I've just bought a 1996 Suzuki Swift as a run around for my wife but the front seats are too low and are not adjustable. Is there any sort of kit I can get to make the seats higher or can anyone recommend a replacement seat that is higher?
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Fit the back of the seat in first.At the front and on the underneath of the seat are some metal tabs about 6 inches from either side and these need to be forced back and down into the slots on the car body under the front of the seat. A flat bladed screwdriver might help to get the leverage to force the tabs back. ie push the tab back on one side and push down the seat at the same time. Do the same to the other side.Hopefully this works.
Unscrew front seat head rest guide rod retainers (610A18).
Pull up on front seat back head restraint (611A08). Compress foam in area of front seat head rest guide rod sleeves (610A16).
Remove front seat back head restraint positioning springs. Pull front seat back head restraint up and out.
Slide front seat head rest guide rod retainers onto front seat back head restraint posts.
Compress foam in front seat head rest guide rod sleeve area. Install positioning springs on front seat head rest guide rod sleeves.
Insert front seat back head restraint posts (notches on posts facing rearward) into front seat head rest guide rod sleeves and push down to engage positioning spring.
Tighten front seat head rest guide rod retainers onto front seat head rest guide rod sleeves.
NOTE: Front seat back head restraint must operate smoothly throughout its range of travel, must remain in any fixed position, and must not be freely removable from the seat back. If any of these conditions are not met, check for proper installation of positioning spring onto front seat head rest guide rod sleeve.
Adjust front seat back head restraint by applying hand pressure, either up or down, to center area of front seat back head restraint.
Get to know the sister cars. The Suzuki Swift is almost completely identical to the Geo Metro and the Pontiac Firefly: the only differences were that the Metro and the Firefly were available in sedan form and the Swift wasn't. Also, no changes were made to any of these cars between 1995 and 1997. If you look for parts for any of these cars they will work.
Vehicles mentioned: 1995, 1996, 1997 Suzuki Swift 1995, 1996, 1997 Geo Metro 2/3dr 1995, 1996, 1997 Pontiac Firefly 2/3dr
In addition the only things that changed after 1997 were the bumpers and front turn signals (and that the Metro became a Chevy) so taillights for later Swifts/Metros/Fireflies should work as well.
Passenger seats are usually manually operated from a latch or bar under the front of the seat. the seat back should have a lever between the door and edge of seat to make adjustment pull up on lever push back on seatback.