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Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 09:24:12 -0400
From: "hippo" <>
Subject: Re: opening rear seat in 81 turbo c900 when there's no pull-handle!

Craig's Saab C900 Site <> Jul 19, 2007 at 05:11 PM wrote: >Hi, >In order to fully trace the wiring run for the fuel sender I'm trying to >get the back seat slid forward and tilted up, but the seat has no >pull-handle to release the latch like all my other 900's have. Was the >rear seat latch setup different in the really early 900's? >Anybody know of a way without forcing one's hand down under the back of >the seat and trying to do a contortionist act to firstly find then >secondly release the latching mechanism that holds it in place? 8-) >Regards, >Craig. Even if there isn't a little black knob sticking through the vertical carpet below the cushion, there still should be at least the stub of the metal rod sticking out. If so, pliers should see you right. After that, screw some sort of nut right to the end of the thread then araldite anything on the end that will work as a knob in the future. Plan B - Put hand down back of cushion palm forward. Move your fingers forward a few cms and you should cotact the other end of the release rod a bit above the floor. Push it forward as far as possible & lift the cushion (with the other hand!). If it doesn't free you prob need more pressure. It shouldn't poke a hole in your finger until the 5th or 6th attempt :-) Thick glove or even a thimble might be a good idea too. Cheers

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