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Old 05-13-2019, 02:31 PM
Bartnich Bartnich is offline
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Drivers seat removal 95 prostar 205

Hi,

So I have searched and googled and still can't figure out how to remove the seat from the base. One of the bolts connecting the seat to the slide rails has broken and I would like to replace it, since there is now a bit of movement in the seat.
I can access the two screws at the front attaching the slide rails to the base, but can't figure out anyway to access the ones in the back. None of the holes on the bottom of the seat line up with the rear screws, regardless of how I move the seat back and forth.

Any suggestions?

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Old 05-13-2019, 02:35 PM
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Drivers seat removal 95 prostar 205

I recently removed mine for a similar reason. What I had to do was to slide the seat as far as it would go to get the best access, and then hooked a flexible bit extension to my impact driver and was able to get it in position to loosen the back two screws. Here is what my seat looked like:


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Old 05-13-2019, 02:46 PM
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Thanks Iskyski. I think the setups are a bit different. When I slide the seat all the way forward I still can't even see the back of the slide rails. Does taking the two front screws out allow you to move the seat further forward? I haven't tried taking them out yet.
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Old 05-13-2019, 02:51 PM
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Drivers seat removal 95 prostar 205

I donít think it does allow it to slide farther forward with them out. Now to clarify, I was unscrewing the bolts going up into the bottom of the seat. Then I took out the screws for the rails attached to floor box. Hopefully someone else has some ideas to help you out.


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Old 05-13-2019, 03:14 PM
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Thanks Iskyski. I think the setups are a bit different. When I slide the seat all the way forward I still can't even see the back of the slide rails. Does taking the two front screws out allow you to move the seat further forward? I haven't tried taking them out yet.

I had this same issue in a '95 190. I had to get a small #2 Phillips screwdriver bit that I could put in a socket and used the socket wrench to remove the screws. The space between the seat and the base is too short for a screwdriver.
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Old 05-13-2019, 04:43 PM
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Off set screwdriver set. $8.00

Then replace with hex head machine screws.

Even better, raise the seat with 2" aluminum channel between the seat and the base (if you prefer). Nice comfort mod as well as an easier point of (future) access to removing the seat.

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Old 05-13-2019, 10:42 PM
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Thanks gentlemen. I will take another look at it in the morning. I was thinking that I had to take the slides off and then with the seat off I could remove the slides from the seat.

Waterlogged, do you have any pics of what the 2" aluminum rail set up looks like? That sounds like a really good idea.
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Old 05-19-2019, 02:31 PM
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Too late!!!! Remove seat cushions. Access holes in bottom of seat to get to the 4 mounting screws. Just did this yesterday. Took me an hour to figure it out in 5 minutes to do it.

I hope I'm not too late and this is of some assistance.

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Old 05-19-2019, 04:54 PM
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Thanks gentlemen. I will take another look at it in the morning. I was thinking that I had to take the slides off and then with the seat off I could remove the slides from the seat.

Waterlogged, do you have any pics of what the 2" aluminum rail set up looks like? That sounds like a really good idea.
I posted in another one of your threads of the last day or so.
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Old 05-19-2019, 06:12 PM
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Slide seat all the way forward and remove back screws. Slide the seat forward until you can get front screws through holes in seat bottom

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