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Re: Removing front seats (archive)

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Posted by ttaM3 on May 15, 2001 at 16:59:41:

In Reply to: Removing front seats posted by ZippyM3 on May 15, 2001 at 01:35:02:

///Maniac and I just tackled this project in my '95 lux. I strongly advise you to get a Bentley manual. If your seats are manual, taking them out is simple. In either case, disconnect the negative terminal of the battery after removing all bolts. Slide the seat forward and fully upright, unscrew the back bolts, slide the seat back, take of the rubber caps on top of the bolts and unscrew those bolts. Then tilt the seat towards the outside of the car and disengage the seat belt tensioner by inserting a small, flat-nosed screwdriver into the little green plastic piece on the side of the seat belt tensioner and rotate until the tiny window at the top is filled with either red or green plastic (I forget which means active and which is disarmed... sorry!) The seat belt tensioners are spring or pyrotechnic-loaded so watch yourself while they are armed. If your seats are power, you'll have to disconnect a plethora of cables underneath. Also, there are cables that attach to the manual Vaders so you'll have to watch out for those; I believe they have to do with the air bag sensors but I'm none too sure. Once that's all taken care of, remove the seats and be careful not to scratch up your interior, the brackets are nasty sharp. If you're replacing your seats with stock units, take the seat belt tensioners off the old seats by removing one bolt (unnecessary to remove both, not to mention one is damn near impossible to remove) and attach them to the new seats in the same location. Once the seats are in the car, you can rearm the tensioners.

Good Luck.

Matt


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