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    Question S3 Seat removal

    anyone near Warwick,Leamington,Coventry know how to get my recaro out of my 02 S3.
    the mother-in-law somehow managed to get the covering off the bolster !!??
    Audi wanted one of my kids to fix it along with the deeds to my house so can anyone help ?
    Oh and btw I have tried to take it out but am flummoxed

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    The cover off the bit that pulls out the front Jase?

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    Couple of bolts at the front and two plastic covers at the back. Then slide forwards until the pegs come out. Then remove the plugs underneath and lift out carefully.

    I found it best to recline the seats a bit first then ease out of the door by tilting towards you and taking out seat base first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tufftybloke View Post
    The cover off the bit that pulls out the front Jase?

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    no,to the side just above the plastic by the seat controls

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    Quote Originally Posted by alijames View Post
    Couple of bolts at the front and two plastic covers at the back. Then slide forwards until the pegs come out. Then remove the plugs underneath and lift out carefully.

    I found it best to recline the seats a bit first then ease out of the door by tilting towards you and taking out seat base first.

    Cheers,

    seatbelt anchor is not letting me get it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post
    no,to the side just above the plastic by the seat controls

    Skillz!! can see why you need the seat off now... hope you get it sorted mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post
    seatbelt anchor is not letting me get it out.
    Sorry Jase, was working from memory, and just checked now.

    You need to slide the seat forward before starting.

    Then after removing the rear runner covers and the two bolts at the front, push seat back until the runner wheel can be lifted up and over the seat belt anchor.

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    If get stuck Jase give me shout as did it numerous times & I have elsa if neccessary.

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    i removed my drivers seat earlyer and
    after putting it back in my air bag light is on
    ,is this normal ? is this a simple case of deleting
    the fault code?thanks dan

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    Did you turn on the ignition at all while the seat electrics were disconnected? If so, then yes, it should just need the fault clearing.

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    Jason,

    I think the first thing to do is burn the mother in law!!

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    Jason,

    I think the first thing to do is burn the mother in law!!

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    I cannot believe how she did it,shes 67 years old !?

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    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post
    I cannot believe how she did it,shes 67 years old !?

    Sounds like a right vandal!!
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