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On my 2012 routan van, when the driver seat is moved forward

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on my 2012 routan van, when the driver seat is moved forward for my wife to drive the wipers, instrument warning light go of and on. when the seat is moved way back it stops. Checked wires under seat but don't see and loose connections or frayed wires. Any idea what the problem is ? Jay Jwzak
JA: Have you checked the fuses? Do you know if there is power to the wiper motor?
Customer: there is power to wiper motor and the switch works for on off and intermittent operation
JA: Are you fixing your Routan yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes I would like to fix myself but really don't see what is causing the proble. I disconnected the battery to reset the computer and repositioned the wires under the seat but to no awail
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: yes the problem occurs when the driver seat is more than half way forward but stops when positioned fur ther back
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 1 month ago.

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I do need some more information.

  • i do need a vin # of the vehicle to pull up the factory repair information to assist.

thanks

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I,m waiting for a response
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 1 month ago.

i have requested a vin # so i can get the factory information and wiring diagrams for the vehicle please

thanks

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I emailed the vin number yesterday.....repeated below
2c4rvabg8cr355131
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 1 month ago.

OK THANKS FOR THE INFO.

IS THERE ANY POSSIBILITY TO MOVE THE SEAT TO THE POSITION TILL THE WEIRD ACTIVITY ACTS UP THEN UNPLUG ALL CONNECTORS FROM THE MAIN LOOM TO THE SEAT TO SEE IF THE ACTIVITY STOPS?

THANKS

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Wolfgang,
Thank you for your response. Following your suggestion I removed the leads under the seat one at a time and checked if the problem stopped. I didn't,t try this before because I could not get the lead locks open. Tried again and was successful. There are two leads which connect into the seat bottom and are marked #1 and #2. With lead #1 disconnected the problem quit even with the seat positioned all the way forward. With the lead disconnected the seal fwd and back worked, the Lombard pump worked and th e seat back motor worked also. I also started the car ok. Question can you tell me what the lead #1 is used for. Then I will be able to determine if a wire in the connected is shorted or crossed or there is a faulty component
Jay jezak
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 1 month ago.

can you provide a picture of the connector and location for me to assist?

thanks

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