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Old 08-06-2003, 03:15 PM
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How to set/adjust driver seat to ideal position?

This will look like a very stupid question, but is there a simple procedure to set the driver seat to the ideal position for your body? I never seem to get it right, leading to either sore back, neck or arms.
What should I look out for, what sequence?

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Old 08-06-2003, 06:05 PM
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i know huh? on our 99 e320, the fuccin seat and the steering wheel are not very good friends, cuz you can get the seat adjusted so that you're both comfortable and in a position that you can see everything around you (which also means not too leaned back cuz that tends to affect driving lol) but the steering wheel man, it doesn't go low enough...


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Old 08-07-2003, 04:29 AM
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Every body's different, and you know yours best.

Try starting with the vertical adjustment. If you're tall, make sure you have enough headroom and that the mirror doesn't obscure your vision too much in right turns. If your on the short side, make sure you can see comfortably over the steering wheel and dash. If you're average height, just start somewhere a little below the middle. If you like to drive with your left arm on the windowsill, let that be your guide. Next do the horizontal seat positioning. Adjust so that you can reach the gas pedal comfortably with your right foot without placing too much weight on the backs of your thighs. Do a fine adjust with the tilt of the seat base. Next, adjust the seatback to just slightly more vertical than you think might be the most comfortable lean position. Then adjust the steering wheel to where you can just get your fingers around the bottom with your hands lying face up in your lap, elbows hanging comfortably at your sides. This should get you pretty close, but only driving for extended periods will tell for sure. Save this position as a baseline adjustment and just make small changes to one thing at a time and see how it feels.

Hope this helps.


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