Seat won't tilt

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Seat won't tilt

Postby D366Y » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:10 pm

Hi guys,

My GL has suddenly decided that it no longer wants to let the front seats tilt forward... Would this be just because the cable is broken or could there be other issues?

It pulls up and still feels like it has the same resistance on the tilt handle, but if I go to pull the seat forward it just refuses to move... It did it once before and I wiggled it a bit and it worked again but now won't go at all,

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Re: Seat won't tilt

Postby Paul G » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:21 pm

Probably the cables have gone Danny. If you can't get new ones, many people seem to bodge the break together with a screw type wiring block connecter.

https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/products ... lsrc=aw.ds

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Re: Seat won't tilt

Postby Peter-S » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:52 pm

You'll have to load the beer from the other side then :beer:
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Re: Seat won't tilt

Postby D366Y » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:54 am

Peter-S wrote:You'll have to load the beer from the other side then :beer:


That's exactly what I was trying to do at the time! :lol:

Unfortunately both sides have gone :( Will have to take a look when I get a minute,
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Re: Seat won't tilt

Postby D366Y » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:02 pm

Paul G wrote:Probably the cables have gone Danny. If you can't get new ones, many people seem to bodge the break together with a screw type wiring block connecter.

https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/products ... lsrc=aw.ds


Thanks for this link Paul, luckily I seem to have loads of these in my parent's garage, think the old boy before them was a sparky and left loads behind!

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Re: Seat won't tilt

Postby Bod9084 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:35 pm

There are two cables in the back of the seat you can replace them it’s not to hard I used pushbike brake cables
Last time I did on with recardo seats you have to strip the seat it can be Dunn you just take your time it will take you 90min
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Re: Seat won't tilt

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:20 am

Paul G wrote: many people seem to bodge the break together with a screw type wiring block connecter.

As the repair won't be seen anyway, that's a great tip for an easy fix!

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