Mercedes-benz w203 seat removal – (2001-2007) c230, c280, c350, c240, c320 pelican parts diy maintenance article gas efficient suv 2010

If you have to remove the seats from your Mercedes C320 to replace them or service components beneath them, for example the fuel pump or front seat switches, in this tech article I will show you how. Once removed, you can repair items like the seat switches, the seat module or motors; or in the rear, the fuel pump or seat belt buckles. I will break this article down into front and rear seats. Though there are a lot of options for different seats and configurations in the Mercedes C-Class the procedures are basically the same. Our project car had the flat rear bench seat with no split fold or pass through.

Next, you will have to remove the seat belt from the front seat. Use your trim tool and lever off the trim panel on front seat to expose seat belt fastener. Use a T45 Torx and remove the lower mounting point of the belt from the seat. I also like to remove the lower seat trim panel at this point as it is easy to damage when removing the seat from the car and expensive to replace. Better safe than sorry.

Move to the trunk and remove the two plastic covers over the backrest release catch. You have to use a flathead screwdriver and lever the release (red arrow) away from release stop. While you lever, push seat back toward interior of vehicle. You will know when it releases as it frees up a bit from the body.

Comments: Hi, all thanks for your guide, he followed all the steps but the only thing I do not understand is how to take care of the two side plastic seat without breaking them, I have a Mercedes c270 cdi 2004 with electric seats and I need to change the electric motor of these And has a plastic where you fasten your seat belt and Other like the one you see in the image, my doubt is how to remove that piece without breaking it, is a doubt that is driving me crazy and I find no guide, I would be truly grateful in If you could explain how these plastic pieces are extracted exactly.

Comments: I appreciate the regarding the front drivers seat removal, however my wife was driving the car when the seat decided it wasn’t going to move backwards and unfortunately l can not get to the front track mounting bolts. Any sugestions as to how I can move the seat to replace the motor. It is definitely the forward and back motor as all the other switch functions are working.

My driver seat base is currently quite loose, it slightly tilts forward when applying pressure on front end and also seat seems to have sunk low. Also when spinning the lumbar wheel after few clicks it slips back to normal height with a clunk.

Followup from the Pelican Staff: If you seat is stuck and will not move, to access the fasteners, you will have to locate the fore / aft motor and manually activate with fused power and ground. Be sure you are clear of the seat when you try to activate it, this way you aren’t hurt. – Nick at Pelican Parts

Thank you for the suggestion. I have already applied power and ground directly to all 3 motors and the fore-aft motor appears unresponsive. This is why I was asking how to remove the seat. I have attempted to get my arm around, under and into the area of the motors to use a hex key to release the motor, but there is just not enough room. Incidently, the car is a 01 320 CLK Cabriolet. Please advise. Thanks. Tom

Followup from the Pelican Staff: If the seat will not move when power and ground are applied, your only option is to use a wrench to turn the fasteners. If you don;t have access due to restriction for a rail, remove a motor and manually turn the drive cable. – Nick at Pelican Parts

Followup from the Pelican Staff: If you seat is stuck and will not move, to access the fasteners, you will have to locate the fore / aft motor and manually activate with fused power and ground. Be sure you are clear of the seat when you try to activate it, this way you aren’t hurt. – Nick at Pelican Parts