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Old 26th January 2018, 07:13 AM
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Though that's a US-produced reference so did they actually have these specific seats?
Yes
(pretty certain)
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Old 26th January 2018, 09:38 AM
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Thanks Marty, when I get a chance I'll have a serious look at Bentley and see what it says about taking the seat apart.

I did spot a reference to Sports seats but I'm not sure that's them.
The more basic seats are a lot easier as the back panel can be removed relatively easily, exposing all the motors etc.
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Old 7th February 2018, 10:43 AM
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Thanks Marty, when I get a chance I'll have a serious look at Bentley and see what it says about taking the seat apart.
Not that productive really, it's still not clear but does look like it's not a DIY job and needs trimming tools and skills.

That said, the unit arrived today and is quite small, so I'm wondering if a trimmer could open up the relevant area to facilitate a swap and do an invisible repair afterwards?
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Old 8th February 2018, 09:11 PM
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Is this of any help to you?

Removing and installing lumbar support and head restraint mount.
Slacken off lumbar support.

1. Head restraint mount
2. Height adjustment drive shaft *for lumbar support
3. Drive shaft retaining ring *attached with anti-squeak pad - item 4 - to backrest frame using cable tie
4. Anti-squeak pad
5. Linkage
6. Input shaft *detach circlip - item 10 - and detach drive shaft
7. Lumbar support
* Removing - unfasten all cable ties for anti-squeak pad - item 4
- remove circlip - item 10
- detach linkage - item 5
- detach lumbar support from retainers - item 8 and item 9
- detach drive shaft - item 2 - from lumbar support
8. Retainer
9. Retainer
10. Circlip
11. Bolt
12. Cover


Removing and installing electrical components with backrest
1. Driver's seat backrest adjustment sender -F86
2. Driver's seat backrest adjustment motor -V45
Passenger's seat backrest adjustment motor -V46
3. Flexible drive shaft * for head restraint adjustment
4. Head restraint adjustment sender -G129
5. Head restraint adjustment motor left -V103
right - V104
6. Driver's head restraint downward adjustment limit switch -E196
Passengers's -E197
7. Driver's head restraint upward adjustment limit switch -E194
Passenger's -E195
8. Cover for head restraint adjustment mechanism
9. Valve block for driver's lumbar support adjustment mechanism -N209
Passenger's -N210
10. Pressure switch for driver's lumbar support adjustment mechanism -F224
passenger's -F225
*inserted in protective case - item 11
11. Protective case *for pressure switch and pump for lumbar support adjustment mechanism
*attached with double-sided adhesive tape to backrest frame
*sealed with cable tie
12. Pump for driver's lumbar support adjustment mechanism -V152
passenger's -V153
*inserted in protective case - item 11
13. Air cushion for lumbar support adjustment mechanism *attached on underside with double-sided adhesive tape


text 3.7 - Removing and installing pump, pressure switch and valve block for lumbar support adjustment

* Unscrew valve block for lumbar support adjustment -3- from backrest frame
* Carefully unfasten air cushions -1- and -2- from polystyrene panel (double-adhesive tape)
* Detach connectors to pump for lumbar support adjustment -5- to pressure switch for lumbar support adjustment -4- and to valve block -3- for lumbar support adjustment.
*Disconnect appropriate hoses.
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Old 8th February 2018, 10:28 PM
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Thanks for all that, it's basically the same as I get from Bentley and ElsaWin. But until you actually look at it in detail it doesn't make much sense.

As Goran posted in the other related thread, taking out the centre backrest panel, which looks not too difficult, may give enough access.

I'll put my findings up here as and when I tackle this, but it probably won't be for a while - weather is not good!
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2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation".
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
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Old 9th February 2018, 09:34 AM
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As some of you may have noticed, Goran has given me some more useful detail; in his thread (http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6302 started about 5 years ago!) about dismantling the seat to get at the lumbar pump unit.
It's beginning to look less of a "mission".

One fall-back plan I now have is much simpler though. Having "rummaged around" a bit there is actually enough access to slide something into the seat between the centre backrest panel and the lumbar support bladders.
As I almost always had/have both those supports (when working) fully inflated I can just make up a pad of the right dimensions (about 300*200 mm and 50mm thick) and slide it in there, maybe with a bit of Velcro to keep it aligned.

Though obviously, as a D2 S8 owner I really do want it working properly. (Calm down IT!)
(If I fix this, which directly affects my driving comfort, I might even tackle my rear headrests next... )
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2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation".
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.

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One fall-back plan I now have is much simpler though. Having "rummaged around" a bit there is actually enough access to slide something into the seat between the centre backrest panel and the lumbar support bladders.
And as luck would have it I had a 12" square of 1" thick seat pad foam, left over from replacing some dining chair cushions.
Folded in half and secured with duct tape it's the right size and a good test, though not quite as firm as the fully inflated bladders.
Worked it in behind the centre backrest pad and it feels much better now.

Edit: So much better that I've ordered a pair of the firmest (Severe, very firm) upholstery-grade foam pads, 12" by 6" and 2" thick with rounded edges, 9 delivered.
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2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation".
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.

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Old 13th February 2018, 11:08 AM
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I've ordered a pair of the firmest (Severe, very firm) upholstery-grade foam pads, 12" by 6" and 2" thick with rounded edges, 9 delivered.
Arrived today, feel suitably firm, will slide them in when it stops raining - tomorrow maybe?

Edit: Put them in, needs a fair bit of force and wiggling as they are quite firm and the foam sticks to the seat and bladder materials; ideally need a fabric sleeve.
Not quite in the right place yet (maybe need to move down a cm or so, but still feel good ) but with the rain increasing I gave up.
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2003 D2 FL S8. Irish Green Pearl/Beige. Solar sunroof, auto-dim mirrors, electric rear seat functions, ski hatch retrofit; extended leather. Aftermarket DVB-T, reversing camera and full XCarlink (Bluetooth etc.).
2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation".
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.

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Old 6th April 2018, 09:46 PM
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Had these in for a while now and they work well for me in the drivers seat.
However SWMBO doesn't like the passenger seat one, says it's too high up, so I'll see if I can adjust it.
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2003 D2 FL S8. Irish Green Pearl/Beige. Solar sunroof, auto-dim mirrors, electric rear seat functions, ski hatch retrofit; extended leather. Aftermarket DVB-T, reversing camera and full XCarlink (Bluetooth etc.).
2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation".
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.
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