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Getting things out from under the seats

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by djp, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. djp

    djp Roadster 2.0 VIN939

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    Loose change

    Does anyone have any tricks to rescue coins that have fallen between the driver's seat and parking brake?

    It looks like the seat needs to be removed to get under there - for now I'm treating it as a savings fund towards Roadster 3.0.
     
  2. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    Abrupt deceleration?
     
  3. wiztecy

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    A magnet if they attract.

    But a high power vacuum with a nozzle that's reduced down and fits in the side crevice.

    The driver's seat is not the bear to take out, its the passenger. I'd just pull the seat, get the coins and do a nice vacuum cleaning to clean up all the dust and stuff.
     
  4. Doug_G

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    I've had some modest success with this, but usually with slightly larger objects. Carbotech AX6 really helps...

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    The driver's seat slides forward enough that you can probably get your hand under there.
     
  5. djp

    djp Roadster 2.0 VIN939

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    Tried that. Carbotechs are on order.

    Close, but not quite far enough.

    That did it (sort of). The smallest attachment I had was still larger than the coins, so I ended up fishing them out of the vacuum bag. There are still a couple wedged under there, but I'll save them for a day when I need to pull the seat.

    Thanks guys!
     
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    I have one of those. It didn't work too good retrieving loose coins but it came in handy when I had to remove my rear tail lights.
     
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    ...or there's this.
     
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    I once used a foot long metal rod, 5mm diameter, with a lump of blu-tac bound onto the end with some wire. I was able to "dab" out the coins easily as they seem to stick to the blu-tac quite well.
     
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    I heard Canadian coins are magnetic, is that true? If so try the magnet pen trick.
     
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    Used to be true for many of the coins; nickels really had nickle in them. Not anymore.
     
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    jaanton Roadster NA #1026

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    #13 jaanton, Jun 26, 2014
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    So grrr.. One of those two AA battery metal flashlights escaped my pocket and got under the seats of my roadster. I've gotten things out from under the driver's seat before which isn't too hard because the seat moves enough to get at things. But this time it's under the passenger seat and what's annoying is that its heavy enough that turns, starts and stops all cause that flashlight to be heard as it travels around under the seat.

    So, has anyone a suggestion short of removing the seat to get at this? I can't see a way in.
     
  14. Doug_G

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    Seems to me this isn't the first thread on the topic... but I can't find the other one right now. (If someone spots it let me know and I'll merge.)

    One suggested trick is to try really hard braking and see if it pops out the front. Failing that hard acceleration and see if it slides to the back.
     
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    I believe this is one of the other threads Doug was talking about:
    Loose change

    If the flashlight is made out of metal I'd use a strong magnet extension pen.
     
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    Cool. I merged the threads, but kept the new name because it better describes the problem.
     

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