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Looking for some advice.
Driver side Lumbar motor quit. Seat power is O.K.
Dealer wants $500.00 to fix, I am a pretty good wrench but have not done one of these. Should I get the motor and tackle it or let the dealer do it?
Thanks for any :buhbye: Help
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For $500 I would be doing it myself.It can't be that difficult.its only a seat
 

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Make sure its $500, they quoted me $1000. The piece that makes the seat go up and down broke and its a plastic pc. over a threaded pc. The threaded pc is powered by a motor and they said I have to get the whole seat bottom with all the motors. I fixed it with 2 part epoxy and a clamp. That was a year ago. It just broke again. This time I will weld a sleeve on it. Take a good look and see if you can get the motors out for sure!

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It's only 4 nuts and a plastic connector to remove the seat.

Why not take it out, flip it over and see if you can tell what's going on. Maybe it's within your abilities to fix, or give someone like www.vette2vette.com a call if there is a particular part you think needs to be replaced. $500 seems like a lot of money. You are 2/3'rds towards buying a race seat. :thumbsup:
 

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You can always do what I did with my seat.
They make nice office chairs.

I looked at my seat and I think all of the motors should be accessible once you get your seat out of the car.

Here is what is in my car now.
The Sparco is actually more comfortable for me than the Corvette seat.
I use the velcro'd pads to adjust the lumbar support to my liking.
 

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You can always do what I did with my seat.
They make nice office chairs.

I looked at my seat and I think all of the motors should be accessible once you get your seat out of the car.

Here is what is in my car now.
The Sparco is actually more comfortable for me than the Corvette seat.
I use the velcro'd pads to adjust the lumbar support to my liking.
Very Nice!:thumbsup:
 

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Took Seat Out!

I took the seat out some time ago and could not see any broken parts. I think the GM factory part is for sure a complete (memory) seat bottom, less the controls. I will pull out my factory shop manual to make sure.
I have sent some e mails to Corvette Salvage to see if I can get a used part.
If anyone has a good Lt. Oak driver side memory seat for sale email me, as that may be an option. Thanks for all the suggestions.
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Make sure its $500, they quoted me $1000. The piece that makes the seat go up and down broke and its a plastic pc. over a threaded pc. The threaded pc is powered by a motor and they said I have to get the whole seat bottom with all the motors. I fixed it with 2 part epoxy and a clamp. That was a year ago. It just broke again. This time I will weld a sleeve on it. Take a good look and see if you can get the motors out for sure!

Art
Pump for seat was $312.00 inc. shipping. Non -returnable since it is a S.O.
They had the best price, now just hope I can fix the thing. Oh well, why not I ended up fixing my Mercrusier outdrive after the Mechanic gave up.
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Pump for seat was $312.00 inc. shipping. Non -returnable since it is a S.O.
They had the best price, now just hope I can fix the thing. Oh well, why not I ended up fixing my Mercrusier outdrive after the Mechanic gave up.
OGC5 :D
Good luck. I am going to get into mine as soon as things slow down. Too much to do this summer.

ART:thumbsup:
 

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Lumbar Motor fixed!

Good luck. I am going to get into mine as soon as things slow down. Too much to do this summer.

ART:thumbsup:
Got the Pump GM#12455493 and put it in today-lumbar works now!
The Mexican made GM pump assembly comes with a motor and air controller with hoses. The motor and controller are contained in seperate sacks made out of vinyl seat covering material. Pulled the old unit and installed new one, hooray it works.
The 2 power motors you will see under the seat work independent of the Lumbar pump unit. They control the up -down -back-forward, ect.
V8GRA:cheers: :buhbye:
 

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Got the Pump GM#12455493 and put it in today-lumbar works now!
The Mexican made GM pump assembly comes with a motor and air controller with hoses. The motor and controller are contained in seperate sacks made out of vinyl seat covering material. Pulled the old unit and installed new one, hooray it works.
The 2 power motors you will see under the seat work independent of the Lumbar pump unit. They control the up -down -back-forward, ect.
V8GRA:cheers: :buhbye:

Great! I am glad everything worked out. Now, enjoy the rest of the summer.

Art:thumbsup:
 
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