How to remove 205 front seats?
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    Hi

    I need to take out my front seats but cant get to the front bolts as the seat wont go back far enough.

    Is there a trick to this? I cant get a hex key in to loosen the bolt.


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    cut/grind down the hex key so its very short. they will come out. also loosen all the other bolts and it may make the hard to get too ones, easier to undo. the reason there so tight is the the tilt mech was removed from the runners and the runners are bolted straight to the seat giving stuff all clearance, if its the car i think it is. lots of patience and good luck helps too.

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    hi

    its that that its tight but there isnt enough room to get a hex key onto the bolt. the seat frame prevents getting a key onto the bolt. can you get angled star hex keys? i have never seen them but that might work.


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    hmmm not sure then? when they went in i used a ground down hex key. make sure the rails arent jamming. the hex key needs to be ground very short!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fluery View Post
    Hi

    I need to take out my front seats but cant get to the front bolts as the seat wont go back far enough.

    Is there a trick to this? I cant get a hex key in to loosen the bolt.


    cheers
    Whilst a "hex key" might do the job , the correct tool is a torx T-40.
    There is are small cheap kits available which have a selection of smaller torx bits and a rachet driver.
    The bit/driver combination is more compact than a hex key.

    Something like this might be the go.
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Offset-Ra...item231b568cf8

    or just a T-40 bit with spanner, using say a block of wood to hold the Torx bit into place.

    A Torx set comes in handy as 205s have lots of Torx headed screws and bolts in them.
    Cylinder head bolts are Torx and even the auto transmission drain plug is Torx.
    Paul

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    Last edited by 504-504-504; 7th April 2012 at 12:06 PM.

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