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Old 06-08-2005, 12:34 AM
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Rear Power Seat Removal

I recently found an '83 or '84 euro 500SEL with the rear power heated seat. I would like to adapt this system to my 300SDL, however I'm unsure how to remove the rear seat from the SEL? I plan to take the bottom and lower frames out and put my pads/covers on them then I'll also take the trim, wires, and switches from the 500. I figure that since I'll have the car there in the junkyard I can pull anything off that car to make it work and I've emailed back and forth with a member here who did the same thing so I'm pretty confident.

In the owner's manual it shows how to remove the rear seat but it has a note saying if it's the adjustable kind to take it to your authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer, yada, yada, yada, (you get the point). So, how is this seat removed? Just out of curiosity, are these cars already wired for the motors, etc.? so I can just drop everything in? I assume not, but I'll keep my fingers crossed.

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Old 06-08-2005, 12:47 AM
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I can't help with the seat removal, but as far as being pre-wired for optional goodies... I sure wish they would be. But unfortunately, they're not.
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Old 06-08-2005, 12:51 AM
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bummer... Though I have to say I'm not surprised.

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Old 06-08-2005, 12:54 AM
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MB specifies different seat covers for models with heated seats, so I'm not sure if you can use your existing skins with the heater pads. This sounds like a challenging project, but keep us posted!
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Old 06-08-2005, 01:07 AM
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I would think I could adapt the heater pads to work with mine. When I've looked at seat covers I've never seen anything mentioned about heated. Really, I'd rather have the adjustable seat than the heated. Now I just need to find a way to heat the front ones as well. Perhaps I'll steal those from the 500SEL as well! My parents are going to love that one.

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Old 06-08-2005, 05:11 AM
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The seat bottom is removed by removing 2 10mm bolts where the seat bottom meets the floor. Once the bolts are removed, you can just pull the seat forward (toward the engine) and out. There will be 2 plugs (for the seat heaters) to undo before you can pull the seat bottom out of the car.

I've never removed the seat back, so...no advice there.

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Old 06-08-2005, 05:18 PM
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I'll try that soon and get back with you all. Wierd, but I couldn't find anything outlining the procedure in the archives.

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