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Old 08-25-2001, 02:01 AM
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560SEL Rear seat removal

It appears that my rear seat is not seated correctly as the top left sidecan be pulled back and forth slightly which exposes a pin that I assume the seat top should be installed on. The seat is making a rattling noise as well. Should there be any soundproofing installed under the seat? I need to remove the seat and reinstall it - are there any tricks?

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Old 01-16-2003, 08:43 PM
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Matt - Did you ever get your seat out? I need to get mine out to install new rear shocks. The directions in the manual don't work because the rear seat is power as I assume yours is.
Steve
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Old 01-16-2003, 10:56 PM
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Hi, yes I have.

The rear seat comes out in two parts, the base and the back. For the base there are two bolts that must be removed, these are at the bottom of the base on the left and right side and might be covered with a plastic cap. Remove the bolts and then the seat should be able to be pulled upwards and come out. There is some double sided tape that is used to hold the seat in place so you might have to pull hard.

Next there are a number of screws that secure the seat back to the frame which is motorised. These are at the bottom of the seat back and there are two or three I think. Once these have been removed the seat back can be pulled forward. At the top of the seat back there are some pins that slot into guide holes in the frame, you will need to pull the seat towards you first.

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Old 01-20-2003, 02:58 PM
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Matt - Thanks, with a little phone help from Star Mercedes in Bristol IL I got mine out too. Your directions were right on. I had found the bolts and loosened them but nothing wanted to move and I didn't want to force (break) anything. Once it moved forward a little things went well. Mine had 2 bolts for the upper part and of course there were the seat heater connections.
The bad (maybe good) news is that when I went to remove the old shocks they were nothing like the new! It seems I have hydraulic struts (a different part of the manual I didn't know to look for!). They are pretty expensive and showed no signs of leakage and seemed to work (as I lean on the trunk with the car running it goes down a little and then resists) I decided not to fix it if it ain't broken. Anyway I expect to see an increase in gas mileage due to all "stuff" that had fallen under the seat (I never saw a pertified candy stick before!).
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Old 01-21-2003, 12:47 AM
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Yes the self levelling shocks are expensive, I haven't heard of many people that have had to replace them though so that is good news.

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