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seat angle knobs

Post by RicardoIII » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:50 pm

I'm trying to figure out how to remove the large (~3" diameter) round adjusting knobs that control the reclining angle on my 1972 124 Coupe front seats. Just bought new plastic mechanism covers from AR and the knobs have to be removed to fit the new covers. These large plastic round knobs--indented for finger gripping-- are located on the outside of each of the seats, the mechanisms on the inside sides of the seats (next to the center console) do not have knobs and the covers simply snap into place.
Grateful for any help you can send my way.
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Post by fp55scca » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:01 am

--Ricardo, the center of the seatback recliner adjuster knob should be removable. Try popping out the center of the adjuster knob with a very small straight slot screwdriver. I can't recall the exact the details under the cover, but I do seem to remember a tapered, allen-head screw. Others may have better details.
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Re: seat angle knobs

Post by SimcaBertone66 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:12 pm

Well, l Jim I am pleased to see that you still read what is posted here.... and respond with accurate info, ...I was considering, again, to bail on ole Mira.... despite the dramatic improved quality of the site, what with posting photos, the fabulous technical literature available ... still feels like something is off .... just going through the motions, something hard to put my finger on, probably me that off
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Re: seat angle knobs

Post by fiat850 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:58 pm

SimcaBertone66 wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:12 pm
I was considering, again, to bail on ole Mira.... despite the dramatic improved quality of the site, what with posting photos, the fabulous technical literature available ... still feels like something is off .... just going through the motions, something hard to put my finger on, probably me that off

I agree...it's you. :mrgreen:
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Re: seat angle knobs

Post by spider2081 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:03 pm

SimcaBertone66 wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:12 pm
I was considering, again, to bail on ole Mira.... despite the dramatic improved quality of the site, what with posting photos, the fabulous technical literature available ... still feels like something is off .... just going through the motions, something hard to put my finger on, probably me that off
Please do not leave. Its you guys who make this site the technically most correct.

I am very sorry I just realized I had accidentally originally typed Please do leave. I would never intentionally type something like that in a chat room even in sarcasm. I have learned so much from all of you regular posters in room. Thanks to all of you.
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Re: seat angle knobs

Post by ramzi » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:24 pm

Joe D...

I believe I’ve known you for 30 years give or take. And that makes me an expert... it is you! And that’s what we love about Joe D.

love ya man!
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Re: seat angle knobs

Post by cgranju » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:16 am

It's a different world than when Mira first came into being. We've got the instant gratification of farcebook and another "spider" site (I always read it to mean "convertible" and then want to know which one) that seems to be common draw for folks just discovering the cars....so this may be a little like a bunch of old-timers sitting around complaining about how the kids today don't do it right. Thing is, most of the time, you guys are right!
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Re: seat angle knobs

Post by bartigue » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:11 am

Take all the energy you spend on feeding the ad-generating, tracking engine of Facebook and spend it here!

We have about 2,500 users, 2,450 of which just take PDFs from the library...wish they would post here instead of the facebook groups. This place is more technical and less riddled with bad advice and unnecessary anger.
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Post by bark » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:49 am

Should I make us up some mirafiori GOML hats?

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Re: seat angle knobs

Post by ramzi » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:23 pm

Not to completely derail this thread but....

I agree 100% with Chris G. I started to post a similar comment but as a 'vendor' felt it might not be appropriate. But after all this is American and I'm of legal age so here goes... and besides, I owned these cars long before becoming a vendor.

Most if not all of the other classic 124 venues are filled with a tremendous amount of misinformation. And unfortunately because of the structure of these 'other venues' it is nearly impossible to either correct or dispute inaccurate details posted by other. Sadly, this thread is increasingly more pervasive.

Partially because of the age (in Fiat year) of its numerous contributor, and partially because of its 'non sound-bite' format, Mira has become the default place to find accurate information. If nothing else, the repository of data in the Library is invaluable - I refer people to it almost daily.

The world is changing and we all need to adjust ... but accurate and correct information will always be just that.

And as to Joe D.... well this place would not be the same with out him. In my mind he is a national treasure and we need more like him... and Ill always love him!

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