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Old 10-13-2018, 08:41 PM   #1
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Co-pilot foot rest

Thought I'd post this in case others have been annoyed with a sticking foot rest.
I've battled this for 4 years now, lube'ing the crap out of all the scissor joints during every trip. Sometimes with some success, other times (like this last trip), with no success at all!
Our departure routine has been wife and dog get in seat, she presses footrest up button, while I help raise it.
Got under there today, tools in hand, to loosen up the joints that have bolt's and nut's, to enable getting lube in there easier. Nuthin! Still binding, mainly on one side!
Got my head right in there, while hitting the up/ down button (kid's, don't try this at home ), I noticed two small dia fixed tubes, with rods that slide in and out of them ! Guess these are what keep everything square!
Little grease on these rods, and she's raising and lowering like butter!

Hope this helps anyone who has had trouble with this pesky thing that us drivers, never get to enjoy !!
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Old 10-13-2018, 09:09 PM   #2
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I found the same thing on our Villa International seat. It would not go all the way up, or retract fully. A little SuperLube, and it works perfectly now.
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Old 10-13-2018, 09:22 PM   #3
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The footrest in my Discovery is driven by two what looked like speedometer cables. They were dry, and when I took them apart and lubed them the footrest now is quiet and fast!
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Old 10-17-2018, 11:00 PM   #4
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Ben,
I was doing the same thing as you whenever the wife would sit in her co-pilot seat. I would help her raise her foot rest every time she needed raised. Finally, about a couple of months ago I did the same thing, crawled under the seat and pressed the up/down switch and lube the all screw rods and BAM, works like a charm and have a happy co-pilot.
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Thanks for posting this. Mine is a little slow to rise. I will try this.
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:04 AM   #6
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My co pilot seat squeaked when bouncing up and down over the lovely highways of the US.

It is the connections for the seat cushions. I took the seat off to get to them and greased them with silicon grease. They behaved quite well for 10K miles. Might be do again.

While on the subject of the chairs has anyone reupholstered theirs? I would like to take the squishy lounge chair and turn it into a tushy holding performance chair. That is the thing is just to soft and sitting up so high allows the body to move about. I stuff a small pillow on each side to help a bit.
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