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Seats..need quick help

Discussion in 'General Banter' started by FRANKIE, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. FRANKIE

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    Can't get rear inboard 17mm bolt out. Having trouble. any ideas?
     
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    I got 3 of the 4 bolts out. the back one is recessed and the socket can't grab it.
     
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    more info there Frankie... you cant reach it? dont have tools?
     
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    try open end spanner?
     
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    The socket can't grab enough of the top. Spanner gets even less
     
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    I don't want to round off the edges
     
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    try move the seat to loosen the bolt and you should be able to grab two sides of the bolt with and open end and just work it out gradually
     
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    yes i understand that :) but if you get the bolt loose by moving the chair it should work ;-)
     
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    I got the 4 bolts, 2 nuts, 2 bolts off the driver's seat, Tried to disconnect the wire harness. The big one came apart but the small one didn't. I couldn't see how it worked so I started to take off the pass. seat to see if I could get a better look at it and/or get it off. Can't get that far
     
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    be patient with it Frankie, she will come ;-)
     
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    Tried that. but that seems to be the best bet. I'll use a bar or large screw driver as a wedge.to move it. might give enough room to allow the socked to get a better grip.
     
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    dont bend the rail if you can
     
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    Yeah, I know, but I only have the rest of today and tomorrow to work on the new top. I can't even get to the top yet.agghhhhh
     
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    i wonder if the guys who had the seat bush replacement day had a tried and tested method?
     
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    out to the car now. losing daylight
     
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    good luck my friend ;-)
     
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    That's what I was looking for. Out to the car now.
     
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    Couldn't quite move the seat over. Could probably do it if I knew the right way. I'll think of something or some one will have a good idea. Also, I need to know how the small connector comes off. By the way, have a 96 z3.
     
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    Does any one know of a way to move the seat track over. I have to center a rear track bolt that's not centered in its recess. If you've done seats before, you'll know what I'm talking about. Frankie
     
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    Try tapping it gently with a hammer or beer bottle. Maybe that will move it enough to centre the head. Checked my service book but no description on connectors. Relax and enjoy the experience bud!! JIM