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Driver seat for a 2005 3 door hatch

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Hello everyone, 

I have been looking around for a while now for a new driver seat for my car as the sliding mechanism has broken on my current one. im struggling to find any that are cheap enough and i was wondering if there were any particular places i could try to look for parts? i have tried breakers yards and Toyota themselves (although that wasn't fun after they gave me a quote for a new seat that was well over £1000) as well as a few spares websites.

essentially i'm just wondering:

1. Can i get a new seat for less than a couple of hundred pounds (and if i can, then someone pointing in the correct direction would be an absolute hero)

2. or get a new seat mechanism and fit it myself onto my current seat? (Also if anyone has an idea of how hard to fit this on a 3-door seat, that would be much appreciated!) - this seems like it would be the cheaper option

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You could keep an eye out for something on Ebay maybe, if a used replacement is an acceptable option for you.

My son used to break old cars for just this purpose (not Toyotas) and made a good living selling anything usable that he could find a buyer for. Facebook was another outlet for him to find customers. There are probably sellers like him who specialise in Toyota parts, you might just have to wait until your model becomes available.

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Is it the runner mechanism that’s broken? I doubt that’s specific to your car. 

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36 minutes ago, rafletcher said:

Is it the runner mechanism that’s broken? I doubt that’s specific to your car. 

There are different part numbers for the 3 and 5 door mechs

Uk built 3 door 05/2004 to 02/2007 72010-02100 (72011C)

If its a jap built one it will be different

Edit. Just did the old "breaking" search on eBay (just type "Corolla 3 door breaking")

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TOYOTA-COROLLA-TSPORT-VVTLI-3-DOOR-HATCHBACK-1796cc-2004-BREAKING-SPARES/110960326053?hash=item19d5c035a5:g:PbEAAOSwDEZbonIE

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2004-TOYOTA-COROLLA-3-DOOR-BLACK-CODE-209-OFFSIDE-DRIVERS-TAILLIGHT-BREAKING/302457199420?hash=item466bda9b3c:g:xWgAAOSwNuxXYYsm

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Hi,

Its a known issue and a search of this forum will show several similar threads and possible fixes, though you do not say exactly what bit is broken.

see this for starters  - https://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/topic/184745-seat-adjustment-broken/?tab=comments#comment-1479988

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i had the same issue with my passenger seat, i found one local to me, in Northern Ireland, http://www.ecopart.co.uk/, they still had the driver seat.

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