Can the rear seat in 1997 Dodge ram van be set back up manually?

Asked by Feb 23, 2016 at 11:32 AM about the 1997 Dodge Ram 2500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Rear seat is down in bed form, when push up button the motor runs but seat
does not come back to a bench seat- can we put it up manually? Please help!!

6 Answers


Might try having someone give it a little push as you are pressing the button. Also inspect around seat for anything that might be putting it in a bind.


Dandy...a TWO person Job? that is unacceptable....the disabled motor setup probably will JAM on it~ best in this case if we can deduce why it ain't turnin'~ Button or actuator...could see if it's good with an ohm meter (disconnected of course) could go to the motor and test for the presence of 12V....the FUSE...somebody caused the JAM with something blocking (your gym suit) or something....and it overloaded~ let's try to find out why~ start testing the components...the FUSE is an important one~ we can do better then manually forcing a disabled mechanism and bending things~


something broke back there...let's replace that broken thing, please!~


I once owned a conversion van about the same year model. One little push up on the back seat would send it to operating correctly.


track suit and sneakers jammed in there be damned~!


If it a fuse which one. I don't have a manual book. Its on down sleeping mode. The switches not working. Help I have 2001 conversation van..

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