Help - Broken Glove Box & Passenger seat stuck in recline position
Glove box broke today and a black clip pinged off. Apparently i need a whole new glove box according to the mini tech. Does anyone know if you can just replace the catch and where i can get one?
Next problem .....
My passenger seat is stuck in the reclining position. They said at mini today that i just need to pull the head rest towards me and it should click and work again but every time i do this it pings forward and then you push it back and it's back to square one. It also judders when driving and someone is sitting in it. Does anyone know how to fix this?
can't help with the glovebox but hopefully with the seat (search faults and fixes for more info - common problem):
I've had this problem with some second hand seats I bought for the MINI. There is an easy fix - but you have to be quite brave to go for it.
Basically you have to force the seat back beyond the standard stop.
(Push against the seat back very firmly and it will let out a resonably loud click/bang - you'll feel the seat back go back by about a half inch over it's regular stopping point - it all happens quickly and wil no doubt terrify you and make you think you've broken your seat.)
After this the seat reclines as normal again - you'll feel the notches of the mechanism working again.
I think the seat just pops out of alignment within the mechanism and by forcing the back you simply realign something
Glove box - i have just ordered a second hand one for £50 which is better than the £150 they said it would cost to fix!
Thanks for the information about the seat. i Have read other forums that said to do this but it just won't work. The guy at mini even tried to do it but he coudln't so im getting someone to investigate into the seat to see if it can be fixed.
Bought the upright part of the frame and just reassembled the seat. It was a little fiddly to do though but cost £180 all in. Buying a 2nd hand seat was the other option but it will have no guarantee that it had or will not have subsequent problems so decided to get a new frame and DIY.
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