Driver's seat height adjustment jammed

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Penfold
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Driver's seat height adjustment jammed

Post by Penfold » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:34 am

Hello all,

Just wondering whether anyone has come across a jammed driver's seat height adjustment lever on a 2016 Astra K. The lever won't move up or down at all and the dealer is quoting £300+ to fix it. I can't find any useful video, workshop manual or other insight into whether this can be repaired at home, but am very keen to take a look myself....just looking for some tips from anyone who may have done this already. Any help gratefully received. Thanks.


Gareth d
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Re: Driver's seat height adjustment jammed

Post by Gareth d » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:26 pm

£300 to fix it, would be just cheaper to buy a second hand seat from a breakers or ebay around £100 should get a good one

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Penfold
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Re: Driver's seat height adjustment jammed

Post by Penfold » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:41 pm

It's an option - but not what I'm looking to do just yet. I'd really like to figure out whether it might be repairable first and am looking to find any useful dismantling instructions for the height adjuster if anyone has anything I could use.


astraowner
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Astra Model: 2016 Astra K 1.6 110HP
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Astra Colour: Asteroid Grey

Re: Driver's seat height adjustment jammed

Post by astraowner » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:05 pm

Penfold wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:41 pm
It's an option - but not what I'm looking to do just yet. I'd really like to figure out whether it might be repairable first and am looking to find any useful dismantling instructions for the height adjuster if anyone has anything I could use.
Have you had the seat taken out of the car. Maybe you can see the adjuster stuff if you flip the seat upside down.
2016 Astra K 110HP, Opel Eye camera, front and rear parking sensors, dual zone climate control and heated front seats, sight and light pack.


Penfold
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Re: Driver's seat height adjustment jammed

Post by Penfold » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:27 am

After lots of searching online with nothing to show for it, went to the car and had a good look under the seat to inspect what I could see. Checked everything was greased and appeared in good working order. In desperation I grabbed the seat forcing it up and down, jumped into it and used all my weight to force it in all directions, got out and pulled it from side to side and forced the handle up and down - all of a sudden the lever starts working and seems to be in a reliable state now. My reluctant seat is now seeing reason.


AdieMcc
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Astra Model: Astra K 1.4T 150
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Re: Driver's seat height adjustment jammed

Post by AdieMcc » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:21 pm

I’ve just started having problems with my drivers seat today. If I rock a bit forward and backwards I’m getting an annoying creak from inside the seat...can see this doing my head in...
Astra K 1.4T 150 Nav. Black,18" wheels, sensors front/back, heated seats/steering wheel, shark fin aerial, washed every 2 days :D


SuperGeekJames
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Astra Model: "Ada" - 2016 Astra K 1.0T S/S 105hp
Astra Options: Heated Seats/Steering Wheel
Astra Colour: Lava Red

Re: Driver's seat height adjustment jammed

Post by SuperGeekJames » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:29 pm

AdieMcc wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:21 pm
I’ve just started having problems with my drivers seat today. If I rock a bit forward and backwards I’m getting an annoying creak from inside the seat...can see this doing my head in...
My old H started doing that, but she was 15! I took the seat to bits, and greased all joints, even between rivets. A few were stretched so drilled them out and replaced with rivet gun.

Big job, but noise went :)


AdieMcc
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Re: Driver's seat height adjustment jammed

Post by AdieMcc » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:27 am

Is there no way of opening the seat up from the back?
Don’t really want to replace it
Astra K 1.4T 150 Nav. Black,18" wheels, sensors front/back, heated seats/steering wheel, shark fin aerial, washed every 2 days :D


AdieMcc
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Re: Driver's seat height adjustment jammed

Post by AdieMcc » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:26 am

Just unclips from the bottom

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AdieMcc
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Re: Driver's seat height adjustment jammed

Post by AdieMcc » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:42 am

Found the problem/noise. 1 spring had snapped on the lumber support brace.
Solution...Rip it out!!
Noise gone. It snapped at one end and was rubbing on the metal inside the seat.

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