UK Car Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hi there ---
Ive been asked by admin to see if I can help you with this -- and I will do all I can for you ... For now, can I just ask you , because there were differing ones and I want to be sure what we are dealing with ( as I can't see yours from here ) ;)-
-- does your armrest have an adjustable knob - that rotates underneath the arm rest for specific height adjustment??
Rgds, for now --- MIKE
Hello again - please accept my apologies for the delay in replying --
I have made some enquiries for you about this issue you are having - and apparently there is no "known" issue - so basically what must have happened with your one -is that it must simply have jammed up inside -- The reason I asked you about the method of adjustment - was because I know there was a known issue with one of the sorts that caused them to lock in certain positions - but yours is not one of them...
I dont know how far you have managed to get into the seat - but you may have to get all the way in which may entail cutting the fabric - or opening it up from the bottom and un-peeling the fabric right off the seat so that you can access the frame work - then you will be able to actually see the problem thats occured - As I say, its a mechanical issue that has jammed up inside - unusual - and Ive not heard of another doing it --(not of that type anyway) - I feel you might well find something thats physically broken and locked up the workings...
Thats the very best I can do for you Im afraid - even if I could see the car seat in front of me - the advice would have to be the same --you are just going to have to get inside the seat to deal with it......
All the very best ---- Rgds, MIKE
Hello & Thank you for your comments...
I have given you all the info & help I can based on the info I have and what I know about these seats... If you take the car to a dealer - I can tell you now what they will say - they will tell you that the only answer is a new seat! What I have advised you is the best info you are going to get - as the dealers and many garages will not even attempt such a repair.... your original question indicated you wanted a way to fix the problem - and that is exactly what I have told you how to do.... strip the seat , locate the problem and fix it -whatever it is you find. Its not a normal/usual problem that occurs with these - so the info you have neen given, you will not find in any repair books - as I said earlier - the answer you are going to get from the dealers will be to replace the seat.
I have actually spent quite some time on this subject, trying to help you - more than most believe me -- Im sorry if you do not agree with / or like the answer... I can't help that... but in fairness for you to feel the need to withhold payment for my time is not something I can do much about - we rely on the good human nature of people to press the Accept button when they have received help - whether customers like the advice or not - the advice given - and in your case - is indeed correct and factual.