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 How to disassemble your Supra Electric Seat to repair the Rear Tilt Up/Down

  

Undo screws in side of seat (where the recline lever is)

(If yours is manual) Get small screwdriver & pop out the clip that holds the manual winder in, pull off winder,

Plastic winderPlastic winder

 

Pull up the recline lever and yank the crap out of it to get it off

Recline LeverRecline Lever

 

Give the switch a little pull and it'll unclip from the switches underneath

Undo 2 10mm bolts on front side of seat on the seat tracks both sidesWiring to switchesWiring to switches

 

Undo 12mm nut on motor to release that side of shaft (use vice grips to hold the shaft while you undo these nuts)

Front motor viewFront motor view

 

Undo 12mm nut on other end of shaft

12mm nut & rubber bush with my uber awesome cable ties12mm nut & rubber bush with my uber awesome cable ties

 

Pray your rubber bush just falls off, i had to hammer mine off, it was there goooooood lol

Rubber bush removal - don't lose itRubber bush removal - don't lose it

 

Undo the 2 small phillips screws in the little white plate which holds the shaft steady & also acts as the stopper

Removing stopper plateRemoving stopper plate

 

Undo 10mm bolt on front of seat just below motor

Shaft removal from motorShaft removal from motor

 

Undo 2 phillips screws holding the motor in place on bottom of seat, your motor should be movable now

Removing screws that hold the motor secureRemoving screws that hold the motor secure

Being your original bush is broken you shouldn't have any problems then pulling the shaft out of the motor, you will need to lever

against the seat track against the motor plate (where you took the 2 10mm bolts out of) to get the shaft out.

This section is on a uni joint so just lever it around until you have it most of the way out of the motor

Hopefully your metal bushes aren't deformed.

 

Get new/2nd hand bush, put in place

 

Put shaft through holes where your motor would normally be

 

Thread shaft into new bush as far as it will go

 

Lever against plate again

 

Put motor in place and screw up screws

 

Now place the shaft back into the motor meanwhile while still levering the plate if necessary

 

Gently insert the shaft

 

Jiggle all about till it all slots back in nicely, I ended up undoing the 12mm bolts on the front and rear side of the seat to allow the

 

bottom cushion to move so I could get the shaft back into the motor with the new bush in place.

 

Apply battery voltage to connector (two pin plug - reversing polarity will move seat in opposite direction

 

I had a flatish battery available so that the movement on the seat wouldn't be as fast as usual in case there was any binding.

 

Just flick the switch quickly in one direction to see what way it will go, you need it to wind out slightly so you can get the 12mm nut back on the other end (motor side)

 

Do not do the 12mm nuts up uber tight, they just need to be nipped up (loctite if you're worried they'll rattle loose xD)
(don't forget your washer on the motor side & the rubber bush to go back on the end of the new bush side)

 

Nip up nuts

 

Screw the little white plate back in place

 

Test drive the motor

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