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How to move drivers seat without power
« on: 21 August 2020, 11:51:24 »

This is probably common knowledge to all the Omega cognoscienti, but it was new to me.  During the strip down of my 3.2 spares car it became clear that I should have removed the drivers seat before taking the battery and all the engine wiring out, because in order to access the seat mounting bolts the powered drivers seat has to be slid all the way back to access the front ones and all the way forward to get to the rears.  On the passenger seat it was possible to hotwire the motor, but for some reason on the drivers seat, perhaps because it has a memory module, this didn't work...
Fortunately there is a failsafe screw in the end of the motor, which you can turn with a suitable flat bladed screwdriver.

 
I'm sure if you had a suitable adaptor an electric drill would speed this up no end, because it requires a huge number of turns to move the seat even a small distance. Anyway sometime later we had revealed the rear bolts holding the seat frame down and it could be removed.
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Re: How to move drivers seat without power
« Reply #1 on: 21 August 2020, 12:04:57 »

It's in the manual and there should be a tool in the vehicle kit for that very job :D
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Re: How to move drivers seat without power
« Reply #2 on: 21 August 2020, 18:39:10 »

That is a mingin interior.  I hope you were wearing a Hazmat Suit?  ;D
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Re: How to move drivers seat without power
« Reply #3 on: 21 August 2020, 18:41:32 »

That's about the state mine was in under the mats. It'll scrub up nice :y
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Re: How to move drivers seat without power
« Reply #4 on: 21 August 2020, 18:54:21 »

It's in the manual and there should be a tool in the vehicle kit for that very job :D

wasn't it a long square ended cranked handle? I never had one in my car
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Re: How to move drivers seat without power
« Reply #5 on: 21 August 2020, 19:00:22 »

5mm hex from memory, but yup :y
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Re: How to move drivers seat without power
« Reply #6 on: 21 August 2020, 19:19:12 »

It's in the manual and there should be a tool in the vehicle kit for that very job :D

wasn't it a long square ended cranked handle? I never had one in my car
Indeed. Serious amount of winding though! Bit like the headlamp adjustment!
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Re: How to move drivers seat without power
« Reply #7 on: 21 August 2020, 19:54:27 »

That's about the state mine was in under the mats. It'll scrub up nice :y


Then it will be even more obviously Allegro beige.
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Re: How to move drivers seat without power
« Reply #8 on: 21 August 2020, 19:58:06 »

It had a tool kit in the boot, but no sign of a special tool.  There was an unused cargo net though, and about 4.20 under the carpet in old coins :y
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Re: How to move drivers seat without power
« Reply #9 on: 21 August 2020, 20:13:15 »

That's about the state mine was in under the mats. It'll scrub up nice :y


Then it will be even more obviously Allegro beige.
That beige is smart enough, it's the babypoo brown steering wheel, dash top and door cappings that really set it off :D
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Re: How to move drivers seat without power
« Reply #10 on: 22 August 2020, 14:49:39 »

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That beige is smart enough, it's the babypoo brown steering wheel, dash top and door cappings that really set it off

babypoo removed  8)





My Tourer/Elite  :y
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Re: How to move drivers seat without power
« Reply #11 on: 22 August 2020, 14:55:26 »

Tres swish 8)
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