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Unread 06-06-2013, 02:33 PM   #1
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WJ Drivers seat recline not working

I am an XJ guy but I figured I should post this question in the WJ section. I recently picked up some 2001 WJ 6 way power leather seats to swap into my XJ. I installed and wired up the passenger side seat using the red and black wires from the harness as power and ground for power recline. Worked perfectly. Moving on to the drivers side I attempted to do the same however the seat won't recline. I tried using a 12v battery to test the wires coming from the harness but I couldn't get the seat to move. At this point I am thinking either bad recline switch, or the motor is shot. Anyone got some pointers on how I could test these ideas?

On a side note does anyone know which wires I need to wire up if I want to get the lumbar support working as well?

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Unread 06-06-2013, 05:21 PM   #2
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I wired a set of 10 way power, heated, memory leather seats to my WJ that came with manual cloth, I didn't even have the harness prewired for the driver's seat. Anyway, use a Power Probe to test the recline motor, or just jump it. That's a pretty easy check. As far as the wiring goes, I'm not too sure. Check out wjjeeps.com as they have pretty good wiring diagrams.
And as far as lumbar support, the wires for that run along the outside of the seat. Should just be a positive and ground wire from the switch to the motor.
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Unread 06-06-2013, 11:16 PM   #3
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I'll check out wjjeeps.com, I was using a 12v battery to try and test the recline but no luck, that's why I was wondering about wiring, or maybe a bad motor etc.
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Unread 06-07-2013, 05:23 AM   #4
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My RECLINE switch will sometimes not work. Tap the worm gear under the seat a few times, lightly with a hammer, and it works...
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Unread 06-07-2013, 08:50 AM   #5
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I'll have to try that as well.
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