Front Seat Installation B T5

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norman may
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Front Seat Installation B T5

#1 Post by norman may » Thu Feb 03, 2022 3:52 am

Does anyone have any tips or advice for installation of both seat rails and front seats for B T 5?I. I would like them to run smoothly and be easily adjustable,
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Re: Front Seat Installation B T5

#2 Post by Mike Wilson » Thu Feb 03, 2022 12:37 pm

The rails on the tunnel are in a fixed position due to the screw holes. The outside rails have some adjustment like the T-6 rails. The main thing is to make sure the rails are parallel to each other and lubed. I use white grease.

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Re: Front Seat Installation B T5

#3 Post by DaveErickson » Sat Feb 05, 2022 12:16 am

The rails need to be equi-distant and co-planar. Yes Mike is right, that is the same as parallel, but a lot of people measure them front and back and don't check the co-planarity. Depending on the history of the car, if the floor was replaced or it was hit, you should check both. Use a precision level on each rail and check that they are the same, in addition to measuring front and back. I use wax for lube. Actually one of those lube sticks like you use for the door wedges. Grease attracts dirt so I don't recommend it for this application. Run the rail back and forth on the seat bottom to distribute the lube before installing.

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Re: Front Seat Installation B T5

#4 Post by Mike Wilson » Sat Feb 05, 2022 9:40 pm

A much better explanation, Dave.

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Re: Front Seat Installation B T5

#5 Post by norman may » Mon Feb 07, 2022 1:33 am

Thank you for replies to my query, I have installed the seats and they are running smoothly,
What a great resource the forum is for solving problems!
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