300ce seat locking problem

Discussion in 'Interior' started by des.red35, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. des.red35

    des.red35 New Member

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    Hi there. My 1988 300ce has just failed it's MOT due to the front seats not locking in the upright position. What would be the cause of this and how is it remedied?
     
  2. GP801

    GP801 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Was the door open when tested? I think it only locks if the door is closed. Might even need the engine to be running - cant remember. Try a search because I am sure this comes up pretty frequently when tested by people unused to the peculiarities of the old mercs.
     
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  3. 300CE

    300CE Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    +1 for GP's post - it explains the set up in the handbook (if you have it) - it might be worth taking that down to your MOT place.
     
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    kth286 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Yes - proceedure is to have engine running and doors shut AND leave window open so that tester can put his hand inside to test seat back is locked.

    I always leave a note inside car for tester.
     

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