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Seat Back Adjusters - removal and replacement of knob

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The plastic knob that used to adjust the seat on my '74 GTV literally fell apart in my hands several years ago. I got some used parts from APE and finally made the repair last weekend. The repair was pretty easy once I figured that the spring clip could be rotated to unlock the knob.

Here's a step by step:

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This is how the seat looked without the knob.

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The first step is to gently pry off the silver part of the knob. It will come off if you work it all the way around.

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With the cover removed rotate the spring clip counter clockwise by tapping the ears with a hammer and punch until you can wiggle the black part of the knob off. I had to "tap" it pretty hard.

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View with the knob removed.

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Put the black knob on the seat hinge and rotate the spring clip using the hammer and punch to lock it on. I used some WD-40 to lube the sliding surfaces.
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Any idea where I could find a seat back adjuster? Missing one on my spider.
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