side bolsters not staying

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  1. Emerald93shoatx

    Emerald93shoatx SHO Member

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    so my drivers seat bolsters will adjust but they dont stay tight. how do these work almost seems like an air setup?theyll go tight then just deflate basiclly?? 1993 sho atx 3.2 beaing leather
     
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    Air setup. there is a leak somewhere. Happens alot at this age. Great when they work but they are prone to not working..
     
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    Is it hard to acess the air lines to them?. And are the bolster like air filled or just get moved by air.
     
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    Air filled. They have bladders behind the bolsters. One way the switch turns on a motor to fill them, the other drains the air out.
     
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    I've never attempted to repair them but I think I recall really old posts about this topic. Not sure if they were old enough to have been lost to one of the forum crashes or if they are still archived in the system.
     
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    The air lines aren't too hard to access, but also aren't prone to leaking like the bladders (unless they aren't routed correctly and rub on something)
     
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    So if the actualt bladders are leaking... What are my chances on repairing them?...
     
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    nearly always, the issue is not the actual bladders leaking, but rather the plastic air lines to the bladders that leak. this is because they run right next to the steel frame of the seat, and the edges of that are wicked sharp and will over years/miles allow the seat frame to cut the line. the most likely place for this leak is at the bottom of the seat back, in my experience - I would start looking there.

    unzip the bottom of the seat back cover and slip it up just a little so you can see what is going on - you may need the seat leaned back, or leaned forward to see this. iirc, the lines run toward the right side of the seat back. BE CAREFUL! you will cut your fingers all up if you are not!! what I usually did was to cut the airline completely in two, and then slip a rubber vacuum line connector on there to put them back together. the rubber connector is much thicker so will last a lot longer before it gets cut through. you may need some adhesive to keep the lines in the connector, but I never did.
     
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    Awesome thanks so much! Il have a look tomorow if i get a chance. Thnks!.

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