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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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Did the passenger seat today, and guess: there was a cable coming out of the seat, but just hanging loose, not connected to anything. No connector on the ground to connect it to, strange. Forgot to try (will do so) what happens if a passenger is in the seat without wearing the seatbelt.

Apart from that: great to have both seats in a higher setting at the knees
When I raised my seats in my 2017 Spider I also had a cable from the passenger seat with no sign of the connection to the car. As I am sure this was the first time the seat was out this was how it came from the factory.
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