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#14 of 38 Re: 2006 & 2007 Sienna 3rd row Power Seat stuck [cerrmj1]
Aug 03, 2011 (6:56 pm)
Thanks for the post Bob! I have a 2008 Sienna. I bought the Toyota extended care warranty when we bought it new and am getting a lesson in just exactly what it covers!
I have the same issue with the folding rear seats. This is the second time I have had it in to be fixed. It seems to be intermittent.
The seat was stuck down for a month, after we jiggled the wires it suddenly worked again. Now my AUX port is no longer working. I live near several Toyota dealers so I shopped around when I bought this van. We ended up buying in the next town over. First, we learned that not all dealers have the same protection plans. I thought that if I bought a Toyota at the dealer the protection plans they sold me there would be Toyota affiliated. I bought the Resist All Fabric Protection and the local dealer will not honor it, so I have to go to the other dealer to take care of any fabric issues. Not a big deal, but would have been nice to know up front. Also, if anyone is thinking of using the Toyota Extended Care Warranty please understand that there is a difference between the parts and labor it covers and the diagnostic fee. I didn't understand that diagnosis of the problem is not considered labor. Not a nice surprise at the end of the day.
#15 of 38 Re: 2006 & 2007 Sienna 3rd row Power Seat stuck [notacarperso]
Sep 18, 2011 (9:06 am)
I love the internet... and you folks who took the time to put the solution on the net. I just placed 2 rubber bands as shown in the pictures and now have a functioning 3rd row seat again.
agnosto, you should set up a pay pal account for people to donate some of their savings to you.
#16 of 38 Rubber bands worked
Sep 21, 2011 (11:05 am)
The internet and you guys are great. I used the rubber bands as shown in the photos and it worked.
I searched the internet on a whim because I was planning on taking the van to the shop tomorrow.
This is the second time the internet helped me with vehicle problems the first was with my GMC car key fob. It quit working on my car and I found some info on the internet and it cost me abot $10 and my keyflob now works.
I so stoked now.
Like the previuos message
#17 of 38 Re: 2006 & 2007 Sienna 3rd row Power Seat [gvondo]
Sep 28, 2011 (8:06 am)
My third row seats are stuck in my 2006 sienna. I see that you all are talking about how to fix it. I am a novice at these things and do not know how to find the links you all are talking about. Can you help me with step by step instructions. I am a sr. citizen and can't spend thousands to fix. Any help is appreciated.
#18 of 38 Re: Thank you! [wileyd]
Sep 28, 2011 (12:35 pm)
Thank you to all. We were able to fix our seats at no expense, but thanks to all who bother sharing their experiences.
#19 of 38 Re: 2006 & 2007 Sienna 3rd row Power Seat stuck [notacarperso]
Oct 06, 2011 (12:58 pm)
Thank you for re-posting the links/pictures on how to fix this problem. I went to the Toyota dealer and left my car. When I got home I decided to goggle this problem and was surprised to find the rubber band fix. The dealership wanted $719.00 to fix the problem (replacing the bottom piece). I told them I wanted to check out the rubber band option and they looked at me as if I were crazy. They charged me a $95.00 diagnostic fee (why or why didn't I google first). Brought the van home and gave it a try. Yes, I could do it manually by depressing the black knobs -- but the two rubber bands worked just fine. I was amazed that a 68 year old woman could figure it out -- it was sooooooo easy. Thank you again!!!!
#20 of 38 Re: 2006 & 2007 Sienna 3rd row Power Seat stuck [agnosto]
Oct 09, 2011 (12:02 pm)
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR POSTING THE FIX WITH PICTURES!! Our single seat has been down for 2 years - just never have had the need to fix it. But yesterday the other side did not come up - so turn to the WEB and the rubber band fix works PERFECT!!
#22 of 38 Re: 2006 & 2007 Sienna 3rd row Power Seat stuck [notacarperso]
Oct 11, 2011 (6:00 pm)
thank you , thank you, for the pictures men this pics save me hounders the dlls a least 600 or 700 dlls. now i can put back my seat back..... yeeaaahhhh
#23 of 38 Re: 2006 & 2007 Sienna 3rd row Power Seat stuck [gmaf]
Oct 13, 2011 (9:16 am)
Thanks! The rubber band trick really works.