This motor is the device by which the driver’s seat set-up can be altered to allow for drivers of differing size and shape to choose their ideal driving position. The seat motor is usually located under the seat. There can be up to three different motors which will alter different sections of the seat. The height of the seat, forward and backward movement of the seat and the backrest angle can all be changed using the motors.

The motor can be activated by pressing buttons or switches on the left side of the driver’s seat or by the operation of a separate, stand-alone mechanism. The motor is powered by connection to the vehicle battery.

If the seat motor fails to operate this may be due to faulty wiring, poor terminal connections or the motor itself may have burnt out or be faulty. To service or replace the motors it will probably be necessary to remove the whole seat to gain access to the wiring or the motor itself.