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Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:42 pm 
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Quick question guys. I have a 1997 EL Falcon, GLi Sedan.

My drivers seat has come loose from the front bolt on the right hand side (when sitting in the seat, next to the door).

The bolt appears to go up, and the nut is welded to a rail that is attached to the seat. It appears as though it's an Allen key bolt, round with an Allen key head on it, at least I'm assuming it's the same as the one on the rear of the seat.

My problem is that I can't get an Allen key or a spanner in there to fix it (which wouldn't work if it was an Allen key type nut).
I moved the seat up and down the rail to see if there was a point were I could insert an Allen key or spanner or anything or that matter - NO DICE!

How do I go about re-tightening this bolt, it's definitely unsafe, and I'm sure I'm not the only person that had had this problem - oh and I have confirmed it definitely has not snapped off from the nut.

Can I do this without removing the seat from the vehicle - or do I have to remove the chair from the car and go from there? I have tried to find a bit that fits the bolt in the floor of the car but can't find anything anywhere, have tried a few other places for advice and gotten no where. Am really hoping someone can help me out!

Thanks in advance!

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:11 pm 
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its called a torx its star like instead of hexagon like and i believe its T50 the size ur after a Hex bit (allen key) wont work
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Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:32 pm 
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You may find the nut that is inset into the seat pan has pulled through.

You might need to weld it or figure out another way to repair.

other than that.... the T50 is the correct tool as stated!

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:59 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
You may find the nut that is inset into the seat pan has pulled through.

You might need to weld it or figure out another way to repair.

other than that.... the T50 is the correct tool as stated!


I've had 2 seperate EF/EL's with this exact problem!
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Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:06 am 
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Thanks for the reply's people! Will get myself the required torx bit on the weekend and see about repairing my seat... cheers guys!

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:32 am 
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