Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 21:02:37 GMT
From: th <>
Subject: Re: which 9000 rear seats be folded flat?

Johannes H Andersen wrote: > > Jools wrote: > >>"LauraK" <lkrznospamcomnospam> wrote in message >> >> >>>>AFAIK, the CS and CSE seats operate identically. You first must >>>>"tumble" forward the lower seat cushion and then fold down the seat >>>>back. On our old '92 9000T and also on my daughter's '93 9000CSE that >>>>provides a fairly (though not perfectly) flat area for cargo. >>> >>>It's this moving forward of the lower seat cushion that I haven't been >>>able to >>>figure out. I'll fiddle around and see if I can get it to work. >>>Do you push it from the back or pull it from the front? >>> >> >>If you push your hand between the seat bottom & back, amongst the old bits >>of food wrapper, coins & half melted sweets you will find a fabric tag. This >>*should* protrude between the cushions, but often gets lost. Pull this tab >>forward, and the seat base moves. >> >>HTH? >>Julian > > > I have this on my 1993 9000 CSE, but the floor isn't horizontally flat, but > flat enough for my mountain bike. In my other Type 4 car: Fiat Croma, I > could get the floor completely flat. However, the seats were much less > substantial. > Have you really used the two foldable locking mechanisms at the back of the seat cushion? If I use them the seat becomes quite flat. The only disadvantage with the 9000 is that the head rests have to be removed before fully folding the backrest (and you cannot remove/reinstall the headrests when the backrest is in its locked vertical position, something that you often forget!). Here there is actually an improvement on the 9-5 (believe it or not!), where the headrests can be lowered into the backrest and you don't have to keep them individually somewhere in the trunk. -- th

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