370Z Roadster passenger power seat switch

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370Z Roadster passenger power seat switch

Postby Grandit » Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:59 pm

2010 370 Roadster Sport. My passenger power seat switch does not work, either forward/back or seat back. Dealer tells me that it is the switch which is not available anywhere. I would like to strip the switch to clean it etc and see if that works. The manual says remove the seat to remove the switch!
Does anyone know if you can remove the seat switch without removing the seat? There are two screw holes in the side of the switch which of course you cannot see into because of the tight quarters because they are close to the console trim work. I am thinking that a close access screwdriver might work but don't want to launch into it if it ends up being a mess or I break something.


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Re: 370Z Roadster passenger power seat switch

Postby AZhitman » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:14 pm

Welcome aboard!

Pages 82 through 93 should help here: https://www.nicoclub.com/service-manual ... 010/SE.pdf

Looks like the seat will need to come out, and your dealer rep is full of it.

A quick search revealed those switches are readily available (part # 87066-1EJ2A)

https://www.nissanpartsdeal.com/oem-nis ... witch.html
https://conceptzperformance.com/nissan- ... _18304.php
https://www.coulternissanparts.com/p/Ni ... 1EJ2A.html

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Re: 370Z Roadster passenger power seat switch

Postby Grandit » Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:40 pm

Thank you AZhitman for the greeting and the response. The links that you provided for the part are all for the LH seat - ie driver's seat. I am looking for the passenger seat switch and therein lies the problem. I have not found anywhere that has it.
As the seat is pretty well in the back position, I cant see how to even get the seat out. Is that even possible if you cannot move the seat? How would one access the rear bolts?
I am ready to try to take the seat out if that is what it takes to get at the switch and take the switch apart to see if I can fix that. Any clues on any of this would be helpful.

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Re: 370Z Roadster passenger power seat switch

Postby AZhitman » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:36 pm

Yep, I see the disclaimer in the FSM now:

"Never disassemble front passenger seat cushion assembly. (USA/Canada model only)
Always replace as an assembly. For front passenger seat service parts, refer to the service part catalogue."

In that case, I'd start scouring car-part.com for a matching passenger seat, and just swap them.

Hard to say without laying hands on it, but I'd guess if you can disconnect the harness underneath and apply 12v and ground to the correct pair of terminals, you could 'jumper' the fore/aft motor and move the seat temporarily to remove it.

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Re: 370Z Roadster passenger power seat switch

Postby Grandit » Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:29 pm

Yea this is all very strange and very annoying. I cannot think of a reason why the seat cannot come apart. I think you hit it on the head though, buy a whole replacement cushion. Sigh....


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