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Old 04-07-2008, 11:25 AM
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seat height adjuster 1984 280 sl euro

with the lever all the way forward the seat will drop..if you jump on it

but it does not engage .. first dump I go over it pops up again or when I get out of the car..

can anyone advise please
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Old 04-07-2008, 11:51 AM
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It's mechanical, mine was binding and I disassembled it and lubed it.

Twenty five years lets a lot of crud get in the mechanism.

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Old 04-07-2008, 12:20 PM
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I got fed up with mine.
I removed the big spring.
Problem solved.
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Old 04-08-2008, 09:04 AM
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seat adjuster

From your description it is working the way it is supposed to. Go figure the minds of Benz.
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Old 04-09-2008, 12:36 AM
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with the lever all the way forward the seat will drop..if you jump on it

but it does not engage .. first dump I go over it pops up again or when I get out of the car..

can anyone advise please
You are missing one of the springs on one or both of the ratchet mechanisms.

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/attachments/r-c107-sl-slc-class/78225-ears-all-23_1832204_3202006100702pm.jpg
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Old 04-12-2008, 12:40 PM
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You must pull the lever back up to lock it at the level you want.
I posted pictures in the sticky picture post at the top of this forum page if you are not registered on the other site.
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