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    Hi, I'm hoping somebody can help.
    I'm reinstalling my front seats which were recently recovered. One of the nuts that is located on the underside of the hump which the front seats sit on, has moved and I'm unable to get it back into position to screw the seat securing bolt in.
    I've haven't been able to ascertain if a) The hump is able to be removed so I can find and relocate the nut, or b) If the area underneath is accessible if the exhaust muffler and heat shield are removed.

    A bit of a mission either way I suspect but it looks like I have no choice

    Many thanks, Dean

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    Hi Dean,

    The quick answer is there is no way to access the underside of the "hump"... it is closed.

    Has one of the captive nuts started turning, or is it just that they don't line up...? The cptive nuts closest to the outside of the car are in a sliding cage so can be adjusted for width.

    Cheers,

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    Thanks for your reply Mark.
    It's actually one of the inner nuts that has disappeared. Looks like I'll need to put my thinking cap on and come up with a solution.
    There goes another weekend!
    Regards Dean

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    Hi Dean,

    You could try using a nutsert - or cut an oversize hole and reweld a new nut and plate in place.

    It's a good thing it's an inner nut - fixing the outers is a whole lot harder.

    Cheers,

    Mark...

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    Just wondering if the nut has slipped in its cage or is totally lost? If it has slipped in its cage, can it been chased using a strong magnet from the top and dragged to where it should be, or using a skinny magnet poked through the hole and attracted closer to where it can be manipulated into place.
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    I'll try that Simon and see what happens So are the inner nuts also in cages? It would be good if they were - that would mean it has just slid along to where I can't see it. I'd pictured it falling to the bottom of that space.
    Cheers Dean

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deano View Post
    I'll try that Simon and see what happens So are the inner nuts also in cages? It would be good if they were - that would mean it has just slid along to where I can't see it. I'd pictured it falling to the bottom of that space.
    Cheers Dean

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    You will probably have to remove the carpet from the hump to see what's actually going on and to fix it properly. I'd expect you'll find there are several cracks radiating out from where the nut is meant to be and the whole area is no longer rigid. You really need to fish out the nut and weld it back together with some added reinforcement. I suppose you could cut a slot somewhere in the hump, maybe the front, and slip in a sheet of metal with a new nut and then screw it in place from the top. That avoids welding and there is then a backing to make the seat mounting relatively safe. It's actually a fairly weak area and prone to cracking.

    You will probably find something like this under the carpet ...

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    They're welded, mine was gone and the body sheet torn, cut out a square and put another in with the original nut, years of jumping in had cracked the welds.

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    You will probably find something like this under the carpet ...

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