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Old 08-12-2003, 09:02 PM
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Driver-side seat problems

Dear All:

Posted this on the general tech forum but no replies...anyone have any ideas?


Driver-side seat reclines whilst driving
I have a couple of minor problems with the driver-side seat on my 1986 560SL.

Specifically, the seat reclines whilst driving, albeit very slowly, so that every 20 minutes I have to crank the seat back up to its original position. Also, the height adjustment feature is not working, in that I canít raise or lower the seatís height (in fact I canít actually move the seat height control lever at all).

Anyone have any suggestions?

Much appreciated, Ryan Potts
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Old 08-12-2003, 09:51 PM
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The height adjustment may be a matter of accumulated grundge in the mechanism; removing the seat isn't a big deal, involving four bolts as I recall from old threads. A search will get you directions; outside of this board, check **************.com, which has directions on their site as I recall.

No specifics I can give on the seatback angle issue, but you'll be able to remove the back from the hinges with the seat out; if nothing else, replacing the mechanism should be easy at that point. I'll defer to more expert sources for fixes short of that.
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Old 08-13-2003, 12:27 PM
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Hi Craig:

Thanks for the advice. I actually went ahead and ordered the seat manual from **************.com, so hopefully I'll be able to figure it all out.

Thanks again, Ryan
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