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Old 03-09-2004, 11:32 PM   #1
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my drivers side seat has a broken back and i was wondering if i could goto to a junkyard and get a seat does it matter the year of the seat or do i have to get a 1992 seat? and if not are the power seat plug the same though out the years?
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anyone?
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ask bill he will be able to help u out
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Your seat will be compatible with all LeSabre'* from 92-94, maybe 95. The problem is that the LeSabre had about 4 different seat offerings, in 3 or 4 different colors.

Do you have the seat controls on the armrest, or on the base of the seat?

(yes folks, I know my LeSabre'*, too )
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my drivers side seat has a broken back and i was wondering if i could goto to a junkyard and get a seat does it matter the year of the seat or do i have to get a 1992 seat? and if not are the power seat plug the same though out the years?
Can you define "broken back" here? e.g. Have you found the problem with yours? I've had a couple over the years (different models) that sheared off a bolt in the recliner mechanism which allowed the seatback to fall backwards (_great_ safety feature there ), but needed only a replacement bolt in both cases. What'* up with yours?
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I'm betting he sheared either that bolt (happened in my 93 Chevy pickup once, but there was a recall for it) or broke the tab that it goes through. If that'* the case, it could be welded.
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my controls are on the doors armwrest and my seat is broken due to owner before my girlfriend and i was big fat pastor and he sat ghetto style and the seat has prement bent to the side and i want it fixed cuz its hurts my back really bad.
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my controls are on the doors armwrest and my seat is broken due to owner before my girlfriend and i was big fat pastor and he sat ghetto style
"Ghetto style"?

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and the seat has prement bent to the side and i want it fixed cuz its hurts my back really bad.
Okay, is it sagging backwards in the center, or the outer corners?

Are the seat backs supposed to recline with a button (electrically) or a lever (mechanically)?

What I'm getting at here is it _might_ be possible to fix what you've got rather than having to buy an entire junkyard replacement. At worst, if you can replace only the broken/bent parts of the frame, you'll come out ahead of where you'd be if you had to buy an entire seat. I'm guessing that the seatback itself isn't bent, but the brackets or hinges at the bottom are damaged. If they're integral to the seat frame itself, you're SOL, but if you can get the bad stuff out, great.

Are you able to disassemble the seat at all? Is the passenger'* side equally bad? If not, maybe you can compare right and left sides to see which pieces are out of line.
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i cant explain so ill get pics.
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i cant explain so ill get pics.
Sounds good. Be sure to include one photo that shows us what sitting "ghetto style" looks like...
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