Chevy Captiva Power Seat Not Working – How To Fix

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 01/08/23 •  3 min read

Chevy Captiva Power Seat Not WorkingOne thing that is nice is being able to have a power seat in your vehicle and make it as comfortable as possible. Some high-end vehicles come with a feature that allows drivers to select their own seats on the vehicle based on what is familiar to them. It allows people to choose the position that best suits them while keeping the rest of the others unaware.

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When seats do what is right, it is beautiful. If your seats do not function properly, it can be very inconvenient to drive. You may notice that part of the seat does not work. You can look at the mechanics and try to repair it.

Some of the seats in cars are powered by a number of different types of motors, so figure out which one is doing what is causing the problem. If you know what the issue is, the next step is to identify the cause of the issue, and fix it.

How to Fix Chevy Captiva Power Seat Not Working

  1. To ensure that there isn’t any power loss to the chairs, check the fuses as well as circuit breakers. It might be a circuit breaker or fuse if you have 2 power chairs and none of them is operating. It is most likely not the fuse if one seat functions and the other doesn’t. 
  2. Turn your ignition to the ON position while leaving the engine off. Attempt to move the broken-down power seat and keep an ear out for the seat’s engine. Lift the switch if the motor is silent. Either the seat side or the door handle will have it.
  3. Use a test lamp to check if a voltage is present at the switch. If nothing is shown, check that the fuse panel is actually plugged in, and if it is, make sure that the switch is pressed, but not plugged in.
  4. If you cannot test your equipment, try disconnecting the power to the switch and testing it with a multimeter. If you have no continuity, then simply switch off the power completely.
  5. Test any relays that are connected between both the motor and the switch. To verify that the electricity is getting to the relay, turn the switch on and off. To check if the motor is receiving voltage from the relay, use a test light.

This may be done by moving or removing the seat for the test after making sure the relay is grounded. If one of the voltages is absent, inspect the wire for a short. Whether there is no electricity coming out, check the relay to see if it is working correctly. Replace the relay if it isn’t.

  1. Take the defective motor and test it using the vehicle’s battery & two jumper wires. Replace the motor if it is unresponsive.
  2. Finally, check the tracks, gears, and drive assembly-transmission to make sure the mechanism is in good working order. Any broken portions should be fixed.
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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.