Hyundai Genesis driver seat problems can be a hassle. Unfortunately, it is inevitable to happen at one point, so it is best to know how to get this issue resolved.
Sometimes, you can easily figure out how to manually adjust power seats yourself instead of going straight to the mechanic. In fact, it is a good way to start, which can be an easy fix most of the time.
So, if you are wondering how to fix a stuck manual car seat or power seat in your Hyundai Genesis, you’re at the right place. We’ll teach you all you need to know about the power seat switch repair and some troubleshooting tips to help you solve this issue. Let’s go right ahead.
Solving Hyundai Genesis Driver Seat Problems
First things first – you need to find out where your power seat switch is. What this component does is to let you move your seat up, down, or back and forth. Just a simple touch of the button is all it takes to shift the position.
However, there are certain instances when problems with the power seat switch arise. These include:
1. Seat moves slowly.
Perhaps you already pressed the switch to your power seat, yet it moves so slowly no matter which direction you want it to go. In this case, there is an issue with your switch.
Fortunately, you can still get the switch replaced before it completely stops working. Some common reasons behind this malfunctioning concern include a wiring problem or the switch has some defects.
No matter what the cause may be, it is important to test the voltage using a multimeter. You can do this if you have the tool or have a mechanic do this for you.
2. Seat does not move as you press the switch.
Another issue with the power seat switch is that the seat does not move as you press the switch. If so, then you need to inspect the seat.
At other times, you may notice a movement to your seat but stops right away as you press the button. While the switch has not failed completely just yet, it means it is about to.
Hence, a replacement is necessary to get it to work as normal again.
3. Seat fails to move at all.
Lastly, if there’s no movement at all to your seat even after you press the switch, then it means the fuse may be broken.
But there are instances when this issue arises even without a blown fuse. Thus, you will have to replace the power seat switch, so you can adjust the seat in your preferred position.
Can You Manually Adjust Your Power Seat?
Let’s say you would rather try your best first to see if you could fix the issue without the help of a mechanic. What should you do then?
Thankfully, there are some simple steps you can take to adjust your seat. Here are the steps and the tools you need to get it started.
1. Adjust with a winder.
The easiest and quickest way to adjust a power seat manually is with a winder tool. This is a factory-standard tool, so you should be able to use it no matter what car model you have.
Connect the tool to the electric seat’s motor. You will have to use a designated port, which you can find after you have located the seat’s electric motor.
Next, turn the winder to the right, which allows your seat to move backward. Then, if you move to the left, the seat goes forward. Tinker around until you have adjusted it to your preferred position.
2. Work on the seat’s inner mechanism to adjust it.
Now, this is a more complex way of solving Hyundai Genesis driver seat problems. It is a bit more elaborate and requires some technical skills on your part.
But if step one did not work, then you have no choice but to go ahead with this technique instead.
First be sure to have all the materials required for this task. These include a hand drill or pliers, screwdriver, bolt cutters, knife or scissors, safety goggles, and gloves.
– Remove the car seat.
If you are in the garage (which is the best place to work on this instead of while on the road), open the rear of your seat with a knife or scissors. Then, detach the seat from your vehicle.
– Cut the seat mesh
Once your seat has been removed, snip away the mesh underneath your seat using pliers or a bolt cutter. This allows you to access the shaft responsible for changing the seat’s position. It is imperative that you don’t accidentally cut other components of your seat – only the wire mesh.
– Move the shafts
With the shafts exposed, you can now adjust the angle of your seat manually. Use your pliers to shift the shaft in your desired direction. It can be a slow process and would require you about 15 turns of your pliers before you can get the shaft to run. But be patient and consistent in trying to turn the shaft.
– Test out your new seat position
Before you drive away after figuring out your preferred seat position, be sure to test it out first. Place the seat back into your car, sit and check if the position works for you. Some adjustments may be necessary, and in this case, you will have to remove the car seat again.
There you have the different ways to solve Hyundai Genesis driver seat problems.
Do take note, however, that the power seat switch repair is something professional mechanics must do; it is best to leave it up to the experts.
You may manually adjust the car seat based on the steps we have shared with you. Yet it is not a permanent fix. At the end of the day, you still need to make sure an expert checks your power seat switch to get it repaired or replaced to prevent further issues such as this one in the future.