Front seat adjustment

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Radorocco
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Front seat adjustment

Postby Radorocco » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:53 am

Cannot get my driver's seat to "click" into the right forward/backward position.

Will I need to take the seat out to fix?

Any pointers?

T I A

Jeff


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Re: Front seat adjustment

Postby GTXTRA » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:30 am

Hi Jeff, sounds like the rubber guide or pin out of alingnment or broken.
Easily checked from looking under front of seat.
If pin isn’t engaging in hole then seat won’t lock.

All bits easily sourced if need new ones.

Seats go in and out very easily but mind your back if you have to lift out.
Unlikely if it’s just the components mentioned.


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Re: Front seat adjustment

Postby mr.brown » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:32 am

As above, look under the front seat.

As you pull on/let go of the front lever a locking pin moves in and out.
The locking pin slides through a fixed mounting hole in the bodywork and is held in place by a spring (or maybe two springs on a mk2?)
The locking pin engages with holes in a rail fixed to the underside of the seat.
The rail is centred and slides through a rubber guide which clips into the same mounting as the slider pin.

What can happen is that some well intentioned but misguided individual in the past has used the wrong type of grease which congeals to a nearly solid mess - this makes everything very stiff and hard to locate the hole.

The spring(s) on the slider pin may also have come undone.

As GTXTRA points out the rubber guide may have popped out or broken or be missing altogether.



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Re: Front seat adjustment

Postby Radorocco » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:52 pm

Thanks very much for your replies, gents.

It transpires that the rubber guide had had enough and was found in two pieces under the footwell mat!

New part on the way. Is it replaceable with seat in situ?

Cheers
Jeff


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Re: Front seat adjustment

Postby GTXTRA » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:56 pm

Just ease it back on the rail to gain access and fit new one.
Then a bit of jiggery pokery to manipulate the arm into position whilst pin engages.


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