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Seat Differences (archive)

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Posted by John on January 10, 2001 at 17:21:46:

In Reply to: Re: Did it last week. posted by Sab on January 10, 2001 at 16:30:16:

I will give you a synopsis of the electric seat procedures. These may not be applicable in your case. To remove the top portion of the seat only, remove the two phillips screws and plastic on both sides. Remove the four machine screws and the mechanical gears from the triangular metal on the sides. Remove the bolt at the seat sides. It has copious amounts of locktite. Remove the two snap rings at the front of the metal triangles. With a little pressure the seat top can be removed from the base. The leather was held in place by fairly obvious metal points at the base. Hidden from view are two metal rods that extend the length of the seat. These metal rods pass through eyelets that extend up though the seat base and fabric attached to the leather. Each end of the rods are looped. Remove the loop from one end and (if you don't want to destroy it) gently pull the rods out from the other end. I don't know about the top seat portion but the bottom had a third rod that is readily accessible by turning the seat bottom upside down. The only way to access the top two rods is to completely remove the leather at the base and fold it up around the seat. On my seats the horsehair seat cushions were coated with a hard green resin that helps the seat bolsters retain their shape. Good luck with your seats.

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