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Tuning & Modifications => DIY/How To section. => Topic started by: BiAS on May 26, 2020, 07:02:55 pm

Title: Sabelt broken red release handle repair
Post by: BiAS on May 26, 2020, 07:02:55 pm
Although I removed the seat from the car to do this in hindsight this is perfectly doable in situ.
Cover is tucked into a groove round the outside of the seatback and is removed by rolling it towards the front, the harness slot untucks in a similar way. The bottom of the cover looked like it was glued in on mine so I left that where it was and just pulled the cover and foam away to give me access...
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49933982962_f4f828a35c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j5uHsJ)

Removal of some screws and the black cover comes off to reveal the mech.....
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49934005242_49280cc53c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j5uQ5S)

Allowing me to remove the broken bits......
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49933728366_acfacb636f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j5tpM9)

And perform some surgery.......
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49933292763_da796a18ac_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j5rbhK)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49933888861_b79d6e7c80_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j5ueui)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49933988966_3385e7963a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j5uKff)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49934025076_d4e0863f2c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j5uVYQ)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49934030751_e6cec99439_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j5uXEF)

And refitted.......
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49934341887_51e856a3e8_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j5wya6)

Some reassembly and refitting later we now have a  pair of working releases. Because of where the break is only the top 2 screws are visible and then only when the release is fully pulled up.
 Hope this can be of help to others.

Title: Re: Sabelt broken red release handle repair
Post by: 124Abarthreplica on May 26, 2020, 07:16:04 pm
Thank you BiAS :thumb:
Title: Re: Sabelt broken red release handle repair
Post by: GTMartin on May 31, 2020, 08:23:27 am
Well done  :thumb: You managed to fix the problem without having to go to the dealer, I bet it is now stronger than original.
Title: Re: Sabelt broken red release handle repair
Post by: Chaser on September 09, 2020, 04:19:39 pm
Hello,

Do you mind me asking if you have any images/instructions on the steps you took to get the seat into the state shown? In other words, how do you remove the front section of the (back of the) seat?

I'm scared I'll tear the seat covering!

Thanks so much!