2013 CX-5 power seat parts

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2013 CX-5 Touring
Hi,

My driver side power seat, only moves forward/backward on the right side rail. After some troubleshooting I found the culprit. The connector flexible shaft on the left of the motor snapped.

Now the problem is where can I find a replacement? Besides from buying the whole power seat base.

Anyone have experience with this?

I will try Mazda Service tomorrow.
 

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yugrus

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CX-5 GT
Try car-part.com and call your local junkyards. I suspect any power seat for '13-16 would do. Might be cheaper then motor assembly from the dealer.
 
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2015 CX-5 GT AWD liquid silver
I have ordered parts from the people that advertise here, MedCenter Mazda. Even though they didn't have the parts in stock, the transaction went smooth. Call them.
 
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Cx-5
So I figured it out, mazda tries to sell you the whole lower part of the power seat which sells for about 600$, when all you actually need is to replace the cable of the motor, google search : "motorcraft mm 1100", it'll show up a power seat motor with cables similar to the one we need, it cost about 70$ which is better than 600$, what you're going to do is simply swap the cables that broke (pull the broken cable out with a needle nose pliers, and insert the new ones), you will have to measure the length of the broken cable (this means removing the piece attached to the motor and the piece attached to the white circular part connected to the tracks, and connect both piece to find the measurement) and use that measurement to cut the replacement cable to the same length (I used a high speed cutter pneumatic hand tool from my Job and it came out flawless), you have to loosen some nuts that hold the motor in place in order to wiggle in the replacement cable in the motor and the tracks, make sure both sides of the tracks are even before installing.
 
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Mazda6
BMW 2" Cable Also Worked for Mazda6

I decided to take a gamble and order the same BMW part for my Mazda6 when I had the same issue described above (left side of power seat would not move, right side would). Dealership quoted me at $1500 to replace "the whole bottom portion of the seat."

Decided to order the $12 part and took it to a local shop for the repair while I was at work. They fixed it within an hour for $100 or so.

Thanks for the discussion & advice!

Update,

Found a matching part in ebay last week. Was out of town for business trip :

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E46-Po...ash=item3af4162773:g:Ti4AAOSwlQ9ZoIfS&vxp=mtr

Cost is $12 shipped.

Part arrive today and it match! Lucky me.
Problem solved.
Thank you everyone for all the input.
 
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92 MX-3; 18 CX-5
Unless you have the most nimble hands in the world - no. You have to remove the seat to get to the motor which is under the seat cushion.
No more than 4 bolts. The only tricky bit:
If your seat has an air bag: Disconnect the negative battery lead, wait 1 - 5 minutes and then disconnect the air bag connector (usually yellow and also under the seat).
 
Hello community I just had this problem with my 2013 mazda CX5. I was looking for a replacement of the shaft and I found in Ebay an item which the seller stated that is a improved version of the shaft. Can some one let me know if this is the resal deal...?

 
Thanks to this thread I found out I have the same problem with the broken flexible shaft on the left side of the drivers seat.

I repaired it by sawing a bolt to 48mm long. I then square both ends of the bolt so that one side fit into the motor and the other into the gear.

When I first installed the new shaft it caused the whole thing to be very loud. I think the flexibilty of the OEM shaft dampens the vibration. So I took the shaft i made out again and wrapped electrical wire heat shrink around it. This made the shaft a little tough to put back into the motor and gear but it did the trick. The operation isn't as quiet as originally but it functions, isn’t too obnoxious, and was made from parts around the house. I measured the square shaft at 3mm x 3mm at end, approximately, and used my grinder to rough out the part. Cleaned it up with a dremmel.

Other materials may work better than a rigid steel bolt to provide flex.

I was thinking that if the other, longer side snapped then I could use one of those metal shish kabob skewers. Those might be just the right fit with some heat shrink for dampening.

Oh, and it was only two 10mm nuts to remove the motor. I accessed it from behind the drivers seat. I did not have to remove the seat but some people may. It wasn't the easiest access but not bad once you understand what you need to do and if you can lean far enough in to look under the seat.
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
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Plano, Texas, USA
Thanks to this thread I found out I have the same problem with the broken flexible shaft on the left side of the drivers seat.

I repaired it by sawing a bolt to 48mm long. I then square both ends of the bolt so that one side fit into the motor and the other into the gear.

When I first installed the new shaft it caused the whole thing to be very loud. I think the flexibilty of the OEM shaft dampens fhe vibration. So I took the shaft i made out again and wrapped electrical wire heat shrink around it. This made the shaft a little tough to put back into the motor and gear but it did the trick. The operation isnt as quiet as originally but it functions, isn’t too obnoxious, and was made from parts around the house.
I measured the square shaft at 3mm x 3mm at end, approximately, and used my grinder to rough out the part. Cleaned it up with a dremmel.

Other materials may work better than a ridgid steel bolt to provide flex.

I was thinking that if the other, longer side snapped then I could use one of those metal shish kabob skewers. Those might be just the right fit with some heat shrink for dampening.

Oh, and it was only two 10mm nuts to remove the motor. I accessed it from behind the drivers seat. I did not have to remove the seat but some people may. It wasnt the easiest access but not bad once you understand what you need to do and if you can lean far enough in to look under the seat.
Thanks for the write-up! Unfortunately the eBay stainless steel replacement seat motor drive shaft cable rod now has doubled the price for about $25.
 

Chris_Top_Her

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San Antonio, Texas
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'15 CX-5 Miata AWD
My seats been acting slow. I need to check my shaft might be failing too.
 
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