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Old 01-11-2014, 07:20 PM   #1
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Boxster Seat Disassembly Procedure Part 1 of 2

986 Boxster Seat Disassembly Procedure
Seats are expensive to ship so I thought I'd pass along how to disassemble a seat to ship cushions without the seat rail to save a few bucks. Hope this helps somebody.

1. Gently pry the seat height adjustment lever located on the outboard side of the seat cushion, Pry on the rearward part of the lever. Do not have remove the lever that adjusts seat back position.

2. Place seat on it's back to access the underside of the seat cushion.

3. Remove Phillips head screw located toward the back of the seat cushion.

4. There are two electrical connectors to disconnect. The first connector is the white two conductor cable beside the large connector.

5. The second is a smaller colored connector contained in the large rectangular connector. My smaller connector was green. To remove the green connector, slide the black clip on the side of the large connector rearward. The green connector will slide out of the large connector.

6. With connectors removed, unclip them from the seat bottom. There may be a couple of wire ties to remove as well.

7. Unclip white plastic clips from front of seat cushion.

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Old 01-11-2014, 07:21 PM   #2
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Part 2 of 2

7. Pull Seat cushion up from the front. You will have to pull out on the side of the cushion to have it clear the seat height adjuster.

9. Now al that is left to remove the seat back from the seat rail. Remove the plastic retainer from the decorative plastic side piece on the outside edge of the seat (side with controls). The decorative plastic piece just unclips after the retainer is removed.

10 Remove the three bolts on each side of the seat back and the seat back will come free of the seat rail. Done!
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Old 01-12-2014, 12:08 PM   #3
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Thanks for the write up. I'm sure many will find it useful.
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Great writeup... looking into heated seats to retrofit in
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:30 AM   #5
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Best of luck with the heated seats!

The write up was out of necessity. A year or so ago I bought a set of seats off of _bay. When they arrived, they had been disassembled for shipping (great idea for saving $$). All the hardware was in a baggie, with no instructions.

I removed one of my seats and disassebled it, knowing I was not going to reuse it if I screwed up. Anyway, it wasn't that tough to disassemble and it allowed me to assemble the new (to me) seats.
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:10 PM   #6
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I am planning on doing the same if I can find a pair of sport seats. I want to remove the seat back and attach it to my full power seat bottom and then also replace the top center cushion with my old heated seat cushion. Then reupholster and paint the seat backs. It sounds expensive but I may have sourced a pair of messed up seats I can use as donors.
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Thank you for posting this tutorial and the pics! After spending way too long trying to remove the seat belt plug from the harness, I found your thread and was able to remove it in 2 minutes! Photo from Step 5 (invaluable)!!!!
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Glad it helped.
Gotta tell you, when I received my seats in pieces I was pissed! Once I figured out how to assemble them, it made sense that it's the perfect way to ship these things, especially if you can buy the seat cushions without purchasing the seat mount assembly (heavy and rarely breaks).
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