I've had a recurring problem with this vehicle for quite some time. The driver seat module counts the pulses from the position sensor signal circuits to determine the adjuster motor positions when storing or recalling memory seat position settings. Good luck and hope this helped. The driver seat module operates the seat adjuster motors by switching one of a motor's control circuits to battery voltage. My car was no longer covered by warranty, and power windows have now quit working. The driver was traveling at an unknown speed and became distracted, veering off the roadway. The approximate failure mileage was 135,000.
Disconnect the seat sub-harness connector to slide motor — see Fig. The seat adjuster motors are bidirectional and the direction of adjuster motor rotation is determined by which of the adjuster motor control circuits is switched to battery voltage while the other remains grounded. They make a great statement in trucks, hot rods and classics. As I am not an expert, I can only assume the housing for the fuse panel would relate to the cause of the fire as this is where most of the damage occurred. I had so many different electrical problems since purchasing the car that I could not help but to think they wereall connected to the same common problem, and it made me wonder what will happen next. Nov 02, 2017 Have the switch tested for the seat and also verify the seat has power to the switch before you do any parts replacing.
Immediately, the contact exited the vehicle. If motor operates, Go To Pinpoint Test J. The driver's seat was stuck in the forward position. After starting the vehicle smoke was present beneath the seat and the fuse box. The seat moves up towards the stirring wheel and sometimes will not stop. The contact stated that after parking her vehicle the passenger seat began to smoke.
Please rate my help for Fixya, it helps to improve my standing on the site. If you find no power check owners manual for the location of the power seat fuses, they are likely under the hood. The authorized dealer refused to repair the vehicle free of charge regarding the safety defect. It remains in the locked position. However, the dealer stated that the part was on back order. The driver seat module supplies the seat adjuster switch assembly with a battery positive reference voltage. The recline motor position sensor is supplied with it's own 5-volt reference ground circuits from the driver seat module.
Nov 30, 2017 I just bought a 2005 Nissan Altima that had the same problem. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the heated seat switch was the cause of the failure. I can even hear the switch click but there is no movement. During adjuster motor operation the hall effect position sensor provides a single pulse for every revolution of the adjuster motor shaft. Having a qualified repair shop check it would be your best bet.
I took the motor and the worm gear off of the bottom of the seat. The memory recall switch assembly on the driver's door provides inputs to the driver door module. The signal voltage monitored by the driver seat module ranges from 0. This first occurred with an odometer reading of 31,242. We do not know when the fire occurred.
Thank you for your help. The driver maneuvered the steering wheel in various directions in an effort to regain control of the vehicle. However, the recall service repair had not corrected the safety defect. The vehicle was driven to the side of the road. While the seat adjuster switches are in an inactive state the switch contacts are closed to the adjuster switch ground circuit. If motor operates, Go To Pinpoint Test M. The failure mileage was not available.
While the seat adjuster motors are in an inactive state the motor control circuits are closed to ground circuit contacts within the driver seat module. There was heavy smoke that expelled from underneath the front driver seat. Souunds as if the switch may be the issue or at least I hope it is from a financial prospective lol. Aside from some fiddling with the grille and light design, many of the additions in 2002 have to do with more standard features. The police extinguished the fire. The recliner motor is mounted to the backrest frame. I soldered it on the spot and it solved the problem.
Nissan has been aware of this problem in 2000-2003 Nissan Maximas, and have issued service bulletin ntb02-001C. Thanking you for your time and hope this will help everyone that owns a Maxima by Nissan issuing a recall on their front seat safety mechanisms that are defective. Jul 14, 2009 only 4 bolts hold the seat in they may have a plastic cover on them that can be popped off with a screwdriver. Each seat adjuster motor is controlled by the driver seat module through 2 motor control circuits. The driver was not injured however, a passenger was killed. Power recliners and motors are only serviceable by installing a new backrest frame assembly.