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Old 09-07-2000, 08:44 PM
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Hello all,
I've got an '89 300E and my wife drives a '92 190-E 2.3. We bought her car (used) and I told myself that when I bought a Benz, I would have to buy a 300 because her car was too small (inside) for me. My hair was brushing the headliner which I didn't care for.

Then 6 months ago I found (and decided I could afford) a cherry '89 300E. I bought it but lo and behold, my hair still brushes the headliner!!! I'm only 6-feet tall... My electric seats are adjusted down as far as they will go (seat bottom) with a tilt toward the rear in the hip area.

Is there an adjustment that I can make that will allow my seats to be lower in order to increase headroom? Do the mounting brackets have multiple holes in them in order to raise / lower the seat on the adjusting motors?

Thanks in advance for everyone's help on the list.

Jay Yambrovich
1989 300 E
1992 190-E 2.3
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Old 09-08-2000, 07:12 PM
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Gee, I'm 6' 3" and I have never had a problem with headroom in a 300E.
You must have really big hair!

Seriously, I adjust the bottom cushion so it is down in the back and up in the front as far as it will go. Then I lean the backrest back until it feels comfortable.

Works for me.

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Old 09-08-2000, 07:24 PM
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Jay, your seats can't be bottomed fully. I'm a shade over 6 feet and I've got at least a hand and a half of headroom. Something is not right in there...

Jeff Lawrence
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Old 09-09-2000, 01:09 AM
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I've been curious about the seat adjustment too. I'm only 6 feet as well, but have brush my hair on occasion. Its kind of a problem since I've hit my head on the roof when driving over bumps and fast corners. I have a 500E. I once saw a dealer salesman reach into the seat bottom area and do something to make the seat go a little lower for a really tall person but didn't catch it. I know there is something in there. What do all these basketball players do?

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Old 09-09-2000, 05:45 AM
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You could always open the sunroof
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Old 09-09-2000, 10:18 AM
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Get a haircut ;-)

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Old 09-09-2000, 03:46 PM
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My hair is only 3/8ths-inch long now (full head of hair, short by choice!) and I usually have the sunroof open. Still, the fixed portion of the roof is about in the middle of my head when the roof is open and my hair brushes the headliner.

Eric H. - In my Volvo wagon, there is something at the front of the driver's seat and at the rear as well that allows you to mess with the height / tilt attitude... I'll check that now to see if my W124 is similarly equipped.

Jay Yambrovich
1989 300 E
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