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996 seat control trimremoval

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I want to disassembly this panel for painting and looking for some tips before I take the seat out of the car.  I'm doing the recliner cover and leather restoration at the same time so that's why the whole seat will be out.





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I would be very careful with those levers.  I have heard of broken ones and no replacement parts are available.  Have to buy the whole assembly, or find one at a junk yard.  I think you remove the bottom two screws and the whole assembly pops off with the levers still on.  Then maybe you can put it on the bench and use some plastic tools to gently pry off the levers.

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These were seats that only had power for the back angle.  

The lower cushion lever just pulls straight out, make sure the rod in the middle comes out too or you won't be able to remove the lower cushion.

The cushion removal is covered elsewhere (short version: pull the pins in the white clips at the front of the underside of the seat, then unclip)


Here's the part I was unsure about.  With careful prying with a soft tool, like a plastic trim interior stick, while lightly squeezing the center plastic pivot pin from the back the lever will work itself out.  Careful for the metal pin and spring that provides the friction for the mechanism.

You can see the pivot pin here:

After removal:
Pin & spring

You can see why I wanted to strip them down for painting.



The electrical switch is just held in by the side clips you can't see in the first picture (they are very obvious when you look at it), just pry as little as possible

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