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Author Topic: Sabelt broken red release handle repair  (Read 3348 times)

Offline BiAS

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Sabelt broken red release handle repair
« 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...


Removal of some screws and the black cover comes off to reveal the mech.....


Allowing me to remove the broken bits......


And perform some surgery.......






And refitted.......


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.


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    Offline 124Abarthreplica

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    Re: Sabelt broken red release handle repair
    « Reply #1 on: May 26, 2020, 07:16:04 pm »
    Thank you BiAS :thumb:

    Offline GTMartin

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    Re: Sabelt broken red release handle repair
    « Reply #2 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.

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    Re: Sabelt broken red release handle repair
    « Reply #3 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!

    Offline BiAS

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    Re: Sabelt broken red release handle repair
    « Reply #4 on: October 23, 2021, 10:44:37 am »
    Just checked back in and discovered I'd got 4 unanswered dms asking how to 'de-skin' the Sabelts to get to the release handle  :whistle:
    So hopefully this picture and a crude drawing can help those who've asked.
    Notes:
    The groove runs around the outer edge of the seat including the harness slot.
    To refit roll the edge back into the groove



    Offline mj2k

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    Re: Sabelt broken red release handle repair
    « Reply #5 on: October 23, 2021, 12:01:13 pm »
    Nice write-up  :thumb:

    I've noticed there are replacement handles appearing at a reasonable price on Ebay, so though the mod is probably going to be stronger than the original, the repair could be even quicker with one of those.