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S3 Drivers Seat Issue

5ean May 20, 2009

  1. 5ean

    5ean S3 Owner VCDS Map User

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    The other day when i went to sit in the car, i sat back and left the lower back support thing pop and now there's no lower back support? I can hear the motor turning when i push the buttons for it but it aint actually moving..

    I'm not overweight etc, no where near it in fact so i dunno how this managed to happen.. Is there anything i can do to fix it or would it involve taking the seat to pieces etc? :uhm:

    Thanks

    Sean
     
  2. 5ean

    5ean S3 Owner VCDS Map User

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    Anybody??
     
  3. A3Tom

    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    Sounds like somethings snapped. I had this on an old car where the lumbar suppport cable snapped....was a right pig to change (wasnt an S3 though).
     
  4. golf

    golf ***** rent boy VCDS Map User

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    Same thing happened on my A4, I used this guide to sort it out. Although it's for an A4 not an S3, the same theory applies.
     
  5. 5ean

    5ean S3 Owner VCDS Map User

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    Thanks for that! I will give it a go at some point this weekend.. Hopefully the entire part in broken, it just felt like it popped out of the holder rather than breaking..
     
  6. alijames

    alijames Active Member

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    Sean,

    I dismantled an S3 recaro last year, and it's a bit more complex than the A4 looks.

    You have to remove the seat back from the seat (and there are no plugs on the cable to the lumber motor, you either have to cut and re-splice the cable or keep the backrest next to the base) and remove the leather to gain access to the lumber motor.

    See http://audi.lanzz.org/a3_interior.pdf for guide to removing and stripping the seat down.

    Good Luck,
     
  7. 5ean

    5ean S3 Owner VCDS Map User

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    Nothing is ever easy nowadays huh :( Thanks for that Ali, appreciated!
     

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