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seat-release non-function

Alright team,

a pal of mine has had the release lever on the drivers' seat go slack and no longer operate the release of the backrest, to move the seat forwards.

Is this a classic foxes-paw, of the Abarth Evo seats?

Is there a magic trick to resolve the issue; or a thread I'm missing?


Thankyou for your help, in advance.
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Re: seat-release non-function

well, this isn't going well- I thought someone might have suffered a similar fate..?
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Quote Originally Posted by dante giacosa View Post
well, this isn't going well- I thought someone might have suffered a similar fate..?
On all honesty its probably identical to any 3 door 1.2 grande mechanism ....


I will find a link
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Re: seat-release non-function

https://www.fiatforum.com/grande-pun...5=#post4279954

And

https://www.fiatforum.com/abarth-grande-punto/478690-broke-my-seat-handle.html?478690=#post4518446
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Re: seat-release non-function

crikey

thanks Varese

there's a lot to think about here...

thanks for digging all that out; I appreciate it

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Re: seat-release non-function

Search on here is very good
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Re: seat-release non-function

Going from when I took the seats out of my 3 door evo, there is a cable that goes down to the base of the seat which releases a catch allowing the seat too tip forward there is then a second cable that goes to the base releasing a catch that lets the seat slide forward once its been folded forwards.

My guess is the cable has stretched, snapped or become detached some how.

you will need to take the seat out. I'm not sure if the seat backs on the Abarth are the solid plastic type you get on some other Abarths, but you'll need to get the back of the seat back off, to be able to access the cables and be very careful of the airbags.

If the cable has snapped then I wonder if something could be fashioned from a push bike brake or gear cable as I dread to think how much a genuine fiat part would be to fix this.
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