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VF driver seat base CLICKING

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by vombil, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. vombil

    vombil Member

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    any chance of a clearer pic of them mate? I can't make out much of the info at all. thanks
     
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    they look pretty clear if you open the pic, then hit the small arrow up on the right of the pic. It right next to the 'X'
     
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    Went and ordered the part today.
    Fitted it myself in 5 mins, no more clicky clicky.
    Yes it should be a warranty job but it usually takes 2 visits to get somrthing fixed at the local dealership. For $7.50 it was worth not having to go in twice and I know that it wasn't fitted by some greasy apprentice with no idea.
     
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    I think I will do this, as I had this complaint during warranty and the seat base was replaced which the bulitin clearly says doesn't need done and they always manage to to mess something up. EG the Power control panel on the side wasn't fixed to the seat when I got it back.
     
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    To be honest I ain't complaining if they replace the seat base - new seat base!! :p

    Thanks for the tip. I called up my local dealer for a quote and will be getting some ($5.80 each, arriving Tuesday). I have a slight click in my Calais driver seat that is apparent on uneven road surfaces as well. However I am sure that by the time I get that diagnosed through a test drive by my dealer (after the service), then needing to return to them for the fitment a second time, the petrol cost means I'm better off doing it myself.

    I have ordered 4 as the Calais and Director have the 8 way adjustment on both the driver and passengers seats. However going off people's posts here, it seems to be the driver's seat only. Is anyone's passenger seat affected too?
    I'm going to assume the stuff underneath to fit that clip is symmetrical between the passenger and driver seats .
     
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    ^ my driver seat clicks when getting in and out as does occasionally my passenger seat. Dealer fixed drivers seat but said passenger seat (which still occasionally clicks) was no fault found o_O

    Not sure what was done or whether it’s the same issue as that addressed by the new clips but drivers seat is ok now :cool:
     
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    Why 4? You only need 1 per seat if it the pkastic piece.
     
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    That's good to know, thanks!

    Skylarking helped confirm above that the passenger seat is affected too. So I need 2 in the Calais, 2 in the Director! :cool:
     
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    Hm, I was under the impression there were a couple of issues with the seat that needed addressing so assume the clip doesn’t fix them all. But maybe I’m miss remembering o_O

    In any case, from the pics that @Murdoch posted earlier, the clip does not look symmetrical so there must be one part # for drivers seat and a different part # for passenger seat. So it may be buying 4 of the same may not allow you to fix the 2 passenger seats :eek:... Doh, disregard the babble as you just flip the clip appropriately for whichever seat you want to fix... very late night so haven’t built up full steam yet :oops:
     
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    I had clicks and rattles in my VZ seat, as did the passenger seat! But not the seat proper. Lose change rattling between the hump and the seat rail. This can really, really grate on long drives. Worse still is trying to get the coins without them submarining under the rail and only making it worse!!
     
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    I was going to myself if the dealer said I had to wait too long to get it in.
    But they did it the same times as my service so did not bother.
    It would be very easy to do.
    Just need a zip tie and away you go.
     
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    I don't get my car serviced at Holden
    And yes it was very easy to do.
     
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    I couldnt open the pics so I took my car in yesterday. They claim to have added the shims/spacer and retainers? didnt click on the way home but I'm not holding my breathe. they dont do much unless you persist. tight wad pricks. they are trying to tell me it;s normal for a brand new EFI car to run rough for a short period on cold start. funny considering my old clunker 5L v8's all run perfectly on cold start with 300,000 under their belts. total toss bags
     
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    Speaking of my stock ls3 with catback runs somewhat lumpy on cold starts. Love it, could only imagine a cam
     
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    had the spacer and retainer installed a few days ago, so far so good
     
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    whats the spacer look like and where does it go? Assume it’s not the clip in the doc pic @Murdoch posted earlier.
     
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    I don't think there is a spacer even though some have referred to one. Pretty sure clip/cable tie/spacer is all the same thing/fix.
    Bulletin mentions nothing about a spacer. Unless there is another bulletin
     
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    Yeah, I have a sneaking suspicion that there is more than one bulletin re noisy seats. I suspect the spacer may be to better hold the front part of the seat rail into the floor since only the rear part is bolted down. But such a spacer hasn’t been definitely confirmed via someone posting a service bulletins that describes such, which is why I asked :rolleyes:
     
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    I don't think its the mount issue instead its to do with the seat moving inbetween the scissor type lift of the frame and seat. My Redline seat had the shim fix but it wasn't enough and had a new seat base. My original VF Calais V had the plastic brackets fitted but that didn't last long. I have a bracket at home and probably should put that on the redline to actually stop movement before it happens now with the new seat base.
     
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    @Anthony121, you seem to be conforming there are multiple issues that can cause creaks, clicks or movement with the seats in out VF’s.

    Sadly I’ve only seen the one service bulletin in this thread though I have a vague recollection one was also posted on another thread.
     

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