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Old December 21st, 2004, 14:14
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does my seat recline???

Okay maybe I'm just a retard(my wife would agree) but I can't seem to recline the seat in my 88xj. it has power seats and I know that the three buttons move it up and down, forward and back, and tilt it, but why can't I recline it.
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Old December 21st, 2004, 16:44
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Re: does my seat recline???

The only time Ive had mine recline was when my wife broke the welds in the seat back.
I know Im not funny, but I keep on trying.
Whenever I feel the need to recline the seat, I usually crawl in the back, with whomever, Im trying to recline with.
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Old December 22nd, 2004, 01:08
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Re: does my seat recline???

My 91 Limited has power seats also. They tilt, but do not recline.
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Old December 22nd, 2004, 04:54
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Re: does my seat recline???

On my 4-door model, the front seats recline.
On my 2-door model, they do not.

The seats on the 2-door need to lean forward so that someone can get in back. I guess they didn't design them to lean both ways.
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Old December 22nd, 2004, 07:13
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Re: does my seat recline???

Mine is a four door. Is there a lever somewhere that maybe I don't see?
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Old December 22nd, 2004, 07:57
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Re: does my seat recline???

Both the '94 and the '96 that I have owned reclined although not enough. There should be a lever on the seat.
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Old December 22nd, 2004, 09:03
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Re: does my seat recline???

My '88 is a limited with leather seats. The lever is on the side:


You either don't have reclining seats, or the handle fell/broke off.
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Old December 22nd, 2004, 09:20
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Re: does my seat recline???

Okay, well I found the lever, but the handle is gone. I think Ineed a sledge hammer to move it!!
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Old December 22nd, 2004, 10:45
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Re: does my seat recline???

I'm thinking your seats are Waggy seats but reskinned
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Old December 22nd, 2004, 11:07
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Re: does my seat recline???

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My '88 is a limited with leather seats. The lever is on the side:


You either don't have reclining seats, or the handle fell/broke off.
well mines an 88 limited also, and I'm pretty sure it's all stock. The picture looks just like mine. Does the handle push forward, up, down?
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Old December 22nd, 2004, 15:55
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Re: does my seat recline???

The handle usually points forward. You lift it up to release the catch allowing the seat to recline. If I remember correctly it should have a screw to keep the handle in place.
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Old December 22nd, 2004, 21:50
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Re: does my seat recline???

that's weird. It's almost like they're just bolted to the seat. i can't see in past the upholstery, but I try to move what is there, and it doesn't move at all. I can't imagine that lever being there for no reason!?!?!
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