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Old 01-10-2011
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Passenger Seat Rattle Fixt

A while back there was a thread about this problem. I recall the consensus opinion was 'live with it.'

Not this child. Bugd the Sh.. I mean the Pi.. I mean the Fu.. uh.. well it really bugd me. I eliminated the rattle by leaning the backrest as far forward as possible w/o the seat sliding forward.

Near as I can tell w/o removing the seat and dismembering it - the backrest has a spring and/or spring-n-rod mechanism under there and that's what rattles when the seat is unoccupied. With the backrest forward there must be enough tension to stop it.
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So you got a fix ?
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Yes.
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And the fix is???? Lol. I get the leaning it foward a tad bit but I need all the visibilty I can get with tinted windows
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From my OP 2nd paragraph - you must have overlooked it.

> I eliminated the rattle by leaning the backrest as far forward as possible w/o the seat sliding forward. <

This evidently stretches the spring/rod combination (whatever) under the seat so it doesn't rattle. If you drop off a passenger then you've to walk around to the passenger side and reset the backrest.
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Doesn't sounds like much of a fix, why not fix the spring so it doesn't rattle. I had an annoying wine coming out of my passenger seat about a year ago, fixed it by getting a divorce.
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10-4 on the sheet splitting. I didn't want to remove the seat and mess with it. That'd be best.

RngrDngr-

Sorry I misinterperated your question. I just went out in the cold garage (51.7║F) and checked it all out.

The backrest does block approx 5-10% of the Passenger door window.
I'd say closer to 5%. I have the extended cab rear window. Even w/o the rear side window it doesn't create any problem for me. I have the driver seat nearly all the way back.

Another plus is (with the backrest forward) it does not block my rear inside mirror vision when backing a trailer to the right. With the backrest in a normal position it does block the far right side of the rear window. After getting partly in to the turn the side mirror takes over, of course, but not at first.
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