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Old 09-17-2011, 07:51 AM
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Hi! New member here from Sweden. Just bought a 996 C2, beutiful in black with black interior leather trim. Now one bad thing abput her, the lever for folding the passenger seat doesen┤t work and I can┤t fold the seat. Anyone?
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:14 PM
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You could try to remove the seat. I've done this before several times. First remove bolt #7 after removing cover 8, then the seat slides out of the pin #11... however sliding it out of the pin might be difficult to do since you can't unlatch the seat, then you might have to remove cover #9, then bolt #10, in order to remove 11 & 12. You might also be able to remove the opposite side seat first, in order to get better access to the seat that is stuck.



Once out, you can determine what parts you'll need to replace in the latching mechanism.

BTW, first post here means you also need to post some pictures of your car!!!!
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:45 PM
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Thanks, logray! Pics will come. What an fantastic forum! )
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Mine gets "stuck" due to pressure. If I press back on the seat upright (pushing toward rear), I can work the lever.
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Old 09-17-2011, 05:27 PM
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Alright, Divot, I┤ll try that out tomorrow.
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Old 09-18-2011, 06:25 AM
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but the picture above is depicting the back seat... I think the question is about the front seat...

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Old 09-18-2011, 10:00 AM
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Yeah, right, it┤s about the front passenger seat. By the way, some of you maby like this site

www.workshopmanuals.co.uk

On this site I┤ve found the 996 shop manual but it doesen┤t contain the back rest of the seat, only how to remove it.
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What are the symptoms? Is the lever stuck? Is it broken?

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Old 09-18-2011, 10:28 AM
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Something inside is broken but the lever looks fine, just a little bit lose..
Nice pics on your car, by the way.
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Originally Posted by robo_porsche View Post
but the picture above is depicting the back seat... I think the question is about the front seat...

Robert
Hah! Good catch. It was "folding" psngr that threw me off. Must have been half asleep. I must have thought to myself, well the rear psngr seats "fold down" whereas the front psngr seats leans forward (or I guess it could fold forward too!). Well I'll leave that up there even though it doesn't help the OP...

Never dismantled a front seat myself, sorry.
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No worries, you tried to help, that┤s what counts!
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OK try this! If the front seat back is tilted too forward by the electric back adjustment then the lever to fold the seat forward will not work.You need to use the switch on the side of the bottom of the seat to put the back in a more up-right/tilt back position. This is the way it is on mine. I found this out putting on a ski rack and my foot(I was standing on the sill) caused the seat back to go forward I tried using the lever on the seat back to fix it, but could not get it to work.
I after a while realized that I had put the seat back too far forward with the electric motor.

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Old 09-18-2011, 01:15 PM
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Thanks Maurice, attack it tomorrow!
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:29 PM
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Ok, now I have tried tour tricks, Maurice, but it diden┤t work. It must be some kind of malade inside the back rest or between the back rest and the seat. Nice winter repair, I suppose. I┤d just washed her and now she is shining. I┤m so proud of her. BTW, the reading on the licens plate says "SHY". That┤s her name.
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thanks c4crna fixed my issue
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