How can I move power car seats without power?

My uncle sold me his Mercedes that he’s neglected. It has a dead battery, a sludged-up engine, and a whole other host of issues, but it has a lot of potential. The first thing I want to do is move the seats back to clean the inside, but I don’t know how to move them. How can I move power car seats without power?

Answer
Your uncle’s Mercedes sounds like a great project to undertake, so hats off to you! To move power car seats without power, you’ll need to purchase a winder tool to manually wind the seats’ motor.
You can purchase this tool online or at your local auto shop. Once you fit it to your motor, turning it to the right will move your seat backward and turning it left will move your seat forward.
Ideally, this should allow you to move your seats to clean. If it doesn’t work, your next option would be to get a jumpstart or purchase a new battery to power your seats.
After you have your new Mercedes clean and in working condition, be sure to get it covered with the best car insurance with Jerry.
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Chloe Jenkins
Answered on Nov 29, 2021
Chloe has a BA in Communication and Media Arts from Montclair State University and more than four years of experience in content writing, editing, and research. Before getting behind the keyboard at Jerry, Chloe was an Assistant Coordinator at her university and a film enthusiast working for the Montclair Film Festival. When she's not writing about car insurance, she spends her time with her pets, playing video games, or enjoying long weekend hikes.
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