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Old May 23rd, 2011, 03:43 PM
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RRC power seat help

Ive had issues with my switches before but usually a little spray of WD40 into the switch fixes it... now I just hear a clicking noise coming from the relay and the seat wont move in any direction. Anyone know how to fix this?
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 06:14 PM
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I never messed with the relay. Mine would not move back and forth so I took the toggle switch out and took it apart. Be careful opening it! there are like 20 4mm ball bearings and 10-20 little springs in there. just shine up the copper connectors and get the dust and gunk out. put it all back together and the connections should help it move.

Its like opening up an old ass video game controller. 1980s style switches. Mine work perfect now.
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 06:28 PM
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Is the battery in the ECU corroded?
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there is a battery in the ECU?
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Old May 24th, 2011, 08:57 AM
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Ok so im working on the seat switch this morning and realize its moving my power mirrors! Seriously how is this possible?! Only in a rover.
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Same issue on a 95 i douched the switch out with contact cleaner, i had the seat going places it had never been before.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 09:02 AM
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Ok so im working on the seat switch this morning and realize its moving my power mirrors! Seriously how is this possible?! Only in a rover.
haha, that is funny. my mirror switch isn't working... maybe I should mess with the seat to get it to work!
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I tried that Phillip and now it moves my driver side mirror! I am confused.
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I tried that Phillip and now it moves my driver side mirror! I am confused.
Your seat ECU is fried because the battery in it corroded.

Good luck finding a good one and if you do, replace the battery asap. dweb has the info from when I did mine.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 11:51 AM
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Where is it?
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not just rovers..... had a 94 bentley that did the same thing. move the seats and the pass mirror would move. be happy you have to by land rover stuff, not bentley!! =)
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Where is it?
Under the drivers seat. Greyish colored metal box. If you have a 1995 it is easy to get out. 1994 on down you need to move the seat to access the rear bolts.

Any car with memory seats WILL have this issue sooner or later. DUMB DUMB DUMB design.
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Would a disco have the same seat ECU?
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Would a disco have the same seat ECU?
Nope. RRC with power memory seats only part.

Got mine used from roverguy. He went through his stash and found the one with the least corrosion and sent it and it worked so I swapped out the battery. Roverdude said he had one as well at the time.
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Ive got to figure out how to hotwire it. I dont care if it works all the time. Just need to move the seat up so i can teach my niece to drive and then Ill put it back and never touch it again.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 11:21 PM
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There is a post on dweb about how to do it. Some shop in the pacific NW did it and explained the procedure.

~$200 for a used ECU and $18 shipped for the battery is much easier than what was explained there.
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