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Ok ive done a search. 4 to be exact

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None returned results i was looking for.

I cant imagine this topic hasnt been covered so i must be missing something.

But On my exige S the back bolts for the driver side are unnaccessible with a socket. So i looked underneath the car and found the brakcet with the allen bolts.

However i took my Allen tool to them, and began to torque. My wrench was turning but the bolt wasnt. So i stopped in fear of striiping the bolt.


Is there a trick to this or am i on the right track?
 

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Never mind i see the allen bolts you guys are talking about now.

So when you remove the seats the seat rails themselves do not come up. I looked over that before. I was trying to remove the seat rail. With the brakets underneath the car. :rolleyes:

oops

Thank you for the help. Im having a bad night. :eek:
 

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Never mind i see the allen bolts you guys are talking about now.

So when you remove the seats the seat rails themselves do not come up. I looked over that before. I was trying to remove the seat rail. With the brakets underneath the car. :rolleyes:

oops

Thank you for the help. Im having a bad night. :eek:
Hmm... we're talking about an '07 Exige with Probax seats, right? Usually I move the driver's seat all the way forward, use a wobble driver and a 12" extension to remove the back allen bolts. Then I move the driver's seat back a bit to expose the front hex bolts and remove them. The seat and seat rails come out together. Don't forget to disconnect your seat belt switch wires before lifting out the seat (do this when the seat is full forward).
 

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I dont get how the seat rails come out with it.

My seat rail is bolted through the floor of the car.
 

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Not sure if this will help or not, but Sector 111 has a great video tutorial that goes through seat removal. I used it when I had to install my 4-Tress harness bar. The u-joint socket and a couple of different extensions are definately needed. Look on Sector 111's website, might need a search, but the video was really helpful to me. I actually had more trouble removing the passenger site right front bolt, as it was difficult to get around the front lip of the seat.
 

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I dont get how the seat rails come out with it.

My seat rail is bolted through the floor of the car.
On my car (and I thought this was normal), the rear bolts on the driver's seat rail thread into inserts in the floor of the car, and do not penetrate the bottom of the tub.

<img src= "http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=77029&stc=1&d=1206214162"</img>

Note near the upper left of the picture; there are two threaded holes (just one is for the left rear seat rail, I suppose the other is for the passenger seat on a right hand drive model).
 

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I dont get how the seat rails come out with it.

My seat rail is bolted through the floor of the car.
As far as I know all the Elise seats are bolted in from inside the car and there should be no hardware protruding through the floors. The only possibility I can see it that someone fitted a Sector 111 "SYS Pack" kit http://www.sector111.com/products/interior/seats/syspack.cfm to your car which involves drilling through the floors where the original seat bolts went, running bolts through these holes and affixing aluminum straps under the floors of the car with the new through bolts. Can you take a photo of the underside of your floors so we can see what hardware you are trying to remove?

(Oops, sorry for the redundancy, looks like Frank above beat me to it)
 

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As far as I know all the Elise seats are bolted in from inside the car and there should be no hardware protruding through the floors. The only possibility I can see it that someone fitted a Sector 111 "SYS Pack" kit http://www.sector111.com/products/interior/seats/syspack.cfm to your car which involves drilling through the floors where the original seat bolts went, running bolts through these holes and affixing aluminum straps under the floors of the car with the new through bolts. Can you take a photo of the underside of your floors so we can see what hardware you are trying to remove?

(Oops, sorry for the redundancy, looks like Frank above beat me to it)
I searched for the video on sectors site. But only found the install for the sys pack.

Im thinking my car is equipped with this. The bracket in that video looks a lot like the one on my car.

They used stupid allen head bolts. Why would they do that? I already tried removing and its beginning to strip. :wallbang:

I'll take some pics tonight to be sure.
 
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