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#27 of 38 Re: Instructions on the rubber band fix
Jun 10, 2012 (12:57 pm)
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 38 Re: Instructions on the rubber band fix [peggie3]
Jun 12, 2012 (11:35 am)
Kudos for documenting that fix. There aren't enough people who take the time to do that nowadays.
#29 of 38 2007 Toyota Sienna XLE Rear Seats stuck
Jun 14, 2012 (2:25 pm)
My problem is slightly different. My single rear seat will come up and work properly. The 2 seat(larger seat) is stuck in the well. The back rest come up but the seat itself is stuck in the well. Has anyone faced this issue?
Thanks in advance
#30 of 38 04 Sienna XLE Drivers Seat Motor Problem
Jun 23, 2012 (2:15 pm)
I have an 04 Sienna XLE and the drivers seat won't move forward and back. There are 4 motors under the seat and Toyota won't sell the motors separately. You have to buy the entire base with all 4 motors for $1400. The motors don't have individual part numbers so I can find the part. I know that it's the motor in the front of the seat but no one has the part. I've spent hours on line and calling. Anyone have any idea on how to find the motor?
#31 of 38 Re: 04 Sienna XLE Drivers Seat Motor Problem [centurion1]
Jun 25, 2012 (12:34 pm)
Do it the old fashioned way - junk yard!
Parts recyclers. Sorry.
#32 of 38 3rd row seats suddenly stopped working
Sep 19, 2012 (2:35 pm)
My 2006 Toyota Sienna xle limited- 3rd row seats suddenly stopped working last week. Both big and the small seat come out of the well and latch (first part of the opening mechanism), but then fail to open (the two folds-base and the back stay folded). The electronic button makes a beeping noise for few sec and then stops.
Went to the dealer and wants $1800 to fix the problem. Wants to change the tracks?? if the track were a problem, it would not do the first part of the unfolding ???but then I am not an Auto mechanic. Any ideas???? thanks. I saw a fix posted on the the internet-http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f216b9e-, but I am not sure I understand how they fix it and where the rubber band go? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance.
#33 of 38 Re: 04 Sienna XLE Drivers Seat Motor Problem [centurion1]
Sep 19, 2012 (6:20 pm)
Unfortunate - I didn't see this post until now.
Hate it when dealers lie to customers. Of course the 4 motors are available separately.
Part numbers are: 8580160010 / 8580160020 / 8580160030 / 8580160040 and on line they seem to sell for around $275. But here's the catch: which motor is which? None of the parts diagrams I looked at spell that out clearly!!! I'm leaning towards 8580160010 as the others mention some function and this one is devoid of detail, but that's just a guess.
#34 of 38 Re: 3rd row seats suddenly stopped working [pq5h]
Sep 19, 2012 (6:26 pm)
Go back a page to post #27, click on the link to the Picasa photo page and follow the sequence of 4 pictures. Basically it looks like they are pulling down on the retainer on the end of the cable.
#35 of 38 Re: 2006 & 2007 Sienna 3rd row Power Seat stuck [agnosto]
Nov 17, 2012 (11:13 am)
thank you. You saved me $900.00. Dealer want to change the whole car seat frame.
#36 of 38 Re: Rubber bands worked [stokerstan]
Dec 15, 2012 (10:39 pm)
It sounds crazy, but it worked like a charm! I've had the same trouble - rear power seat would rise and latch, but the seat back would not come up. Two rubber bands later, everything is fixed.
I will definitely be back to this site when other issues come up. Thank's for saving me a bunch of money!