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dpostman 06-12-2013 07:40 AM

Does your Drivers seat lower by itself?
 
Got my 2013 JKU Sahara with Dark Saddle leather almost a month ago. There have been no issues at all with it except for one very minor thing. I like to use the hand crank and raise the drivers seat to almost the highest position. But every few days, I have to raise it again because it seems to lower by itself. Is that the norm? Does anybody know if there is a mechanical adjustment that can be made to fix this?

Before anybody else says it... No, no one else drives it and plays with the settings. Just me.

dp

Brian-P 06-12-2013 07:58 AM

Mine does the exact same thing, I've heard others complaining about it too. I have stopped trying to prop it up, I just leave it down.

JPWheelin 06-12-2013 08:03 AM

You must be vertically challenged like me :).

Mine does the same thing (2010). However...maybe I'm crazy but it seems the problem has gotten better after a couple of years. I find I have to correct it less. Perhaps I have just become accustomed to raising back up and I don't realize I'm doing it. (Seatbelt on, brake off, raise set up).

Ex Umbris Currus 06-12-2013 08:28 AM

I think there have been a few threads about this. Most have come to find that as they slide in and out they have brief contact with the handle and therefore it gets pushed down. Try a few days being conscious of not hitting the handle and see if that helps. For what it's worth, I have to adjust mine about once a week or so.

THW 06-12-2013 08:46 AM

Yup- you're lowering it when you get in and out. I had the same issue, and even when I was conscious of it I still kept accidentally lowering it. Try setting seat height to desired level, then removing the handle entirely (carefully pop out plastic center cap, remove T40 Torx bolt) and your seat will be permanently adjusted (until you replace the handle). Downside: it looks ugly with the handle missing.

brighton 06-12-2013 09:22 AM

My memory may be hazy, but I thought I remembered reading from someone that removed the handle, then reattached it with the handle pointing downward so you wouldn't hit it getting in and out. One of those things I was going to try, but hadn't gotten around to it.

12JKUR 06-12-2013 09:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brighton (Post 3852345)
My memory may be hazy, but I thought I remembered reading from someone that removed the handle, then reattached it with the handle pointing downward so you wouldn't hit it getting in and out. One of those things I was going to try, but hadn't gotten around to it.

This.

Handle in stock position also scrapes the side of the seat, not looking so good after some time.

With it pointing straight down (only choice) the seat will not go down far from the fully raised position.

A thread on how to hack the arm so it does not point straight down but at more like a 7 o'clock position is floating around here somewhere.

BillyPete 06-12-2013 09:31 AM

This thread has my fix in it. Hasnt moved in over a year now!:thumb:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/dri...ter-86233.html

brighton 06-12-2013 09:56 AM

Excellent. I remember being concerned having the handle pointing straight down because I keep my fire extinguisher next to the driver's seat, but your fix will solve that problem.

dpostman 06-12-2013 10:06 AM

Bingo! I was a little skeptical at first about reading that you all were suggesting that "I" was causing this myself... Me?.. Never!... But I guess from all the responses, looks like that is the cause. I'll probably take the handle off completely and put some sort of esthetically pleasing knob on it once it is adjusted, just to hide the metal bolt. And I'll just keep the handle in the dash somewhere.

Man I like forums.
Thank you all.
dp

chopperbobby 06-12-2013 10:31 AM

set it where you want it and take the handle off. when you get in and out you push down on the handle. I had the same problem in my 2010 now no problem for 2 years

LewdDude 06-12-2013 11:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brighton (Post 3852345)
My memory may be hazy, but I thought I remembered reading from someone that removed the handle, then reattached it with the handle pointing downward so you wouldn't hit it getting in and out. One of those things I was going to try, but hadn't gotten around to it.

This is the answer... I had the same issue. I am 5'8" @ 230lbs... seems thats FAT!!! LOL either way, I was hitting it sliding out, and shifting in!

jaxs1984 06-12-2013 02:29 PM

I have an 09 and have the same problem, I just chalked it up to being hard wired to the clock that keeps loosing a couple of minutes a week :)

LewdDude 06-12-2013 03:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jaxs1984 (Post 3853337)
I have an 09 and have the same problem, I just chalked it up to being hard wired to the clock that keeps loosing a couple of minutes a week :)

My '08 clock was like that!!!! LOL :banghead:

SilverSport 06-12-2013 05:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ex Umbris Currus (Post 3852201)
I think there have been a few threads about this. Most have come to find that as they slide in and out they have brief contact with the handle and therefore it gets pushed down. Try a few days being conscious of not hitting the handle and see if that helps. For what it's worth, I have to adjust mine about once a week or so.

Happens to me.

jaxs1984 06-12-2013 07:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LewdDude (Post 3853489)
My '08 clock was like that!!!! LOL :banghead:

They actually have a recall for that, but since I'm out of warranty I'm not going to spend the $$$$ to be on time

flipmeover 06-12-2013 07:26 PM

Wow... I've been trying to figure out how that's been happening. I thought it was occurring when I would pull the seat forward to let people into the back. Now I know to keep an eye out for my a** going rogue and adjusting it for me!

Txrdstr 06-12-2013 08:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dpostman (Post 3852085)
Got my 2013 JKU Sahara with Dark Saddle leather almost a month ago. There have been no issues at all with it except for one very minor thing. I like to use the hand crank and raise the drivers seat to almost the highest position. But every few days, I have to raise it again because it seems to lower by itself. Is that the norm? Does anybody know if there is a mechanical adjustment that can be made to fix this?

Before anybody else says it... No, no one else drives it and plays with the settings. Just me.

dp

Happens while you are getting in and out, hitting the lever down!

Suebabe 06-12-2013 08:51 PM

I have the opposite problem--can't get it lowered enough for my 5'2 shorter legs :)

scuba_steve 06-12-2013 11:33 PM

Mine doesn't move. I adjusted it when I bought the JKR last September and just checked today and it is still where I put it then.


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