Register Login
Shop4Parts - UK's largest online superstore for FIAT and Alfa Romeo parts
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 15-01-2011   #1
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Shropshire
Posts: 39
Thanks: 1
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Family middle seat won't unfold

I've just bought a 2007 Doblo family. I've just folded the middle row of seats up and now I can't get the middle one back up again. I can get its base on the floor but the seat back remains resolutely in the flat position. I've found the lever but no amount of tugging will get it to release the seat back. Anyone had this problem and can suggest a solution?
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

alanterrill is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 15-01-2011   #2
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: West Midlands
Posts: 110
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Family middle seat won't unfold

If you look inbetween the seat bases (next to the seat belt anchor) you should find a pull loop (looks like it's made of the same material the seatbelt is made from). You need to pull it up and then raise the seat back. From personal experience sometimes it just doesn't want to know. If you can't find it I'll try to take a photo for you.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Rustymini is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 16-01-2011   #3
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Italia for a while
Posts: 1,091
Thanks: 34
Trader Rating: 0
ivantate has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Family middle seat won't unfold

you might need to push the seat back to take the weight off the ratchet before it releases.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

ivantate is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 16-01-2011   #4
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Shropshire
Posts: 39
Thanks: 1
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Family middle seat won't unfold

Thankyou both for your advice. I'm afraid its actualy broken -I've spent a long while removing the plastic covers and part of the upholstery to reveal the mechanism and I can see that when I pull the tab on the left of the seat (as seen from behind) the left hand half of the mechanism releases but the right hand half doesn't move. If I force the right hand half with a screwdrive and apull the tab then the seat folds (but it needs three hands!). There's a rod that links the two which is not attached to the lever. There's a four pronged piece of metal that folds back onto the base of the lever and I guess should be welded to it, but at the moment it just revolves freely. I'll try aralditing it to begin with, but it looks like it might need a spot welder which I don't possess.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

alanterrill is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 06-02-2011   #5
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
France 
Re: Family middle seat won't unfold

Hi. I've just acquired a 2007 1.3 Multijet Family and have exactly the same problem with the middle 2nd row seat back refusing to return to the upright position. The handbook doesn't help either - it seems to refer to an earlier version. I sussed out that the tab at the side of the seat needed to be pulled forward, but the seat still wouldn't unlock. In fact I pulled so hard that the projection that the tab is attached to snapped off. I'm attempting to remove the plastic covers around the seat hinge but even that is proving difficult. Any advice would be appreciated, especially any diagrams showing how it all works. Thanks if anyone can help.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides


Last edited by PeterBee; 06-02-2011 at 15:18.
PeterBee is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Reply
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
(G) Seat Belt - Front Middle Seat Troy McClure Multipla 6 09-12-2013 15:12
(G) baby car-seat in front middle seat? Nanozzo Multipla 6 15-10-2010 19:49
(G) Multipla middle seat tomo256 Multipla 2 05-04-2009 13:04
(T) Rear middle seat paultsmith Multipla 3 23-10-2008 20:41
(T) rear middle seat Craigrandall Multipla 2 02-01-2008 11:22