205 GTI Drivers Seat - advice Needed
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    Default 205 GTI Drivers Seat - advice Needed

    Hi all, I have a 1989 205 GTI with a sunroof. Problem is that my head pokes up against the head lining. Its quite annoying and no matter how I adjust the seat i just can't seem to get a comfortable driving position. If I move the base of the seat forward my knees get jammed up. If I recline the backrest I'm too far away from the steering wheel which makes it difficult to steer with no power steering. I have been told that i may have the following options-

    Remove some padding on the seat base to lower the driving position.

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    Redesign the mounting frames under the seat, although I have now decided against this option.

    Buy a velo race seat or similar.

    Its unfortunately looking like I will have to buy a new seat. Has anyone else experienced this problem? any recommendations,

    Trent.

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    Welcome to the world of French motoring. Ergonomics, what are they?

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    I had the same problem. I think i ended up removing some of the lining of the sunroof. Just adjusting it by cutting it and folding it up. From momery you can cut it with a stanly knife and fold it up. You can still make it look like its original if your careful.

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    Don't the seats have plastic spacers?
    At least I think mine did. I left them out when I put the seats back in a while ago now.
    Maybe they were not factory?
    They lifted the seats by about 15mm from what I can remember.

    Will

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    There are some thick plastic spacers under the seat frame, well there is on mine, try removing those and see if you have enough space. You will need a torx headed screwdriver to undo the bolts.
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    Thanks chaps perhaps I will do a combination of all for best results.

    Much appreciated.

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