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    Default C5 seat only goes forward, and heater/ AC misbehaving

    I brought my 2003 C5 over from Vic, to Tas, owned from new.

    The front passenger seat just decided it will only move forward, not backward.

    I live near Burnie, also on West Tamar.

    1: Is this a known issue with a known fix?
    2; Who can fix it?
    3: Are any C5s being dismantled in Tas? (this one has the light grey seats, leather, 70th Anniversary model)

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    Also an intermittent issue when the heater/AC blows cold as adjusted on drivers side, and superhot on passenger side. Pretty awful in Summer. At the moment it is good, but becomes naughty for no reason, then corrects. So the motors work...

    Thanks guys.

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    I'd check if the heater flap motor isn't driving the flap properly. The flap female wears away from the drive male. You can check with the glovebox out, look at the top drive. One fix is a longer drive on the motor. See C5 Dual Zone Climate Control Fault

    From the UK parts suppliers you can also buy a modified flap.
    Last edited by seasink; 19th April 2016 at 11:33 PM.

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    Hello fellow Tasmanian resident with a C5. Mine had the same problem with the heater which was solved by the longer flap motor. I was speaking to Balki the other day and I believe he has a parts C5 arriving shortly. He's also located in northern Tas. He'll probably chime in here at some point - if he's not too busy.

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    I think that the early seat is like the facelift model.

    The fore/aft and up/down movement is achieved by a motor driving a flexible cable drive to a gearbox on the frame. On mine, one of the gearboxes had come adrift with a couple of the bolts loosening and falling out. This dislodged the drive so it wouldn't do its thing.

    Look for a drive cable lying unconnected underneath. This would be a good indication of a similar issue.

    Replacing the gearbox with a couple of new bolts and re-inserting the drive cable solved my problem.

    I needed to remove the whole seat to get to all of this properly and that's possibly your best move. Not hugely difficult, but crikey it's heavy!

    So far (says he, frantically touching lots of wooden things) my heater has behaved impeccably so I can't help with your other issue.

    Good luck, Pottsy
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    Hi,

    Seat issue I had was the same as Pottesy's and resolved the same. Take the seat out or turn it over perhaps. Replace the bolt in the hole when you find the spot. If in doubt look at the other side seat !! Perhaps only one bolt has fallen out yet and the gearbox is swinging one way and jamming the other !

    The heater issue is the standard failure. It can be fixed several ways. However replacing a flap would be my least preferred one. You might have to start dismantling at the front bumper and keep going till you see it !!!!

    I have a copy of the fix by a pommie guy that I could send. People seem to want to do a more expensive and complicated fix however. I used the cheap simple one
    However you do it, it must be done sooner or later as pretending it has gone away, just because it is currently good, is just head in the sand. Some people think that not touching the controls will let it just jam there and it will be OK but they fail to see the auto controls just move the flaps continuously to get the temperature to the setting.
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    Hi
    My C5 seat had same issues, passenger side, I just removed the plastic trim around the bottom and worked with a mirror and small work light. From memory I think I removed the two front seat mount screws and tilted it back with a wooden wedge. Anyway that fixed it.

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    I can only observe that nothing like this ever happened with our Xantia.
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    if you call me on 0408781254 i can help you sort these issues out
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    Thanks everyone, I am going to call Balki very soon, as he is probably aware of the issues and only 15/20 mins from home.
    Big smile. Actually this sort of put me off buying another C5 or C6 in Tas, as the auto elec in Burnie wouldnt touch it.
    I find PRIDE AUTO in Launceston good for most things with the C5, Alfa and Ford.

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    Balki fixed it in a few minutes. Thanks everyone!

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