Last post on Sep 03, 2013 at 11:07 AM
You are in the Toyota Sienna
What is this discussion about?
Toyota Sienna, Van
#19 of 43 Re: 2006 & 2007 Sienna 3rd row Power Seat stuck [notacarperso]
Oct 06, 2011 (11:58 am)
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 43 Re: 2006 & 2007 Sienna 3rd row Power Seat stuck [agnosto]
Oct 09, 2011 (11:02 am)
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 43 Re: 2006 & 2007 Sienna 3rd row Power Seat stuck [notacarperso]
Oct 11, 2011 (5:00 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 43 Re: 2006 & 2007 Sienna 3rd row Power Seat stuck [gmaf]
Oct 13, 2011 (8:16 am)
Thanks! The rubber band trick really works.
#24 of 43 Re: 2006 & 2007 Sienna 3rd row Power Seat stuck [cerrmj1]
Oct 28, 2011 (3:25 am)
Thank you so much. It absolutely works! In two minutes I fixed something the dealer here in Fort Collins, Colorado wanted $650 for! And it would have only broken again! My wife thinks I'm a genius, but I gave this forum the credit. Thanks for the member who submitted pictures. It would have taken awhile to figure in out without them, but it truly is a miracle fix!
#25 of 43 hair bands work too
Jun 02, 2012 (6:31 pm)
Amazing! Several months ago, both our 3rd row seats got stuck. My wife took it to the dealer and we left it overnight. They charged a diagnostic fee, something like $50-$100. They couldn't figure it out and wanted $1,200 to fix it. So she has been driving it around since then with the seats down. We want to use the 3rd row this summer, so I found this forum, read agnosto's post and pictures and used four hair bands to fix it in just a couple of minutes. I couldn't believe it was so easy and I am impressed with Agnosto for figuring it out. Two lessons: Never trust the dealer and always check the internet.
#27 of 43 Re: Instructions on the rubber band fix
Jun 10, 2012 (11:57 am)
I just fixed mine. When the little seat died, and the dealership said "$700", I decided to just live with it. Today the big seat died too.
-Four rubber bands
Someone posted pictures, but not instructions. Here is what I did:
-Bring the seat up as far as it will go.
-As it can't complete, it will beep at you for a minute, but that will stop.
-There's a plastic panel covering the mechanism.
-Grab the top part of the plastic panel and snap it off.
-Hook the rubber bands on, like these pictures
(There are four pictures. Click through with those light grey arrows)
-The seats will go up now. Unbelievable.
-Snap the plastic panel back on.
#28 of 43 Re: Instructions on the rubber band fix [peggie3]
Jun 12, 2012 (10:35 am)
Kudos for documenting that fix. There aren't enough people who take the time to do that nowadays.