W211 Front Seat Removal

Discussion in 'Interior' started by PaulXC, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. PaulXC

    PaulXC Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I need to pull the drivers seat out - left hand side as its a LHD car. ( E320Cdi Estate - 2006).

    I need to replace the seat base cover as the Artico is split - well it actually split about 6 years ago but now it looks horrible. The cover is on order at an eye watering £290 as I just couldn't find one to match at the breakers.

    As far as I can see there are 4, 12mm External Torx bolts holding it in a and bunch of wires. As was hot climate car - Spain, there are no heated seats and its manual fore and aft adjustment so should be less hassle?

    My real question is - do I disconnect the battery before I pull the cables apart as there is an airbag in the upper side of the seat.

    tia
     
  2. Alps

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    only 4 bolts holding the seat down, I would disconnect the battery once the 4 bolts have been taken off, then remove the wiring after 10 mins.

    If you disconnect the battery first you wont be able to move the seat to remove the bolts.
     
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    PaulXC

    PaulXC Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Its a manual slide seat so no problem with moving it. I was just concerned about the airbag. I'll disconnect it . Cheers
     
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