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post #17 of (permalink) Old 09-22-2018, 06:36 AM
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This is what the sensor looks like. Note I pulled the squab out, then the leather cover off the squab, then the sponge seating off the sensor. I have a spare sensor which I bought and in the end did not need it! Before you do all of that check out the condition of the wire leading from the sensor to the plug under the seat. you can see it here in the pic at the very bottom, a grey wire running away from the seat.

Now, when the seat is in place, this wire runs through the metal frame that holds the seat squab in place. The wire flexs ever so slightly as the seat is used. One of the wires had broken inside the grey insulation at the point where it crosses the hole in the metal frame. I found this out after I pulled the whole seat apart unnecessarily. Easy to check continuity with a meter! Hope this helps. COme back with questions if you need to

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