Home Forums Other Technical Discussions Help needed with pulling the front seat covers to get at the fold release. Reply To: Help needed with pulling the front seat covers to get at the fold release.

DaviesDavies
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Thank you for this very helpful write up! I suspect 90% of the 780s out there have or will need this repair.  I ran into the same challenge of trying to pull back the leather on the seat back and found that if one is not super careful you can tear the leather.  Did you take any photos of your repair? Those are helpful- how far up did you “peal up” the leather. I was trying to remove the skin fully for repair and found it almost impossible to work around the side switch for the rear entry.

Questions:

(1) Did the locking hooks fail because the original piano wire locking hooks broke, or because they stretched? Either one would cause the problem but wondered if simply restretching rather than replacing would make sense, if there isn’t damage to the wire.  I know in more humid climates I’ve seen those wires with rust on them.

(2) I’m having the problem of the seat tilting back at an angle, which suggests one motor is working and the other is not so they are out of sync.  Did you sync them by making sure the teeth are on the same cog on each side, I assume?

You may have seen this video but it shows the heating and cutting of the cables to modify the cable lengths, which I have done with success. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sQB-xR1daEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sQB-xR1daEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sQB-xR1daE

Please keep these helpful repairs coming!  If you include photos we should make them into an independent repair articles to have on the site!