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Hi there,
Not my day...

Just discovered that upholstery guy who was asked to replace the foam in th driver seat not only

- destroyed the skin
- f'ed up rear door window switch

but also stripped one of the front bolts

I cannot even take the fkn seat out... The bolt is freely rotating as I think the nut in the frame is separated from the frame.
Any ideas how I can get the seat out and fix this?
 

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drill a hold next to the bolt and hopefully hit th bolt and maybe put a poprivit in it or something.

that or take a hole saw from the front where the rail pops up and put a hole in there so you can get a wrench on it
 

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Re: Driver seat bolt is stripped.. front one... (Papa_Kirlo)

Does that upholstery guy stand behind his work? And...How's his insurance?
If somebody did something boneheaded like that to my car, I'd be all over'em in a heartbeat!


Any professional should make that right. End Transmission...
 

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Re: Driver seat bolt is stripped.. front one... (BEJinFbk)

It was done last September and I discovered it just yesterday. Unfortunately I didn't act like I should when it all happened. I thought I could get over the broken switch. I know I'm an idiot (at least in this situation).
 

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Re: Driver seat bolt is stripped.. front one... (Papa_Kirlo)

A cutting tool should make quick work of the bolt head:

http://tinyurl.com/dcsy5w

Many manufacturers make similar products, and most auto repair shops have them for exhaust work, etc. I'd expect that you'd get through a bolt-head like that in under a minute. Once removed, remove the rest and you can remove the seat from the car and work on replacing or re-securing the nut.

When you do take the seat out, make a point of pulling the battery prior to disconnecting the wiring harnesses into the seat. If you don't take that extra step, you may trigger an ECU code for the passive restraint system. That will require a trip to the dealer (or VADIS-equipped 3rd party) to reset.
 

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Re: (Papa_Kirlo)

Quote, originally posted by Papa_Kirlo »
so both methods assume I have to cut the carpet?

you can pull the carpet up and over so you can get to underneath it .

but if its to much of a pia just cut a rectangle area out and push it out of the way and then when your done and got the carpet out of the car,

just put some duct tape ont he back of the carpet and you golden
 
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