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Today I raised the passenger seat up. It was easy for me to do. The only tool I needed was a T40 Torx. Torx was developed for robot assembly many years ago. Yes I spelled Torx correctly. It looks like an eight pointed star drive. I used a 3/8 breaker bar and Torx socket.



I removed the two bolts on the front of the seat rail. Then slid the seat forward and tilted it all the way and removed the two rear seat rail bolts.

There are two electrical connectors under the seat that I could not easily undo so I left the seat in the car and rolled it around gently to get to the side bolts. The seat weighs nothing and was easy to work with alone.



I did one side at a time, removing the three bolts, moving the side bar and replacing the bolts.



There is one locating pin for the seat rail as you put the seat back down and bolt in in. I did the rear bolts first and the front bolts last.

There is no room under the seat for an amp or anything as the seat almost touches the floor. I could not get my hand under it while in the lowest position.

The elevation holes are 3/4 inch apart for a total change of 1 1/2 inch.



The seat at it's lowest elevation.


The seat at it's highest elevation.



The little woman in her newly adjusted seat.



Both seats slide very far forward and the seatback inclines forward as well. She's ready to race now.


I hope she doesn't wreck my ride. I won't love her any less if she does, but I'll be pissed a while. I told her before I bought the Alfa that she needs to take a high speed driving class before she can drive my car. She can use my car in the school. School is in March.
 

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Lots of differences to Euro cars, ours doesn't even have rails to adjust the (forward/rearward) position on the passenger side unless we option that!
 

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Great documentation ... Looks easy enough to do. I guess the connectors are airbag sensor and seatbelt warning ...
 

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The dealer will also do this as a warranty job. I raised both mine to the middle setting. That is the dealer raised them both. I just watched and took pictures of the tub as they removed both seats from the car to do it.
 

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Lots of differences to Euro cars, ours doesn't even have rails to adjust the (forward/rearward) position on the passenger side unless we option that!
You can option it? since when? Also, we do not have airbags connectors i think... no side bags on eu cars, just on the steering wheel..
 

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Lots of differences to Euro cars, ours doesn't even have rails to adjust the (forward/rearward) position on the passenger side unless we option that!
I was also under the impression that it was an option on the LE. To the extent that I was telling passengers that they just had to live with the seat position because Alfa "made it so".

Imagine my surprise when I found the adjustment bits on the passenger side - well, a mate of mine pointed them out. In my defence, I have been doing most of my driving from the driver seat, so did not have cause to play on the passenger side.
 

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I forgot to mention that this is the 2015 USA LE version which has a few changes from the 2014 Euro version. The seat rail weighs nothing and the seat weighs nothing. Most seats weigh close to 50 pounds (with rail) and this is around 15 pounds. An actual racing seat is 12-15 pounds.
 

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Holy sh..,
it´s 4 a.m. here and I just went through "New Posts" on this forum and just read "Seat Ejac.... Adjustment" instead of real thread title...means I´ve to go to bed now ! Lifestyle Manager´s waiting...:angel:

Sorry for that, but conversational therapy may help sometimes...:D
 

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Great post, Thank you!

I was just out in my garage a few minutes ago trying to decide if I should take this on or not. You convinced me to go for it.

I need to decide on middle vs. top hole. At 5'7" I can probably do the top hole, but I don't want to make it too hard to get in past the bolster...decisions, decisions.
 

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No idea which wire.
If you strap in before you start the motor you don't hear that insane noise. My Abarth makes the same noise, it's just so soft I never noticed it before. LOL

I'm 5-10 and to sit in the passenger seat at it's highest is OK for me. I have plenty of head room and so do my passengers. I feel way to high though as compared to the lowest setting.

I suggest you try the middle elevation first.
 

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Great post, Thank you!

I was just out in my garage a few minutes ago trying to decide if I should take this on or not. You convinced me to go for it.

I need to decide on middle vs. top hole. At 5'7" I can probably do the top hole, but I don't want to make it too hard to get in past the bolster...decisions, decisions.
Just a thought, but you may want to put on a helmet and check clearance before you raise the seat. I am also 5' 7" and lowest is good for me. I would bump the roof with a helmet if I raised it. All depends on legs vs torso height.
 

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On the track you don't need to see the road from the same viewing angle as on the street. Crosswalks and skateboards don't exist. Sit as low as you can and see over the dash.

My dad is 6-2 and able to sit (high elevation) without being to close to the top. Probably can't wear a helmet though and had to put up the visor just to see normal stuff.
 

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On the track you don't need to see the road from the same viewing angle as on the street. Crosswalks and skateboards don't exist. Sit as low as you can and see over the dash.

My dad is 6-2 and able to sit (high elevation) without being to close to the top. Probably can't wear a helmet though and had to put up the visor just to see normal stuff.
It's very personal how you like to site, the 4C luckily has a good adjustability. I am only 5-10 and like to sit as low as possible always with the steering wheel pulled out towards me as far as possible so I can have my legs in an almost straight position while still having a good angle at my elbow. The pedals are positioned in an upright position so this suits it very well to my liking. I have the steering wheel height set up such that it exactly covers the top of the dials section from a drivers perspective
Willem
 

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Just a thought, but you may want to put on a helmet and check clearance before you raise the seat. I am also 5' 7" and lowest is good for me. I would bump the roof with a helmet if I raised it. All depends on legs vs torso height.
Went with the top hole. Checked helmet clearance and I still have space directly above my head, but if I cock my head to the side, the side of the helmet might touch the window sill - will have to test it under cornering. Not really a big deal to drop the seat down to the middle hole if needed.

Maybe the middle hole is better for me, but with the top hole a) my wife has better visibility when she drives and b) it is a lot easier climbing in and out of the car - you don't drop in as far.
 

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No idea which wire.
If you strap in before you start the motor you don't hear that insane noise.
I always strap in after I start the engine. Hot climates do that to you...A/C goes on before anything else!

Yesterday I was going to connect my phone to the parrot just sitting in the garage - car off, driver door open - and the obnoxious chime goes on the minute I turn the key. You'd think they would at least have it wait to go off until the engine is started up.

Or just make it less loud... there is a setting for "chime" in the settings menu (accessed via the setting buttons to the left of the steering wheel), but it does not seem to affect the volume of that particular chime.
 

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Does anyone know if the seats can be lowered beyond the factory lowest position? Some kit or something..I am 6-1 but tall in the body..head was hitting liner no matter what I tried.
 
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