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drivers seat

Post by G Beats » Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:55 pm

Our mk 2 Scirocco has the drivers side tilt gone when you try to pull the handle to tilt back and fourth it will not work, now our mechanic says the spring cable to operate the seat and fix the mechanism you can buy these from VW and they are very easy to fit is this all true and I take it you dont have to strip the seat apart to do this? Many thanks that all can help us with this.


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Re: drivers seat

Post by GTXTRA » Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:59 pm

buy cables from dealer or vw heritage.

remove seat.

unclip seat back material - plier is needed to twist the 'spikes' that hold material onto seat frame.

remove broken cable.

fit new cable - this can be a bit fiddly gavin.

refit seat back and then......fit seat back if you see what i mean.


it's simple enough if you're patient - i've done three seats so it must be simple.


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Re: drivers seat

Post by mark1gls » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:58 pm

I found one of my cables had broken so I use a cable tie to hold the clip up out of the way so how the seat tips forward.

If you pull up the handle up while stilling in the back of the car you will see which side is broken.


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Re: drivers seat

Post by G Beats » Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:54 pm

mark1gls wrote:I found one of my cables had broken so I use a cable tie to hold the clip up out of the way so how the seat tips forward.

If you pull up the handle up while stilling in the back of the car you will see which side is broken.
I can not do this as the cable is snapped in half and I will need a new cable.


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Re: drivers seat

Post by G Beats » Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:05 pm

GTXTRA wrote:buy cables from dealer or vw heritage.

remove seat.

unclip seat back material - plier is needed to twist the 'spikes' that hold material onto seat frame.

remove broken cable.

fit new cable - this can be a bit fiddly gavin.

refit seat back and then......fit seat back if you see what i mean.


it's simple enough if you're patient - i've done three seats so it must be simple.
Ok right I have spoken to vw classic Heritage today and there are to sort of cables in length 672mm and 765mm please all so see dirgram here---
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Re: drivers seat

Post by Village Idiots » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:13 am

The lever operates two cables which release clips either side on the seat base. Only one will have snapped, as Mk1GLS says, operate the lever to check which side is not working. The shorter cable fits the same side as the operating lever; the longer cable fits the other.



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Re: drivers seat

Post by G Beats » Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:29 am

Village Idiots wrote:The lever operates two cables which release clips either side on the seat base. Only one will have snapped, as Mk1GLS says, operate the lever to check which side is not working. The shorter cable fits the same side as the operating lever; the longer cable fits the other.


ok its snapped half way so can't not be fixed our mechanic has pulled the cable out so i can use the seat, i can get a new cable.


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Re: drivers seat

Post by gayle » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:35 pm

i temporarily fixed mine with a bit of string.not great but it works if you really need to tilt the seat till you get a new cable...


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Re: drivers seat

Post by G Beats » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:57 pm

gayle wrote:i temporarily fixed mine with a bit of string.not great but it works if you really need to tilt the seat till you get a new cable...

It's ok snapped half way so can't not be fixed our mechanic has pulled the cable out so i can use the seat, until we can get a new cable.


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