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2001 GMC Jimmy Reclining Seat Handle

mcaknuppmcaknupp Posts: 1
edited September 2014 in GMC
Does anyone out there have a problem with the reclining seat handle shaft breaking? I heard this is problem with these high back seats. Where can I get replacement bracket assy. besides the dealer?? Thanks.


  • repairdogrepairdog Posts: 948
    Dealer has them in stock or look online at rockauto or gmpartsdirect. Easy repair after you remove the 4 seat bolts and then the few seatcover clips.
  • I've had that happen to both my 1999 and 2002 Blazers. Its a common problem, due to the soft alluminum shaft they use.

    I just went to a junkyard, and yanked a new assembly.. Cost me $15
  • yeah mine broke also
  • You can get an aftermarket handle that attaches permanently to the broken stub at:
  • mkobmkob Posts: 10
    Yes, both of my seats in my 99 Jimmy have missing handles because of the same issue.
  • I bought this about 2 1/2 years ago, and it fixed it.

    Its easy to install, its a screw that goes in the hollow shaft, its cheap and quick. AVADA_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33701QQihZ004QQitemZ140171991695QQrdZ1QQsspagen- ameZWDVW
  • phw715phw715 Posts: 3
    Both levers broke off in my 99 Jimmy. The remaining stub on the driver's side split in two pieces so the aftermarket handle won't work. Has anyone replaced the reclining mechanism? I see there are plastic clips connecting the upholstery to a bar. How do you remove the lumbar support knob? Any help would be appreciated.
  • dan1954dan1954 Posts: 1
    Go to and they have replacement handles that go over the broken one after evening it up and it's held in place with a set screw, Never have to fix it again.
  • bccfatboy96bccfatboy96 Posts: 1
    edited January 2011
    I have relays clicking behind my glove box all the time. my 4x4 is inop i an not sure if this is related. When i turn on my flashers the clicking seems to be in time with them? Any ideas out there?
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