Passat Sedan V6-3.6L (BLV) (2008)
Power Seat Switch: Customer Interest
Interior - L/H Front Seat Back Recliner Inoperative
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November 25, 2009
Seat, Recliner Inoperative, Vehicles without Memory Seats
Left front lumber/seat back recliner inoperative.
The driver side seatback recliner may stop operating or only move in one direction.
The lumbar/seat back recliner wiring harness, under the driver seat, may have come in contact (chaffed) with seat frame. Wiring harness damage may
damage the circuit board in the seat adjustment switch.
If the seat back recliner becomes inoperative, inspect the lumbar/seat recliner wiring harness for damage.
Normal diagnostic process must be followed to verify proper operation of the seat reclining motor circuit. If the entire seat is inoperative, test fuses,
wiring, and power at the seat switch. If the other seat motors are functional, the problem for the seat recliner function is in the switch, wiring to the
reclining seat motor or the seat motor.
Regardless if lumbar/seatback recliner wiring harness is damaged or not, the protective edging Part No. 3C0971882 still needs to be installed on seat
Harness protective edging added in production process, CW41/2009
Remove driver side seat from vehicle, see Repair Manual Group 72 in ElsaWeb.
Replace the seat adjustment switch 8E0 959 747A, see Repair Manual Group 72 in Elsa Web.
Install protective edging on seat frame where indicated and repair the lumbar/seat recliner wiring using the 1978A wiring repair kit.