Removing seats in Fiat Ducato

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  1. PhilandMena

    PhilandMena Funster

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    I Have a Mclouis Lagan 410 om a Fiat Ducato base. I need to remove the driver and passesnger seat so i can install new leisure batteries.
    Has anyone removed these seats before. I note there are 4 special allen type bolts with a star shapped recess in them and i suspect that's a special tool which i will have to go to Fiat for !
    Anyway, would i be right in thinking that if i remove these bolts i can just lift the seat off to get acess to he battery bay underneath.

    Thanks in advance.
    Philip.
     
  2. alf

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    Yes they are torx set screws I think they are torx 35 I will check later and give you a PM if no one does it before me

    Cover the battey terminals with a bit of old carpet so you dont drop a spanner on the battery terminals and short out. :thumb:

    Alf
     
  3. sinbad1

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    this is about adding a swivel to a seat but will give you the idea

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ace68J3oknM"]click here[/ame]

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    just remove the four star screws,do the back one first :thumb:
     
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    Torx or Star bits are in Halfords. Watch out for the weight of those seats !!

    Often an allen key will fit provided they are not too tight.
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Quite right.

    Unless you are desperate.
     
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    Desperate situations call for desperate means :Rofl1: but it's true that once a Torx is stripped there's b****r all one can do :RollEyes:
     
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    These are so big I would whip out my MIG and weld a nut on top, so there :Tongue1:

    I *am* very impressed with torx, I did a major service on my daughter's car in January and being out of date I had to buy a load of torx, BIG torx as well and they are a real treat to use, they really take some wellie.
     
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