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rear seat / cushion removal with pictures

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by bellwilliam, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. bellwilliam

    bellwilliam Member

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    #1 bellwilliam, Apr 16, 2013
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    had a hard time removing seats, so took some pictures for future reference..

    looks like 2 ways of removing rear cushion:
    1. my way, by force, almost broke the plastic anchor. there are 2 U shaped prongs that's inserted into 2 plastic white thingie (see red arrow)
    2. remove steel frame along with seat bottom. there are 6 hex nuts (see green arrow) holding it.

    sorry pictures couldn't be better.
    there is probably a thread somewhere showing easy way, but I couldn't find one.

    see those blue masking tape ? it was there :)
     

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  2. scriptacus

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    Did you happen to notice if the seat belt receivers are adjustable? I have an issue with one of mine being misaligned, and because it is so flush with the seat surface it slips underneath cloth grommet and become incredibly hard to buckle. I've seen other pictures of Model S where the receivers stick out 0.5".
     
  3. bellwilliam

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    sorry, don't look like it is adjustable. at least from the buckle itself
     

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    Looking at those it's somewhat surprising that adding the second charger after delivery is $2100 of labor...

    bellwilliam, if you don't mind me asking, what's your goal in getting under the seats?
     
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    #5 bellwilliam, Apr 16, 2013
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    there is a loud whine from motor/gear at ~70MPH, there is a thread on this issue. I thought about applying sound absorbing mats (~dynamat) to quiet it.
     
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    The service tech took 6 hours to pull out the rear seat and replace, not add, a second charger. I can see the big $2100 labor charge. $250 an hour with 8 plus hours.
     
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    Has anyone installed the cushion back in? Should it just snap back into the white clips? It looks like there is a white plastic part in the way. Should the white clips be removed and installed on the cushion first before pushing back down?
     
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    I can't even get the seat to lift a little to get at the hex bolts??? We have a problem in the High Voltage Junction box but I can't get to it.
     

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