Seat release lever cable adjustment

If pulling up on the tilt lever won’t release the seatback, the cable(s) may need adjustment (or they may have broken). There are (2) cables which are secured to the outer release lever with separate thru-type bolts. Remove the rear cover from the seatback with a Phillips screwdriver and the cables will be revealed. The inner (tunnel side) cable is a long one that is routed around a plastic pulley and down to the locking cam assembly.

The outer cable is short and follows the outer seat rail. Use needle nose pliers to hold the cable while adjusting the small 10 mm nut and bolt assembly. It takes a few tries to get both adjusted correctly. Lubricate the pulley and locking cam parts with light grease before re-installing the seat back cover.

Last update: 2007-07-06 06:08
Author: Jim Gerock

Removing the Door Panel

If the top portion of the panel is difficult to pull upward after all the perimeter pins have been pulled out, simply use a long, thin screwdriver and small hammer to tap the metal clips upward (with the panel). Mine were seized and would not budge, even after tapping the ends with a hammer and block of wood.

Lie underneath the open door with the panel swinging outward and tap on the clips. It worked beautifully!

Remember to put anti-seize paste where the clips slide on the metal door frame before re-installing the panel for the next removal.

Last update: 2007-06-10 19:19
Author: Jim Gerock