'74 412 Driver Seat anatomy

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steve_1125
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'74 412 Driver Seat anatomy

Post by steve_1125 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:54 pm

Quoting from an old post from Chris Hobbs here from 2004, he wrote "I just got my copy of the Types 1-4 Bentley CD set in the mail today. It is the real deal, an Adobe Acrobat-style reproduction of the factory repair manual microfiche set as it was distributed by VWoA circa 1981-82. Right now I'm checking out instructions on how to replace various 412 front seat adjustment cables--something you won't find in Haynes or Clymer."

Question, will that manual help to resolve seat back repair? I have the driver's seat locking when placing the seat back to its up position, see photo , taken before repair, we got that area to lock, but then the seat back doesn't hold and still flop backs. So we are thinking there is something inside the seat back, a locking mechanism, that needs repair. There must be something in addition, a locking bar?, to hold seat up. Thanks in advance ! Steve


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Re: '74 412 Driver Seat anatomy

Post by raygreenwood » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:58 pm

So what exactly is the seat doing? Is it flipping/laying all the way down in the back seat?
So it locks in the upright position from what you are saying...but will not stay and then flips back?

Let me look at one of mine and see what is there. I have two with all of the upholstery stripped off. Ray

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Re: '74 412 Driver Seat anatomy

Post by steve_1125 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:41 am

Yes, Ray that is what is happening. Thank you so much!

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