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seat back recliner mechanism on the driver seat of a staff C5 had broken and needed replacement. The problem was that the shaft that the adjuster handle goes on pushed in so that it was impossible to get the handle to stay on. As a stop-gap measure we tried drilling a hole through the shaft and using a thin screwdriver as a makeshift handle to adjust the seat back. While this worked for a short time, ultimately the shaft snapped, having been weakened by the hole. This seat back recliner mechanism is hard to come by, but Contemporary Corvette had one and shipped it to us. Here’s what’s involved in replacing this mechanism.
OCTOBER 2017
C5 SEAT BACK RECLINER MECHANISM REPLACEMENT