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Ok guys,

This is a total act of desperation. My seat was feeling a bit deflated so I went with the noodle overhaul on peach parts. I got the seat out of the car, no problem. Put it on the bench and started unscrewing the supposed 4 screws holding the track system to the bottom of the seat. To my surprise, there a 5 screws. Two on the right track, and three on the left! WTF! Now I cant figure out how to get the third screw out.

Can anyone be of any help? Thanks!



 

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You did not have to remove the seat tracks to do the pool noodle fix in the first place.

I can see why it feels deflated, there are 3 visible broken springs from the photo!
 

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Using the seat adjuster, slide the seat along the track until th screw is accessable through one of the holes on the bottom track.

Had to do this to convert a passeger seat to the driver side.
 

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Your right, guess i didnt need to take off the track :eek:

I finally got it all put back together, i decided not to go with the $50 dollar spring fix kit on mercedes source. Instead i just jammed foam in there until it sprung back to its original glory. :D

Thanks!
 

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I wouldn't use the seat spring fix as long as I have access to passenger seat boxes. They never seem to break.
 

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So, I should just swap my passenger seat with the drivers seat meanng just the bottoms. Or is this disassemble and swap spring boxes? I'm wanting to do a high-end permanent (another 25 years) fix on the driver's side.
 
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