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KiwipugUK
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electric seats

Post by KiwipugUK » Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:58 pm

Hey everyone, finally gotten around the putting in the front electric seats I've had a few weeks now. How the heck do I remove the rear seat bolts to the floor?
The wreck I got them from I cut the bolts off as there was no power in the car and I couldn't move the seats out of the way. I assumed that once plugged in and working I'd be able to move them forward enough to get at the rear bolt. But no... Now I have the stumpy remains of the original bolts which I can't remove. It seems to be reaching the end of its adjustment as there are little tabs in the rails that are stopping it. Any clues?

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Re: electric seats

Post by GingerMagic » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:14 am

As far as I know, if the seat is at the end of its forward travel then you have about 2" clearance for the rear bolts.
Are you suggesting the seat doesn't go forwards enough?
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KiwipugUK
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Re: electric seats

Post by KiwipugUK » Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:35 pm

Thats it, the manual adjust ones moved right forward to clear the rear bolts, but the electric seems to reach a stopper notch on the underside of the rail before they clear the bolt heads. I thought they must be hitting something else but there is nothing else there and they are definitely stopped on these notches in the rail.

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