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2nd Row Seats, MOT Fail, Wont Lock Back

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by Andy345, Sep 14, 2013.

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  1. Andy345

    Andy345 New Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I put my D2 in for its MOT the other day, to my surprise there were only a few fails, but the main one being that the middle second row seats will lock to the floor but they wont lock back in the upright position.

    If you fold them out and click them down, give em a tug and sure enough they just come forward ready to fold up.

    I haven't spent a massive amount of time looking in to the issue yet but I have looked at the mechanism where the top of the seat joins to the base and folds. All I can see here is a stretched spring.

    Has anyone else had this problem?
     
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    GreenHornet Well-Known Member

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    Whip them out for he MOT, it won't fail as the seats aren't there. I had mine MOTd with only the front seats as I had not sorted the new chassis to seatbelt anchor points. It will get the car on the road so you can use it whilst sorting a fix

    Obviously I'm not suggesting the seats are used whilst incorrectly functioning, that would be dangerous!!!!!
     
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    Dippypud Never Knowingly Understood Full Member

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    Very common, unfortunately ...

    I noticed the same problem on a 2004 audi S4 I took it apart and found a plastic tap broke and got stuck in the latch part I had to replace the lock part of the seat ...

    so when given the job of sorting the same in a D2, I knew where to start ...

    The handle/strap looped together that you pull upwards to release & pull seat forward to fold has probably lost its spring tension...

    Slam the seat down onto the floor & then push the handle/strap down towards the floor...
    Most D2s do this occasionally, I found by accident that the handle/strap may be at fault...

    This may help ...

    www.discovery2.co.uk / Rear "Dickie" Seats - Stuck

    If you can see a bit of spring hanging out of the inside latch mechanism.

    Try and work out where it goes, it may not look like its broken, just out of place.... :eek:
     
  4. pedros

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    I think he means the middle row, not those in the boot. :)
     
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    DIFFLOCK66 Well-Known Member

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    I have the problem where the single rear seat's back doesn't lock. The cushion locks down though.

    Diff.
     
  6. Andy345

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    Thanks for all the reply's Guys.

    I haven't had a chance to get out and look at the car as yet, but my free re-test limit is looming so I may well remove them to buy me a bit more time to figure it out.

    DIFFLOCK66, I had that problem with the 3rd row seats in mine a while back, The link Dippypud has provided helped me fix them.

    I'll keep you all up to date
     
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    DIFFLOCK66 Well-Known Member

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    Andy - you sure that will apply to the 2nd row seat I'm on about? The 60/40 split folding seat. It's the 40 bit (the single one behind the front passenger).
    The mechanism looks different to the one in the link. Thanks anyway.

    Diff.
     
  8. Andy345

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    Ah my bad I some how ended up thinking you were on about the third row.

    Gonna have a look tomorrow evening, I'll keep you up to date
     
  9. KeepDigging

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    Same problem with a Disco1. Not been MOT'd while I've had it (yet) though.

    Catch seems to lock when using a screwdriver to substitute for the pin so I'm going to spend a little time seeing if anything can be adjusted. Otherwise it'll be MOt'd as a 2 seater (thanks to GreenHornet for the tip).
     
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