Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

Front seats - removal and refitting
Bodywork and fittings / Front seats - removal and refitting


Pre 1986
1 Prise free the runner cover and clip towards the rear of the seat (see illustration).

31.1 Front seat runner cover removal - pre 1986
31.1 Front seat runner cover removal - pre 1986

Unclip cover and remove in direction arrowed

2 Pull the cover from the runner and then pull the seat forwards.

3 Unscrew the cap nut then remove the washer and cheesehead screw (see illustration).

31.3 Front seat securing rod and associated components - pre 1986
31.3 Front seat securing rod and associated components - pre 1986

Front slide arrowed

4 After releasing the securing rod, remove the seat rearwards.

5 Difficulty in seat position adjustment longitudinally is probably due to worn front and rear slides, in which case they must be renewed (see illustration).

31.5 Front seat rear slide (arrowed) - pre 1986
31.5 Front seat rear slide (arrowed) - pre 1986

6 Refitting is a reversal of the removal procedure. Tighten the cap nut to the specified torque setting.

1986 on
7 Remove the screw (1) and slide off the cover (2) from the runner (see illustration).

31.7 Front seat runner and cover Ц from 1986
31.7 Front seat runner and cover Ц from 1986

1 Screw
2 Cover

8 Remove the cross-head screw (3) and pull the cap (4) from the seat guide (see illustration).

31.8 Front seat guide fixing Ц from 1986
31.8 Front seat guide fixing Ц from 1986

3 Screw
4 Cap

9 Slide the seat fully forward and then unscrew the cap nut. Extract the circlip and fillister head screw.

10 Release the locking bar and slide the seat rearwards out of the guide rails.

11 Refitting is a reversal of removal.


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