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Old Dec 23rd, 2013, 08:22 AM
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Passenger seat mechanism different to drivers?

Just a quick one, 2010 Cooper, pre LCI.

Had a few issues with the passenger seat not flipping forward as it should do but seems to be resolved. However it seems as though the mechanism on the passenger side isn't the same as the drivers?

E.g on the driver's side, pull the lever behind the top of the seat, flip the seat forward, and push it forward. It'll stay forward until you pull it back.

Passenger side - pull the lever at the top, flip seat forward and push forward. The seat will slide back towards you?

Is this normal? I've also noticed the passenger back recline lever moves when you pull the seat release from the back, whereas this doesn't move when you do the driver side?

EDIT: Just seen this - http://www.mini2.com/forum/second-ge...ger-entry.html - so would assume it's right. The 2013 R56s in the dealer don't have this issue.
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Believe it or not, this utterly ridiculous cost saving exercise is by design rather than by fault.

P37 of the 2010 owner's manual explains 'Convenient entry on the driver's side'.

From testing, I have no seat memory on the passenger side. The little clip mentioned on other threads is present under the passenger outside rail, but I don't think it does anything.

My friend's 59 reg Cooper S has memory on both sides, and the 2013 models in the dealer also do.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Bossworld (original)
From testing, I have no seat memory on the passenger side.

If you hunt around this site (or was it another Mini site?) you'll find a routine to reinitialise the seat position memory - some combination of sliding and folding the seat to its limits, which puts the 'memory' stop in the right place.

Sorry, I don't remember what the routine is off the top of my head, but maybe someone else can.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Angib (original)
If you hunt around this site (or was it another Mini site?) you'll find a routine to reinitialise the seat position memory - some combination of sliding and folding the seat to its limits, which puts the 'memory' stop in the right place.

Sorry, I don't remember what the routine is off the top of my head, but maybe someone else can.

Can't find the link now but did see it, and I found the metal tab in question on both sides. Unfortunately, the handbook of the 2010 model confirms that Convenient Entry is only on the driver's side.

Spoke to the dealer when it was serviced on Tuesday and he confirmed that there's a lot of different seat models that work in different ways. Despite mine having height adjustment and lumbar on the passenger, there's no seat memory.

You can see it won't work as by pulling the seat release on the back, it invokes the seat tilt on the right hand side, therefore forgetting the seat position.
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Hi. I have a 2010 cooper. I wonder if you could give me some help please? My backrests rock back and forward. You can feel them move when braking. I took it to a dealer who said all mini seats are the same . I don't think this is right? Its as if someone has been pushing back on the seats and worn the mechanisms. Do you have any movement on the backrest of your front seats ?
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I have a 2009 HardTop with 58,000 on it and plenty of passenger seat use. I have no play what so ever in my seats. It does sound like someone has been sitting in the seat and leaning in an odd way for a long time and has worn out the mechanism
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