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Mechanical lever for folding backrest forward doesn't work

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Mechanical lever for folding backrest forward doesn't work

Post by LEXLANGE » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:21 am

The two front seats of my C70 Classic Convertible still work great electrically. However, the mechanical lever for folding the backrest forward no longer works for both seats. I want to try to repair it myself. Does anyone have any instructions? What is broken? Should the chair be removed in its entirety and how to do that, etc? Maybe include pictures. Thanks in advance. Regards. Lex



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Re: Mechanical lever for folding backrest forward doesn't work

Post by wizechatmgr » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:26 pm

LEXLANGE wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:21 am
The two front seats of my C70 Classic Convertible still work great electrically. However, the mechanical lever for folding the backrest forward no longer works for both seats. I want to try to repair it myself. Does anyone have any instructions? What is broken? Should the chair be removed in its entirety and how to do that, etc? Maybe include pictures. Thanks in advance. Regards. Lex
I believe that is cable driven and likely you need to remove the seat skin. Abscate may have made a post in the past on doing this as I believe he re-skinned a seat at one point.


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