AutoMD ... 7/28/2018
2005 Honda Accord EX 4 Cyl 2.40L
Body & Interior
Trying to fix a broken Recline Motor, L Height Geared
I am trying to replace a broken Motor, L. Geared (Height). I have a 2005 Honda Accord EX (4 Door). The part # is 81603 SDA A41. The recline button does not move the seat. The up/down button and back/forward button both work. I went to a salvage yard and I thought I was getting just the motor but they gave me the whole frame from the bottom of the seat. This works a little better so I can see what needs to be removed on my existing seat. I have removed two bolts that are actually on a brace of some sort. The issue I am having is with the front part of the motor. What is the correct way to remove this replacement motor from its current housing unit. I can't tell if I need to unscrew the bolt in the back and slide the unit off or somehow remove the unit from the front. On the front it looks like there is a pin but I can't figure out how to remove it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
There are a number lot of small metal clips to remove - called hog rings. Its better to have the Factory service manual and go from there.