the seat there are 3 swtiches, front up and down, forward and
>> backward, and back up and down.


It turns out there are ONLY 2 switch buttons, and the front one does
all the things I just listed. The rear button can be twisted and it
made the seat back come back up again.!!! I was runing a wire from
the trunk to the dashboard and spent some time stuffing it under the
door threshold, and I must have pressed the button the other way. I
thought I used both hands on the wire, but that's my only explanation.
Didn't hear a thing.

I'm going to call this a senior moment, and in day or two when I have
time, I'll tell you all about another senior moment involving cars.
I'll also say something about the forwards/backwards switch.

>> Hmmm. Does the middle switch
>> twist?


Well it does, but it's the same as lifting one end and pushing the
other end down. . So the seat itself rocks. as i pretty much already
said.

> I read the owners manual but can't find it right now, so I'll
>> go out and try that, unless you post before I do that.
>>
>> But why did it go down in the first place? Could a gear be stripped?
>> Did I push on some switch without noticing that I was doing that?
>> How could I not hear it? Ay-yay-yah.


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Old 21 Aug 2012, 03:00 am   #4 (permalink)
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On Aug 21, 4:17*am, micky <NONONOmis...@bigfoot.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Aug 2012 18:55:34 -0400, "MLD" <M...@verizon.net> wrote:
> >If you're lucky you might find the reclining switch on the side of the back
> >(vertical) of the driver's seat.

>
> Thanks for your help.
>
> No I am not lucky. *There was no switch there... boo hoo hooooo. ....
> but.....
>
>
>
> >"micky" <NONONOmis...@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
> >news:nrc538tpmntgmm6e41kmr2v5j0p9jvnndd@4ax.com.. .
> >> My 2000 Toyota Solara (Camry) has a fully reclined driver's seat, that
> >> won't stay up.

>
> >> When I took off the cover at the bottom, I saw that there is a
> >> reclining motor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

>
> >> I've had the car for a year and never seen the switch!!!!!!! * Where
> >> is it?

>
> >> On the seat there are 3 swtiches, front up and down, forward and
> >> backward, and back up and down.

>
> It turns out there are ONLY 2 switch buttons, and the front one does
> all the things I just listed. * The rear button can be twisted and it
> made the seat back come back up again.!!! * * I was runing a wire from
> the trunk to the dashboard and spent some time stuffing it under the
> door threshold, and I must have pressed the button the other way. * I
> thought I used both hands on the wire, but that's my only explanation.
> Didn't hear a thing.
>
> I'm going to call this a senior moment, and in day or two when I have
> time, I'll tell you all about another senior moment involving cars.
> I'll also say something about the forwards/backwards switch.
>


The universe it trying to tell you something:
the car is doing its best to get you laid.
You should've heeded thy warning.
The sirens are eagerly waiting
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Old 20 Sep 2012, 01:51 am   #5 (permalink)
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On Mon, 20 Aug 2012 21:17:59 -0400, micky <NONONOmisc07@bigfoot.com>
wrote:

>On Mon, 20 Aug 2012 18:55:34 -0400, "MLD" <MLD@verizon.net> wrote:
>
>>If you're lucky you might find the reclining switch on the side of the back
>>(vertical) of the driver's seat.

>
>Thanks for your help.
>
>No I am not lucky. There was no switch there... boo hoo hooooo. ....
>but.....
>>
>>
>>"micky" <NONONOmisc07@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
>>news:nrc538tpmntgmm6e41kmr2v5j0p9jvnndd@4ax.com. ..
>>> My 2000 Toyota Solara (Camry) has a fully reclined driver's seat, that
>>> won't stay up.
>>>
>>> When I took off the cover at the bottom, I saw that there is a
>>> reclining motor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>>>
>>> I've had the car for a year and never seen the switch!!!!!!! Where
>>> is it?
>>>
>>> On the seat there are 3 swtiches, front up and down, forward and
>>> backward, and back up and down.

>
>It turns out there are ONLY 2 switch buttons, and the front one does
>all the things I just listed. The rear button can be twisted and it
>made the seat back come back up again.!!! I was runing a wire from
>the trunk to the dashboard and spent some time stuffing it under the
>door threshold, and I must have pressed the button the other way. I
>thought I used both hands on the wire, but that's my only explanation.


A new explanation has been found. I was sitting on the threshhold
with my back to the switch when I pushed t he switch with my back.
I liked it when cars were wider and there was more room to sit.

>Didn't hear a thing.
>

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