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Posted 06 September 2006 - 02:49 PM

Hi, I have a Reacro interior on my 1.8T Gti, and the drivers seat has started making a knocking noise from what appears to be the runner at the front, the Stealers say that it is just play caused by gradual Wear but my car is only on 54k so this seems a little premature - has anyone ever had this problem and do you have a fix?

 

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 06:22 PM

I reckon it's just a loose bolt or the slider has worn down a bit.

Most likely the frame under the seat has just shook loose.

Disconnect the battery and take the seat out and turn it upside down and make sure the front slider is tight and check the bolts around the edges of the base.

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 06:13 PM

I have the same problem on my 1.8T. I have just bought the Golf which has Recaro interior and is on 84k. The passenger seat is knocking when rocked back and forth or under normal driving conditions. Any help would be great. Gonna have a look at it this week in work so will report back.

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 03:13 AM

same problem here, mine is on 100k so I would expect a little play - any ideas would be appreciated, its possibly just some bolts gone loose?

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Posted 10 November 2006 - 06:50 PM

This is not a bolt problem but the pressed joints.If you take the seat out and turn it over you will see a series of pins with a flared end.What you need to do is get a heavy hammer and hit the end of the pins whilst holding something hard against the other end of the pin.This will tighten up the pin and resolve your knocking and rocking issues.I have done three sets upto now all with positive results.

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Posted 10 November 2006 - 07:14 PM

cheers mate ill be doin this tomoz and let you all know how i get on

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 04:53 AM

This is not a bolt problem but the pressed joints.If you take the seat out and turn it over you will see a series of pins with a flared end.What you need to do is get a heavy hammer and hit the end of the pins whilst holding something hard against the other end of the pin.This will tighten up the pin and resolve your knocking and rocking issues.I have done three sets upto now all with positive results.


 Excellent - thanks for the advice, ok silly question, I have the early model Recaro seats with Airbags - any precautions that I should take?


TIA



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Posted 13 November 2006 - 06:46 AM

no mate just make sure you dissconect the battery....

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 06:53 AM

Do you reckon it would it be possible to tighten them by getting under them with a huge great pair of slipjoint pliers. Are the runners/pins accessible this way?

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 10:03 AM

no mate. i did this on saturday it really is alot easier than you think....

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 03:43 PM

Grips etc will not work.You need to give them a good belt.


 


Did it work then ? Mine have been knock free ever since.



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Posted 15 November 2006 - 04:10 PM

is it the 2 pins one above the other? with small legs coming off them if you know what i mean? iv hit them got a hammer and screw driver to it and it still clunks. but i didnt put nothing on the other side when hit it.so i dont think it is tight.gona try again tomoz i think.

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 06:17 PM

The pins you hit run down the centre of the seat frame.I think we are talking about the same ones.If you post a pic I can show you which ones,

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 06:21 PM

so they run from the front of the seat to the rear underneath? are they on a runner type thing or just a pin holding 2 pieces tagether? just need a good idea as im gona try it tomoz and wanna hurry with it cus it sooooo cold. cheers for the info mate really is helping. and wanna get it fixed cus it sound crap lol

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 03:23 AM

Just crawled under my seats.In the pic the circled bit is one of the parts that causes the knocking you will see the other pin above it once the seat is removed.They seemed to be a pressed joint with no adjustment.With the wear and tear of daily use they get a little worn and with having no bushes they knock.What you need to do is give it a good bash with  a small heavy hammer whilst holding something against the other side of the pin.I used a bar and wedged it against the garage.This way all your energy goes into compressing the pin.Trust me it works but dont be limp wristed with the hammer[:P]


 


Once complete spray a bit of lube or grease onto the joints just to keep them smooth.


 




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Posted 16 November 2006 - 08:38 AM

cheers for goin through all that hastle mate...i didnt see them 2.....ill let ya know how i get on. :)

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 07:50 AM

ok im gona drag my car into the garage in a min after this cup of tea ;) and have a go.ill let you know how i get on...

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 09:51 AM

ok just done it the RIGHT WAY now using something to support it on the other side as you hit them. last time i just hit them so it was pointless...


its worked and its sooo easy for anyone who hasnt done thins just go do it. it only taken 35mins.



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Posted 03 December 2006 - 10:59 AM

Mick B you're a legend! This must be the first time I've ever seen a definitive fix for this problem [:D][y]


I'll try it on my passenger seat sometime soon, thanks! Pat


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Posted 03 December 2006 - 01:59 PM

Mick B you're a legend! This must be the first time I've ever seen a definitive fix for this problem [:D][y]

I'll try it on my passenger seat sometime soon, thanks! Pat


 


Well thank you Pat lol.


I test all options before the stealers come into my head.I am just glad someone used the info and got a result[Y]



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Posted 03 December 2006 - 02:32 PM

yes spot on mick....maybe you should write a little how-to when you have a spare half hour?

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 11:03 AM

My seat has started doing this, noticed it a few weeks ago. Car has done around 97K. 
This thread came at a perfect time... I wasn't even looking into it and I know the answer!! 

So... Thanks for that !

By the way, is the relay for the heated seat underneath (Think I read it somewhere), as that doesn't work anymore (drivers side only) and I could kill two birds with one stone...... if I'm lucky !..... or is it behind the switch on the dash. Can I just swap them to see if it works or are the switches different, when I looked the other day they were different colours. Sorry to hijack the thread, but I haven't seen any answers to heated seat problems!!


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Posted 04 January 2007 - 10:04 AM

Didn't work on my Recaro, the nylon guides are worn on the slide mechanism and that is allowing mine to rock and tap against the slide runner that the lock pin locks into.

So I put some pads on to stop the noise and I will have to investigate if the guides can be renewed with VW.

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 08:34 AM

MICK B, where abouts on the NE are you?  Fancy doing my drivers seat?



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Posted 14 January 2007 - 11:37 AM

you guys are legends .... sorted mine today there perfect


 


just need to sort dash rattle where centre console meets at bottom ... any ideas


 


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Posted 14 January 2007 - 12:23 PM

you guys are legends .... sorted mine today there perfect


 


just need to sort dash rattle where centre console meets at bottom ... any ideas


 


stuarty



 


hey mate..glad you sorted it. do you mean that enoying creak noise? from above the ashtray? i had this and tried everything even took it all out and checked it all. anyway my mates car did it and he took it to vw and all they did was wedge some soft side velcro strip between it. if you feel under the part where the ecu port cover is/ above ashtray where you cant see. you will feel a gap(only small) but basicly what i did was wegde some card between this gap(very tight) but you cant see it and its stopped ever since....i hope you understand. ill explain more if you dont


 


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Posted 25 April 2007 - 05:34 PM

Bump, I need to do this Saturday afternoon.

Couple of VW's and a couple of TVRs.  All are modified.

Should to a 'My Garage' thread;


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Posted 19 December 2007 - 11:59 AM

apparently my passenger seat moves in my golf.


As everyone says how easy this proceedure is i might have to have a crack at this over the weekend.


Might enrole the help of someone slightly less inept than me, just to make sure like.



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Posted 19 December 2007 - 12:39 PM

you and me both, will fix this in the spring, too cold to do now ! and lazy [:o]

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 06:57 AM

This didnt work for me [:(]. I tried it twice, and it effected how my seat tilts up and forward (3 Door). its now much stiffer and doent do it on its own like the passenger one which i havent touched.

I read someone else was going to replace the nylon guides in the runners, maybe this is my problem ?? im not sure on this one.[*-)]

Dam those seats are heavy [:O]

 
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