Definitive "How to" repair saloon jammed non folding rear s by Trebor


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"How to" repair saloon jammed non folding rear seat

With a massive thanks to Steve (Devilish) who worked jointly with me on these mods

If you have a saloon with a rear folding seat, the chances are that at some point you have ( or will have ) problems:

1) Either getting it to fold down in the first place ( maybe because the button which releases the seat has become jammed down and you cannot release it)

2) When you are trying to lift the seat back into its upright position and it goes back but jams and although the button is in the upright position it will not press down to release the seat again.

3) When you are trying to lift the seat back into its upright position and it wont go back at all and click into place.

All of the above are due to poor design as you will see in the how to below, but there are fixes which are simple, straightforward and cheap.

Below you will find a " How to " in 2 stages:
Ist stage: Solves number 1 above
2nd stage : Solves numbers 2 and 3 above.


Stage 1

" How To " release and fix the jammed down seat button

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Stage 2

" How To" fix the seat button that wont press down and the seat back that wont go back into place


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[SIZE="5"]Happy seat folding ![/SIZE]
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Planning is an unnatural process, much better to just get on with things, that way failure comes as a complete surprise instead of being preceeded by a period of worry and doubt

Posted 18 Feb 2016, 22:42 #1 


theridler
Hi Rob... when I fitted the leather seats in the rear of my tourer, because some "£$**&% person had cut the seatbelt I had to strip the seat down... I found an old unused standard zipper off a ski jacket or the like did the job for zipping back up... no need for fancy tools! Just need to make sure you get zipper right way round (from memory - 2 -3 years ago!!! - the tongue of zipper needs to be to the inside of the seat... then you just need to work out which end to start with!).
EDIT: I do have a zipper lying around if you still need one by the time of the nano in March??

Posted 19 Feb 2016, 13:08 #2 

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Thanks for the offer John but Devilish measured the zip and bought one off e bay, all now zipped back up
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Planning is an unnatural process, much better to just get on with things, that way failure comes as a complete surprise instead of being preceeded by a period of worry and doubt

Posted 19 Feb 2016, 22:05 #3 

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