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Old 08-05-2004, 07:46 PM
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Angry 240D Front Driver's Seat

I have a 1977 240D.. My problem is my "butt" is in constant pain from what appears to be a "HOT SPOT" on top left side of the driver's seat. I have had the springs and pad replaced and the seat still does not feel very comfortable. Has anyone had a similar experience with this seat? What do I need to do to get a more comfortable ride from my 240D seat. In Constant Pain !! Help !

Thanks....Lovedabch in Virginia Beach"HOT SPOT" In Constant Pain !!

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Old 08-05-2004, 08:53 PM
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"My problem is my "butt""
I don't know how a ' hot spot' .... whatever that is... could survive a rebuild..
Can you feel a hard or soft spot with your hand ?

so, you are going to think this is crazy... but it is not....

check out the books by Bonnie Prudden... on Myotherapy....
' Pain erasure" etc...
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Old 08-05-2004, 10:42 PM
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Angry 240D Front Driver's Seat

Hi leathermang,

Thanks for the reply to my "butt ache" !! I am confident it is not my "seat" problem; but my car seat problem. The seat does feel rather hard at the spot where it meets my left thigh. Is the seat pad covered only by the seat covering (MB Text or Leather material) ?? Lovedabch in Va. Beach
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Old 08-06-2004, 05:58 AM
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I apologize in advance....
" "FRONT Driver's Seat"??!!
You mean there is a BACK Driver's Seat, too?
As for your problem? Can you go back to whomever did the seat rebuild for satisfaction? W123 seats are great seats in my experience. If there is any discomfort, I would be suspicious of the rebuild.
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Old 08-06-2004, 08:51 PM
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Did it have this spot before the ' rebuild' ?
Any chance they used the old padding ?
Other than this ' spot' are the seats now more comfortable than before the rebuild ?
Have you looked under the seat to see if you left an umbrella under there ?
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Old 08-06-2004, 09:10 PM
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Maybe they put the rear drivers seat in
the front and the front drivers seat in the back?

Serious now.
Maybe they left a tool or something under
the padding when they rebuilt your seat.

Because the seat is basicly the springs,horse hair padding
and the seat covers.

One other thought, maybe the horse hair pad is bunched
up or folded in a that spot.

Louis.
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Old 08-06-2004, 09:16 PM
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If you havent tried this already, try adjusting the height side pull on the w123 seat. That's the rubber handle on the side that always breaks off from being pulled too hard when the seat is slid too far back. I think it can only be adjusted with the seat slid all the way forward jamming you into the steering wheel. Then you lift your ass off the seat while pulling the lever or lean as far forward as possible.

This should dampen the angle where the seat crunches your butt.

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