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mk3 tombstone seat latch

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the upright adjuster on my drivers seat doesnt lock well and can randomly give way, meaning i fall back. 

 

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shown is the system for locking it. not exactly large teeth and most have worn, have filed them (after this pic was taken) to try impove but not sure it will be enough.

anyone got any better ideas or have done something to fix this.

 

its in a coupe so need to be able to drop seat forward and lock back up easily.

Cheers

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also noticed the seat rails were bolted into other holes just outside of where the captive nuts are, wondering if my rails are not the original and someone has drilled out to make work.

seats fitted in car fine

 

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The tread may be damaged & so have been refrilled.

The reclining mechanism can give problems if it's not fully engaging.

To tilt (for entry to the rear) you press down on the small lever under the rear edge of the seat base.

All MK3 seats use the same mechanism wether in 2dr/4dr or estate/wagon.

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i have a set of seats i got out of my old 4 door. they have system you have referred to.

 

these seats are a bit different

 

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the lever sticking out is used to adjust the angle of the back rest.

I have discovered what i believe to be the issue with the drivers side, a spring in missing. hopefully i can find something suitable.

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being a different mechanism, im wondering if these didnt come out of a cortina.

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Don't look like it, look Japanese.

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That seat looks very much like the seats I took out of my neighbours' old Datsun 120Y to put in my mates' Triumph Toledo.

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well bummer. one more thing that will be slightly off making this car as original as possible.

i dont mind though, they are in good condition and i dont think too many people will notice they arent original

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Think they might be Toyota poss corolla

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managed to get the locking mechanism working thanks to a spring from the drums off some random car at pick a part.

so these will be going into the car, and maybe one day if i find a set will put original cortina seats in.

 

thanks for the help guys

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