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Seat Elevation Adjustment

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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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Supplying dealer (3rd Party) is being very awkward and won't do the adjustment before I collect. So I'll have to DIY when I get home, does anyone have an up to date guide/video?

As I understand it:
1) Disconnect negative terminal
2) Disconnect 2x sensors under seat
3) Unscrew T40 x2 behind seat
4) Unscrew T40 x2 in front of seat
5) Remove seat + Make adjustments
6) Try T40 in holes before re-seating, lube if necessary (what exactly do I need for this? WD40?)
7) Replace seat and screw in, 35-39nm torque & reconnect sensors
8) Reconnect negative battery cable and hope the airbag doesn't explode...
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(y)What are the side bolts? Regular Phillips or still Torx? Just want to check I have all the right bits before I order a torque wrench.
Yes I had the same issue, I ended doing the same as you but also lifting the slider bar mechanism at the same time as tightening the front screws meant I could fit my torx head in there.

I am going to retorque them this weekend though to be sure.
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