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Old 05-14-2007, 05:05 PM
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Drivers Power Seat controls cover

So glad to be back in the forum asking about something NON-Transmission related!!!

My 03 TB LT's drivers' side seat controls cover (plastic cover that screws onto the seat) has broken -- the recesses that hold the screws - one of em - the plastic hole where the screw seats - has broken... so now it bends when I sit or get up - instead of staying secure against the seat.

Minor I guess - until it breaks all the way off - but anyone have any idea what the plastic cover costs and is it something I can buy or is it something the dealership has to provide?

I know it probably sounds like my weight did it - its the first thing I would think - but Im only about 190lbs (210 during the holidays admittedly).
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:17 PM
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Mine broke on the pass side, and my wife is < 150. It's just a cheap piece of plastic, not up to the job. I just drilled a hole and moved the screw. That was 18 - 20 months ago, held up so far.
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:49 AM
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problem on mine is that there are deep recesses / holes where the screw is able to 'hit' the frame/seat where it screws into. Because of how deeply its set, I cant simply move the screw... this image (the red circle) shows the hole/screw thats broken off at the connection point.

When I enter or exit the vehicle I can hear/feel it move and my fear is that it will break all the way off.

Anyone know what it costs to replace this or is there a DIY fix I can employ?

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Ok, u need to reuse the holes. What is broken, is it the screw, the clip (if there is one) that the screw goes into, or, if no clip, is the hole, that the screw threads into, stripped. On the pass side, the screw went into a hole in the frame. So, I'll guess the driver's side is the same. If so, Try a bigger diameter screw in the old hole. If there is a clip, replacing the clip might work.
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Old 05-21-2007, 12:19 PM
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What is broken, is it the screw, the clip (if there is one) .
Its the flat 'seat' at the bottom of thehole - its broken off and is still screwed to the 'frame' to which it screws... it just broke off flush from the base.
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Its the flat 'seat' at the bottom of thehole - its broken off and is still screwed to the 'frame' to which it screws... it just broke off flush from the base.
I'd go to the local auto store and buy some J/B Weld. Mix up a batch and insert a flat washer in the bottom of the recess. Put the mixture in the hole and wait for it to dry (24hrs). Drill out the hole and put the screw back into the repaired hole.
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Old 05-21-2007, 04:00 PM
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I found two part numbers listed in the GM service parts catalog for this piece, the 'driver seat outer adjuster cover', for 2003 Trailblazers with power seats, in pewter:

88981945 w/memory
88979497 w/o memory

I have no idea why there are two versions of this part for w/ and w/o memory - anybody have a clue?
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Old 05-21-2007, 05:31 PM
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PM me the last 8 digits of your VIN and I can give you a part number
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I found two part numbers listed in the GM service parts catalog for this piece, the 'driver seat outer adjuster cover', for 2003 Trailblazers with power seats, in pewter:

88981945 w/memory
88979497 w/o memory

I have no idea why there are two versions of this part for w/ and w/o memory - anybody have a clue?
I'll guess, the panel for memory seats has a different shape.
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My has broken in same spot 2 times

I also have the 03 power driver seat and mine broke about 2 years ago and they replaced under warranty. Now , just this week it has broken again in same spot.

Just like someone else said, I think it is a flaw in design. Every time I get in my big butt scoots across it and this I scooted for the last time before I broke it again.

I plan to got to the stealership tomorrow and have them order the part to fix it.

Very agravating that it has happened twice in 4 years !!!!!!!

I weight 210

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