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Old 05-20-2018, 07:15 PM   #1
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Swiveling driver and passenger chairs....

So I just realized that my front chairs are supposed to swivel.....very handy....but I am unable to figure out the passenger side. I can get it to turn but is is so close to the wall it can not turn more than a few inches. Am I missing something or is that just a design flaw?
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Old 05-20-2018, 08:29 PM   #2
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It works differently for different models.

You may have to tilt the seat back forward to clear the wall.
You may need to slide the seat forward on the track to clear the wall.
You may need to do a bit of both to clear the wall.

How’s the driver seat working for you turning around? Quite often they only turn 90 degrees because they hit the steering wheel.
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Old 05-20-2018, 08:42 PM   #3
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It works differently for different models.

You may have to tilt the seat back forward to clear the wall.
You may need to slide the seat forward on the track to clear the wall.
You may need to do a bit of both to clear the wall.

How’s the driver seat working for you turning around? Quite often they only turn 90 degrees because they hit the steering wheel.
I am able to turn the drivers seat pretty easily after moving it a little. It is farther from the wall. I will try out your suggestions. I appreciate it.

After more tinkering I am able to swivel it after moving the back all the way forward. There is a lever on the left that I assume is for forward and back but it does not budge. Figure I will get under there when I get make home tomorrow.
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In ours the passenger seat turns going clock wise, so turn the seat towards window all the way around.
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Old 05-21-2018, 07:22 AM   #5
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KWhite2018....

If you turn the passenger seat clockwise (towards the window) doesn’t the seat/shoulder belt strapping get in the way?

In my case, I turn both seats with the backs towards the windows......clockwise for driver, counter-clockwise for passenger....to keep straps out of the way.

Only thing is.....the steering wheel in mine, stops the driver’s seat at 90 degrees.
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Ours swivel inwards (so away from the window) for both driver and passenger - I have to lean both the driver and passenger forward so they will swing around, but both will go all the way.
Try making sure your driver side is all the way back, then lean the seat forward, that's how we get ours to clear the steering wheel.

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KWhite2018....

If you turn the passenger seat clockwise (towards the window) doesn’t the seat/shoulder belt strapping get in the way?

In my case, I turn both seats with the backs towards the windows......clockwise for driver, counter-clockwise for passenger....to keep straps out of the way.

Only thing is.....the steering wheel in mine, stops the driver’s seat at 90 degrees.
Ken Mine turns counter clockwise. Tilt the steering wheel up all the way, move the seat counterclockwise until the seat is almost to the wall. Release the backrest and tilt the seat back forward towards the wall/windows, you will have to move the right arm rest up/down a bit to get it under the steering wheel, you may have to move the seat “back” a couple more inches while swiveling. Keep the backrest down (forward) and it will swivel completely. CAUTION: check the wiring harness below the seat. Mine was wrapped too tight and pulled apart the plugs...once you get the seat swiveled, you can move it “forward” (into the living room) put the seat back reclined as you want. Do the opposite to return to driving position..the key is the seat back tilting forward and moving the right arm rest as you swivel..
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So I just realized that my front chairs are supposed to swivel.....very handy....but I am unable to figure out the passenger side. I can get it to turn but is is so close to the wall it can not turn more than a few inches. Am I missing something or is that just a design flaw?


Mine was the same and I moved it all the way forward and now it clears the seat belt shoulder strap. It doesn’t move forward that easy but it worked
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mkekflyers.....

I have contributed to this topic since the beginning of time about turning the driver’s seat around. Unlike assembly line automobiles (cars/trucks/SUVs) the bolts securing the seats to the floor are not in the exact same position for every year or every model. No matter what way....clockwise or counter-clockwise, my seat will hit the steering wheel (tilted all the way up)

To see my reference point from the start.....

My steering wheel is tilted all the way up. (or tilted forward as some would say)
My seat is all the way to the rear on it’s track.....as far back as possible.
At this point, we’ll say my the seat back is positioned straight up.
Looking down from directly overhead (pretend you’re looking down from the ceiling), the bottom of my steering wheel is positioned 3-4” over the seat from the front of the seat.

No matter what, given this starting point.....I’m going to hit the steering wheel turning in either direction at just past the 90 degree position.

What location is your seat in comparison to the steering wheel compared to mine as described above?
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I find it funny that there’s a whole thread about swiveling our seats

We spent a good amount of time learning the best way without ripping the leather on the arm rests and it have the back hit the window.

If ours wasn’t in the shop I would go out and double check and video it.

Maybe our 2018 is different than other years.

The original poster asked about the passenger side.
I swear I swivel it clock wise because the natural way would be just one little turn to the left but I swear I went the opposite way which is longer.
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