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'74 412 Driver Seat anatomy

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:54 pm
by steve_1125
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


Re: '74 412 Driver Seat anatomy

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:58 pm
by raygreenwood
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

Re: '74 412 Driver Seat anatomy

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:41 am
by steve_1125
Yes, Ray that is what is happening. Thank you so much!

Re: '74 412 Driver Seat anatomy

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:02 pm
by steve_1125
Hi Ray, update, we managed to repair the seat, had to get it done, so I could drive it LOL . My mechanic machined parts so the two metal pieces on the left and right sides of the bottom back would stop falling through. They again had to lock so the back would hold up and not fall back onto the back seat. Happy Holidays!