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#1 2020-04-11 08:41:12

Getting the jack out

In nine years of ownership, I have never figured out how to get the jack out from under the driver’s seat. Seems daft, but it’s true.

Can anyone tell me how it’s done please?

#2 2020-04-11 13:14:34

Re: Getting the jack out

Currently fitting ford galaxy seats so everything you need is in plain view.Sorry about the big pictures,can’t seem to resize them.
Just lower the jack and remove towards the front of the van.

Last edited by scotchjoe (2020-04-11 13:15:56)

#3 2020-04-11 14:01:59

Re: Getting the jack out


well, honestly
you could have knocked me down with a feather
NINE YEARS
who knew??

#4 2020-04-11 21:31:52

Re: Getting the jack out

Hah! Love it, I like to think of you sat there with a flat tyre and a sad face

I like my bottle jack now though, seems more compact

Last edited by kenbw2 (2020-04-11 23:37:59)

2000 Citroen Dispatch 1.9TD XUD9 Camper Conversion + full time home
1999 Citroen Dispatch 1.9D DW8 Disassembled Camper Conversion
1996 Peugeot 806 1.9TD XUD9 Spare vehicle
1998 Citroen Synergie 1.9TD XUD9 Snapped timing belt

#5 2020-04-11 22:48:09

Re: Getting the jack out

I never knew it sat under the seat. Mine in my last van lived in the air vent down the back N/S wheel arch. This van came with a trolley jack so that is bungee strapped under the passenger seats

#6 2020-04-12 10:10:05

SW. Scotland Registered: 2015-08-31 Posts: 1,301

Re: Getting the jack out

I’ve had my van 5 or 6 years and never any idea or knew it once lived under seat either .

Jack’s in a lovely blue fabric draw string jack bag under the bed in the area that Casper speaks of (vent) .

#7 2020-04-12 10:14:27

SW. Scotland Registered: 2015-08-31 Posts: 1,301

Re: Getting the jack out

Currently fitting ford galaxy seats.

I’ve heard of this option but thought it was for the next Gen.
Any chance of photo’s and a little «How too» when done?

#8 2020-04-12 10:28:08

SW. Scotland Registered: 2015-08-31 Posts: 1,301

Re: Getting the jack out

Hah! Love it, I like to think of you sat there with a flat tyre and a sad face

Long time ago had a 106 diesel Mardis Gras.

Cut along story short.
N/S front tyre blow out and I spent about an hour looking for the jack and then phoning cavalry and waiting for rescue only for it to be in the spare wheel when they dropped it from under car.

#9 2020-04-12 15:27:23

Re: Getting the jack out

Currently fitting ford galaxy seats.

I’ve heard of this option but thought it was for the next Gen.
Any chance of photo’s and a little «How too» when done?

Don’t think a how to is really needed Vaz,the seats are just bolted to the vans standard seat brackets.I removed the 14mm spacers (pictured sitting on the drivers seat)from under the drivers bracket to lower the seat.Also notched into the front bracket rail to alter the tilt of the seat to help my wee short legs reach the pedals.The hand brake fixing bracket also had to be removed and welded 14mm higher
Probably not the best choice of swivel seats for the van.The large swivel plate causes the seats to sit higher than the standard seats.The seats only rotate outward,they can be made to rotate inward by cutting a bracket on the swivel plate.The bracket is however part of the seat belt safety mechanism.I left it in place.
The passenger seat turns easily,however the drivers seat will not turn with the hand brake lever pulled up.

#10 2020-04-12 21:11:24

SW. Scotland Registered: 2015-08-31 Posts: 1,301

Re: Getting the jack out

Excellent : As I’d said I was convinced the option of Ford Galaxy seats was for later Gen vans.

What I read was :

«NOT Straight swop but light modification».
Which you’ve shown .

Excellent photo’s and a brilliant little «How too» you did — after all.
Another option of single swivel seat and I’d assume VW Sharan & Seat Alhambra’s of same age and ilk would do also.

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