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anyone had problems with the driver's seat squeaking on bumpy-ish roads? cant seem to get it to stop...

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yes on my 11 plate its so annoying, happens on front passenger seat!!!!

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I have it more on the passenger side I thought it was cos it never gets used ... But maybe if someone else is having the issues as well maybe time to look into it

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Chris_munday posted this thread on the subject last year: Here

I've quote his post below and attached the image he took.

It worked for me - have a good read of it and give it a go.

Ifyou too suffer with a squeaky seat under your left thigh every time you depress the clutch to change gear then keep reading because I have finally found out what the problem is after months of head scratching and putting up with the noise.

Some people on thisforum say it is something to do with the rotating bush on the seat belt clip (where the seatbelt clicks in), the bit which allows the seat belt clip to move backwards and forwards. They say to lubricate the bolt at the bottom with WD-40 and it will resolve the squeaking issue. I suggest to try this before you try my solution incase this solves the issue.

If you have tried the above and the seat still squeaks then in my case it was to do with the bar that allows you to move the seat backwards and forwards. So to test if this is the case with your model you first of all need to go and sit in the drivers seat. Secondly, reach down for the seat adjuster bar and instead of pulling it upwards like you would to adjust the seat push it downwards gently, let it back up, push it downwards gently (keep repeating). If you find this is making the squeak exactly like the one when you change gear then success you have found the problem!

Next you need to grab a torch (i used my iphone camera light) and some grease or if you don't have any grease WD-40 will serve as a great temporary lubricator. Now go under the drivers seat and follow the seat adjuster bar towards the back of the seat on the left hand side and you will find a white bit of plastic. Now if you pull down on the bar to make the squeaking noise you will see that the movement on the seat adjuster is causing the plastic to rub against a bit of metal which is poking through the middle of the plastic.You now need to grease the bit of metal or spray the WD-40 over it and you will find that when pulling down on the seat adjuster the squeak is gone!!

Also there is the same on the other side of the seat. I greased this too for good measure and I suggest you do the same.

I have included a picture of the white plastic bit for your viewing.

I really hope this helps you resolve your issue!

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Chris_munday posted this thread on the subject last year: Here

I've quote his post below and attached the image he took.

It worked for me - have a good read of it and give it a go.

Ifyou too suffer with a squeaky seat under your left thigh every time you depress the clutch to change gear then keep reading because I have finally found out what the problem is after months of head scratching and putting up with the noise.

Some people on thisforum say it is something to do with the rotating bush on the seat belt clip (where the seatbelt clicks in), the bit which allows the seat belt clip to move backwards and forwards. They say to lubricate the bolt at the bottom with WD-40 and it will resolve the squeaking issue. I suggest to try this before you try my solution incase this solves the issue.

If you have tried the above and the seat still squeaks then in my case it was to do with the bar that allows you to move the seat backwards and forwards. So to test if this is the case with your model you first of all need to go and sit in the drivers seat. Secondly, reach down for the seat adjuster bar and instead of pulling it upwards like you would to adjust the seat push it downwards gently, let it back up, push it downwards gently (keep repeating). If you find this is making the squeak exactly like the one when you change gear then success you have found the problem!

Next you need to grab a torch (i used my iphone camera light) and some grease or if you don't have any grease WD-40 will serve as a great temporary lubricator. Now go under the drivers seat and follow the seat adjuster bar towards the back of the seat on the left hand side and you will find a white bit of plastic. Now if you pull down on the bar to make the squeaking noise you will see that the movement on the seat adjuster is causing the plastic to rub against a bit of metal which is poking through the middle of the plastic.You now need to grease the bit of metal or spray the WD-40 over it and you will find that when pulling down on the seat adjuster the squeak is gone!!

Also there is the same on the other side of the seat. I greased this too for good measure and I suggest you do the same.

I have included a picture of the white plastic bit for your viewing.

I really hope this helps you resolve your issue!

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thanks. I'll give that a try once i get the car back off toyota.

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think i managed to cure this by removing the plastic cover on the left hand corner on the rear of the seat at the bottom (two screws, one extremely difficult to get to) and greasing up the pivot. fingers crossed that has done it.

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Do you have a picture

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Ideal thanks .... Then I can finally sort out the passenger side

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