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Converting 4 seater to a 5 seater ??

crazypainter Dec 23, 2013

  1. crazypainter

    crazypainter Member

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    I have a saloon (B6) with a fixed rear bulkhead and the rear seats don't fold down. This is how it came from the factory. I am wondering if its possible to fit a lap belt (or even a three point) and if so whats required to make it legal as its registered as a 4 seat. ??

    Any help appreciated...
    Thanks
     
  2. Mike.M

    Mike.M Well-Known Member

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    You should have a middle lap belt already as mine has one. It may be tucked away under the seat somewhere.
     
  3. SmoothAssault

    SmoothAssault Will design for mods

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    It's quite common to find that the rears don't fold down, but I thought it was only the cabs that were 4 seaters. Saloon should have a lap belt, even if there's no centre head rest.
     
  4. crazypainter

    crazypainter Member

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    Def no lapbelt, and paperwork and a call to Audi both confirm its registered as a 4 seat.
     
  5. SmoothAssault

    SmoothAssault Will design for mods

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    How strange. Never seen that anywhere before. But the seat bench just pulls up out of the car (unless the 2 seat bench is dramatically different?) so you could easily have a look to see it a retrofit might be possible.

    It's not a great photo, but you can see what is left when the 3 seat bench is removed here: Stripping out the A4 interior | Matt Easom

    Looks like the lap belt stuff just bolts onto where your existing seat belts probably attach.
     
  6. Mike.M

    Mike.M Well-Known Member

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    The lap belt and buckle are only bolted down so easy to fit and remove. I would try a local breaker and get the parts.
     
  7. crazypainter

    crazypainter Member

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    I think its just the registering of it as a 5 seat I am unsure about in terms of procedure and cost??
     
  8. PetrolDave

    PetrolDave Well-Known Member

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    Check the V5 change of details section, I'm lead to believe that one of the amendments catered for there is a change to the number of seats.
     
  9. crazypainter

    crazypainter Member

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    Ok, interesting. Had a look on the DVLA site as well. I wonder if they in turn notify Audi so the records all match up? Thanks for all the info so far, very helpful.
     

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