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Date:         Tue, 4 Apr 2000 20:51:02 -0700
Reply-To:     "Keith & Lynn C." <clayard1@NETCOM.CA>
Sender:       Vanagon Mailing List <>
From:         "Keith & Lynn C." <clayard1@NETCOM.CA>
Subject:      Re: Box behind/below driver seat.
Comments: To: Hans Brouwer <hbrouwer@ISTAR.CA>
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The only way to get into my aux battery compartment is to remove the driver's seat. I set my aux battery in there some time ago and have never had to go back into it. Due to the overhang of the seat base over the lid, this is the only way to access it. Don't over tighten the seat base mounting nuts, or you won't be able to swivel the seat at all. A little grease in the circular groove , and a little playing woth the tension on the nuts, and your seat should swivel a lot easier. Still gonna hit the steering wheel, but you should be able to get smoothe operation. (try opening the driver's door when you swivel.) Cheers, Keith 81 Vanagon

Hans Brouwer wrote:

> Hi, > > Due to the headrest and non-adjustable arm, I can only turn the driver > seat 90 degrees in our 86 Westfalia. The folks at Westfalia should > have put some more thought into this. > > TIP: To make it slightly easier remove the springs that hold the > headrest in place. When you want turn the seat, remove the headrest > which allows you to recline the seat backwards by a mere one notch > before it hits the door but the comfort is worth it. Remember to put > the headrest back in when you go for a drive. > > Hans Brouwer > Cumberland, Ontario > 86 Westfalia > > Steve Delasalle wrote: > >> I was wondering if it's possible to get into what looks like a >> storage box behind & underneath the driver seat. In my new westy I >> dont seem to be able to move the seat sufficiently to open it - I >> assume it's the same as behind passenger seat. Also, I don't seem to >> be able to rotate the driver seat very much to face the rear like >> the passenger one can - it either hits the steering wheel or the >> driver door. Steve >


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