Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: 560SEC passenger seat removal


Rookie

Status: Offline
Posts: 2
Date:
560SEC passenger seat removal


Seat is stuck in the furthermost rear position.  The rear of the seat will not elevate.  It will not move forward.  I installed a new switch.  At least one motor continues to "try" to operate, even with the key removed.  One motor gets very hot.  So, how in the name of all that is holy do you remove the two rear bolts on a seat that is stuck in the furthermost rear sliding position and will not elevate in the back of the seat?  (short of a plasma cutter)  I have no access to any of the transmission hubs because the seat is stuck in that awkward position and no amount of probing with a 12V power source will make a damaged motor (or cable) function.  I am out of ideas?  ANYBODY?????  Thanks a million.



__________________


OUT-OF-HAND

Status: Offline
Posts: 8030
Date:

Sounds like an interesting situation you got going over there... Outside of using a wrench to turn the bolt 1/4 turn at a time, I'm not sure what else you could do that's not going to be destructive of the motors and or the metal base. I guess you could try taking the front two bolts off and forcing the seat back but this will bend the metal at the mounting areas. Once bent back you could try to power up the motors again, or start pulling the drive cables so it will no longer be bound by the motor. At that point you would probably be looking at an entire seat track assembly with motors. They are relatively inexpensive given the cost of each of the parts themselves from the dealer.

So, pretty much sounds like you're going to have to man-handle it, or lay across the back seat and slowly wrench the bolts loose - if that's even possible. 

If you do have to muck it all up I have a few complete seat tracks with motors and modules in stock that I could sell if you're unable to find any on eBay. Of course the brute force option would be your last ditch effort after exhausting all other avenues. You may also have to disconnect the seat belt receiver guide rod in the back if you decide to tilt it, because you don't want to tear up the center console as sometimes they can snag the corner - even when you have all the bolts out and you're pulling the seat out.

Good luck, but I'd think a box end wrench should sneak in there, you're just not going to get a whole lot of turn action. Once it gets loose it should be easier.

I don't know if you seen this thread,

http://autotrend.activeboard.com/t49470734/w126-mercedes-passengers-seats-can-be-used-on-drivers-side/

But some of the photos might give some insight.



-- Edited by SELLC on Sunday 19th of March 2017 06:00:19 PM



__________________

State of Michigan Certified Master Auto Mechanic +2

Specialty Certified Since 1994



Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 1286
Date:

Agreed,

Even if stuck with a broken motor, you will be able to access the bolts. As mentioned, crack the bolts loose with a spanner, & then use a 3/8 or 1/4 ratchet & socket with extensions to remove.

Pull all of the shit under the seat out of the way, including the rear floor-mat to get at them.

Be careful that the seat doesn't fall back on you once the fasteners are removed, & then inspect what's jamming the rails to stop the motor doing its job, or if it is a failed motor.

Ciao,

Rastus

__________________


Rookie

Status: Offline
Posts: 2
Date:

Thanks, I'm headed to work on it right now - I have new (used, tested and working motors), but if I muck up or find the tracks mucked up, I'll give you a shout.  I really like a challenge, but this one is pretty vexing.



__________________


OUT-OF-HAND

Status: Offline
Posts: 8030
Date:

He's been out there for awhile now Rastus... Hope he made it out alive! LOL



__________________

State of Michigan Certified Master Auto Mechanic +2

Specialty Certified Since 1994



Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 1286
Date:

Yo,

He may not be home from work just yet. Sometimes the week-end is the best time to tackle a job like this, even if you've done it before. There are a couple of plugs & a vacuum hose that have to be disconnected too. So maybe some real daylight is needed.

Rastus



-- Edited by Rastus on Monday 20th of March 2017 11:12:39 PM

__________________


OUT-OF-HAND

Status: Offline
Posts: 8030
Date:

You think he's still working Rastus? lol 

I hope everything went well for him and he was able to get his problem resolved. In thinking about it, from what he was describing, he could have just had a coil jammed up in the track or something. Maybe once he gets some free time he will let us know what happened.



__________________

State of Michigan Certified Master Auto Mechanic +2

Specialty Certified Since 1994

Page 1 of 1  sorted by
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.



Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard