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Front seat bolts AARGH!!!!

Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:10 pm

I was removing my front driver seat to put on my iggee seat covers, and the 2 bolts that hold the seat track in were so frigging tight I couldn't believe it. Even after the initial 'seal' broke, the bolts were tight until nearly 3/4 of the way out. I was scared the bolt was gonna strip or break. Whats up with that?

I moved on to the passenger seat, same deal, but this time being extremely careful to make sure the torx was secureley in the bolt head, it stripped. I got it to turn maybe 1 1/2 full turns before it stripped, now i am screwed. I figured I would get the ole dremel out and grind the bolt head off, got it started but the dremel grinding discs are too small to complete the job, so now i have half a bolt head and am in a tight spot. Why are these bolts in there so tight?????????

I'll figure something out. Can't stop thinking about it. For those of you that said it was an easy 5 minute job, I would have to disagree. Welcome to my world.

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Re: Front seat bolts AARGH!!!!

Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:53 pm

I used to routinely remove the passenger seat for additional storage, especially when driving solo on long trips. Have not done this on the Bolt. Yes, for about the last 20 years it seems those bolts are seriously torqued in and perhaps Loctited as well, and I can't help wondering if those are also high-tensile-strength bolts. I feel your pain!

One issue with removing the car seats (which I've now stopped doing) is that on some cars disconnecting the seat sensor for the airbag sets a code which only the dealer can reset, much to the delight of the service department which loves to charge at least their minimum. :evil:

Good luck with replacing that bolt!

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