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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 20-09-2015, 12:54 Thread Starter
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Unhappy 1995 Boxer seat height - can't seem to lower it?

We've just purchased our first motor home - a 1995 Peugeot Boxer Compass Drifter. So far so good however we can't seem to lower the seat height of the driver. It's a static non swivel and has 2 levers at the front and 2 at the left hand side.
The bottom front one moves it backwards and forwards, no idea what the one above it is supposed to do and the 2paddles at the side have pics on the with arrows suggesting they move it up and down.
However the 2 paddles don't appear to do anything?? They move up and down but nothing happens to the seat.
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Sounds silly I expect, but where are the similar handles on the passenger seat.Do they work.

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They're aren't any on the passenger seat. And it's not silly I feel stupid asking! Keep thinking we're missing something obvious!!
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We've just purchased our first motor home - a 1995 Peugeot Boxer Compass Drifter. So far so good however we can't seem to lower the seat height of the driver. It's a static non swivel and has 2 levers at the front and 2 at the left hand side.
The bottom front one moves it backwards and forwards, no idea what the one above it is supposed to do and the 2paddles at the side have pics on the with arrows suggesting they move it up and down.
However the 2 paddles don't appear to do anything?? They move up and down but nothing happens to the seat.
Help!!


My 2003 Boxer has a front bar for sliding back and forwards, on the left front a paddle that allows a slight Tilt left and right and a paddle on the back right that does not seem to do anything.Oh and a round big knob on the right hand side for adjusting the back rest slant.

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Please note that on here we consider NO question as SILLY.
We only consider it silly or foolish if you do not ask.

Are there any wires/cables under the seat connected to those levers on the side, which should be the height adjustments.

If not, then maybe a look in on the Fiat ducato forum to see if a more modern seat with these adjustments would fit in your model.

Please let us know how you get on.

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I sold my '96 Boxer based motorhome 3 years ago but your description of the levers sounds vaguely familiar. Try easing your weight on the seat whilst you operate the levers and then putting full weight whilst holding the lever. I seem to think that one of the levers gave a front/rear tilt to the seats and the other was height adjustment, but I could be wrong.

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Sorted - thanks for all the help it was obvious as I suspected!! Wd40 and some brute force and the seat has moved! Just one last question - any idea what the lever in the middle between your legs does? Above the one that moves you forward and back? Nothing in manual about it!
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