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Seat height strut / piston broken?


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I worked on my girlfriend's Boxster S seat height adjustment lever - the spring had come loose from the handle mechanism and was not activating the strut that allows for seat adjustment higher/lower. Thanks to everyone for their help earlier this month!

Now, the issue is that the strut holds the desired seat height when adjusted, but you can PRESS the seat down all the way! As if the piston is always engaged. It seems to me that the issue is the piston is simply worn out and I saw that I can order this part to repair the seat.

Any tips before I pull the seat out again? Thanks guys!

Spen

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I worked on my girlfriend's Boxster S seat height adjustment lever - the spring had come loose from the handle mechanism and was not activating the strut that allows for seat adjustment higher/lower. Thanks to everyone for their help earlier this month!

Now, the issue is that the strut holds the desired seat height when adjusted, but you can PRESS the seat down all the way! As if the piston is always engaged. It seems to me that the issue is the piston is simply worn out and I saw that I can order this part to repair the seat.

Any tips before I pull the seat out again? Thanks guys!

Spen

Spen:

Do not pull the seat out until AFTER you have pulled the key out of the iginition and disconnected the battery. Wait at least one minute and then proceed.

If you don't disconnect the battery and then disconnect the 8 pin connector under the seat, you will get the dreaded airbag light. Then it can only be reset with a Durametric, PST2 or PIWIS.

Regards, Maurice.

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Good point! Maurice. I usually don't disconnect the 8 pin connector, wire should be just long enough to pull the seat out .

Make sure u put some kind of protective cover other wise its easy to scratch your door sill!

I worked on my girlfriend's Boxster S seat height adjustment lever - the spring had come loose from the handle mechanism and was not activating the strut that allows for seat adjustment higher/lower. Thanks to everyone for their help earlier this month!

Now, the issue is that the strut holds the desired seat height when adjusted, but you can PRESS the seat down all the way! As if the piston is always engaged. It seems to me that the issue is the piston is simply worn out and I saw that I can order this part to repair the seat.

Any tips before I pull the seat out again? Thanks guys!

Spen

Spen:

Do not pull the seat out until AFTER you have pulled the key out of the iginition and disconnected the battery. Wait at least one minute and then proceed.

If you don't disconnect the battery and then disconnect the 8 pin connector under the seat, you will get the dreaded airbag light. Then it can only be reset with a Durametric, PST2 or PIWIS.

Regards, Maurice.

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