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rattly rear seat

Storme

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what is the best way to stop the rear seat from rattling

my rear seat(drivers side) just rattles badly

if i undo the seat, from the clip, and let it hang down, it is silent

can they be adjusted to clamp better ? or just put some high density foam there to "make" it clamp tighter
 
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What do you mean "hang down"? Isn't the seat on the floor already?
 
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Thread Starter #3
the rear of the seat is in an upright position, if you unclip it from the catch at the top, it hangs down, or lies almost flat on the the actual seat
 
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Inspect the clip and the back of the seat closely with good lightning. Something may be loose or there might be adjustment screws to tighten the hold.
Also, compare it to the other seat.
 

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sounds like you didnt push it back all the way to clip into the latch.

for me when i need to put them back up, i slam them into the latch. literally slam it! it wont break anything. be forceful.
it will then lock into place.
try that method and get back to us here.
 
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Any update on this?
 
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Thread Starter #7
the seat is back correctly, and slammed a few times !!!

i have put some high density 25mm wide, 20mm thick foam near the clip.. this makes a constant push back on the back of the seat, which keeps the clip "gripping" the metal catch.
also taken out the parcel shelf, which makes a huge difference !!!

i intend lining the parcel shelf area, the bits that touch the plastic, with sticky back felt
 

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Had the same problem with my MK7.5 GTI The dealer had to replace the latch which solved the problem for about a year. When the rattle returned i wrapped electrical tape to the pin mounted to the body side. Problem solved.
 
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Thread Starter #9
yes, thats a good idea..i seem to remember doing the same on my old mk6 golf

thanks

i might even make a small thin plastic sleeve at work to go round the pin
 
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Thread Starter #10
the tape has worked :)
 


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