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I have 2003 camery seat stuck forward, see current draw with

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i have 2003 camery seat stuck forward, see current draw with switch, seat doesn't move backwards.
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Customer: Seat stuck all the way forward
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: holding button, tapping track, want to remove seat cant get to fourth bolt, inside right
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  mike switzer replied 9 months ago.
what is your current draw?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
mike not sure but the interior light dims, telling me the motor is pulling current..
Expert:  mike switzer replied 9 months ago.
if your interior lights are dimming then the motor is pulling too much current indicating the motor is seizing same concept as a starter that is stuck. you will need to have the motor replaced.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
where is the fourth bolt for the seat, got out three, is it insde next to console, or under the seat? the three i have are back two and one next to door, driver side, cant see the last one.
Expert:  mike switzer replied 9 months ago.
it will be upfront by the center console on the end of the seat track.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
thanks, ***** *****
Expert:  mike switzer replied 9 months ago.
you may need to pop a piece of plastic trim off to un cover it.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
thanks, ***** ***** find it
Expert:  mike switzer replied 9 months ago.
how far stuck forward is the seat?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
the seat is all the way fprward, its electric, and not mounted like the passenger seat, the right bolt is not visible and seems in a inaproprite place, lol.
Expert:  mike switzer replied 9 months ago.
yes that is why i asked if the seat is all the way forward then it is going to be quite difficult to access that bolt.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
yes, ive been trying half a day, can you down load me a picture,
Expert:  mike switzer replied 9 months ago.
they do not list an exploded view of the seat track assembly.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
thanks mike, need to find a picture of this last bolt, then i can blidly feel for it to remove, got to get out, quess youtube is better and free. lol.
Expert:  mike switzer replied 9 months ago.
sorry i wasnt able to provide a picture for you let me do a bit more digging. also some of those bolts have a small plastic cap on them that will feel like a hard nipple to be blunt. haha
Expert:  mike switzer replied 9 months ago.
found something! found a tsb that explains how to manually move the seat to reveal the track bolts. although you will need to install atleast one of the door side track bolts for this to work properly.
Expert:  mike switzer replied 9 months ago.
hope that helps and if you have a spare moment to leave me a rating it would be appreciated.

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