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Old 09-28-2009, 05:12 AM   #1
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Passenger seat modification ?

Has anyone tried to modify the passenger seat to raise it up? IMO the seat needs to raise up about 3-4". My significant other has a hard time seeing over the dash.

I remember a post on this, but at the time there was no resolution.

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Old 09-28-2009, 05:57 AM   #2
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If you figure this one out, please post what you have done. My wife has complained about this since the day that I got my SS. I am so sick of hearing about this one little annoyance that I do not take her in my Camaro any more.
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:21 AM   #3
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Use a booster seat but call it a "manual height adjustment insert".
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:30 AM   #4
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The wife brings a pillow with her every time we ride in the Camaro. Quite annoying.
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:42 AM   #5
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That's hilarious. I guess I'm lucky cause my wife hasn't said anything yet. I hadn't even thought about that till I saw this thread, and now I know she has to have the same issue.
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:14 AM   #6
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The wives and girl friends cannot see out with the passenger seat......when it is full forward? I never thought of this as a problem. I'm not 5'1" and I was never told!

How tall is your lady?
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:20 AM   #7
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Has anyone tried to modify the passenger seat to raise it up? IMO the seat needs to raise up about 3-4". My significant other has a hard time seeing over the dash.

I remember a post on this, but at the time there was no resolution.

TIA,
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One of the past suggestions was tp drill a hole through a hockey puck and install it as a spacer. However Like mentioned before If you have an accident and the passenger gets hurt it could void your insurance. Basically it's a safety issue. Any change to the seat would have to be engineered to make sure what you did was safe. It's chance you'd have to take.

My wife's fine,my son uses a pillow.
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Everyone hang in there. Don't take a chance as screwing something up or voiding your insurance/warranty.

I specifically talked to FBodFather about it last week when he was in town for the TX State Fair. He said GM is working on it and that they will have a retro fix for those that don't have it. He said there is around 800 sensors in the seat and that they have to go through all new saftey crash testing. He also said there is one for leather seats and one for cloth seats (leather=heated seats; cloth=not). Sounds like it's going to be an electric adjustment not manual...otherwise why would the leather/cloth make a difference. He also mentioned the fact that there will probalby be memory seats in the future and they will be standard in 2SS/2LT models. No mention of when we'll see it but my guess is that this stuff won't be available until they get 2011 ready...just guessing though.

I've even considered putting off my order for a little bit but I'm just getting to ansy....I'l just have to see how I can retro fit those into mine once they are available.

Ahhh.....memory seats I'm going to need those (I'm 6'5"...wife 5'4").
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:07 AM   #9
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This is curious to me. My wife is only 5'4", and she has not complained once about this. I don't think she would hold her tongue about it either, so for some reason she's not having a problem.
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:15 AM   #10
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My Camaro is still on order but I did get to drive one with just the wife and I. One of the things I asked her is how she felt in the passenger seat. If I hadn't said anything I don't think it would've even crossed her mine. Once I did bring it to her attention she said that she couldn't see the front of the car but she could see around her. She was so excited about being in the car that the seat is a non-issue although see wouldn't mind having the adjustment if it was available.

That being said I think the passenger side needs to be adjustable. The memory seats would be fantastic for me because it gets annoying that almost everytime I want to drive one of our current cars I have to take about 3 min to move the seat back, adjust mirrors, etc. Same goes for her when she drives the car. Not manditory by any means but would be nice.
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:53 AM   #11
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A driver memory seat & a fully adjustable passenger seat would be wonderful! I hope they do retro on both!

My girlfriend is 5' 3" and does complain about visibility out the front and sides.
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:57 AM   #12
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Keep us posted, I had this written up on a repair order already and they don't have anything for it.
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Old 09-28-2009, 10:03 AM   #13
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My youngest daughter complains about this too, unfortunately, by the time the fix will be out she'll be tall enough to see out.
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Old 09-28-2009, 10:08 AM   #14
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Everyone hang in there. Don't take a chance as screwing something up or voiding your insurance/warranty.

I specifically talked to FBodFather about it last week when he was in town for the TX State Fair. He said GM is working on it and that they will have a retro fix for those that don't have it. He said there is around 800 sensors in the seat and that they have to go through all new saftey crash testing. He also said there is one for leather seats and one for cloth seats (leather=heated seats; cloth=not). Sounds like it's going to be an electric adjustment not manual...otherwise why would the leather/cloth make a difference. He also mentioned the fact that there will probalby be memory seats in the future and they will be standard in 2SS/2LT models. No mention of when we'll see it but my guess is that this stuff won't be available until they get 2011 ready...just guessing though.

I've even considered putting off my order for a little bit but I'm just getting to ansy....I'l just have to see how I can retro fit those into mine once they are available.

Ahhh.....memory seats I'm going to need those (I'm 6'5"...wife 5'4").
Yeah.......memory seats for the driver side would be awesome! I had them in my last car & it worked wonderful!! Sure do miss it in the Camaro... Don't mind the passenger seat..I am 5'4", but since Ruby is mine, I don't sit there often. But I HATE having to readjust the driver seat after the hubs has driven her. Pain.
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Shouldn't our significant others be adoring us as we drive the vehicle instead of looking 'out' of it?
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Old 09-28-2009, 10:11 AM   #16
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This is curious to me. My wife is only 5'4", and she has not complained once about this. I don't think she would hold her tongue about it either, so for some reason she's not having a problem.
My wife didn't mention it and she is also 5'4", but as soon as I said something about the seat height, she said that she might like being able to raise it a little bit, but she was basically fine with it as is.
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Old 09-28-2009, 10:15 AM   #17
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my dad at 6'2'' sat in the passenger seat and immediately asked... "How the $#%@ do you see outta this thing!?" Im about 4 inches shorter than him, so you can imagine he thought he was gonna die shortly!
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Old 09-28-2009, 10:32 AM   #18
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Shouldn't our significant others be adoring us as we drive the vehicle instead of looking 'out' of it?
The narcissist in me says +1.
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Old 09-28-2009, 10:33 AM   #19
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The dash/hood, and door height is one of those things that i just can't comprehend. They've built great looking Camaro's in the past without supersizing the height. I'd love a Q and A session with the people that make these decisions.
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Old 09-28-2009, 10:49 AM   #20
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The wives and girl friends cannot see out with the passenger seat......when it is full forward? I never thought of this as a problem. I'm not 5'1" and I was never told!

How tall is your lady?
My wife is five feet tall. I am six feet and I have my seat adjusted higher than her's will go so I understand her complaints. Moving the seat forward creats airbag issues as in being too close to it if it deploys.
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:35 PM   #21
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=caverman;977591] He said there is around 800 sensors in the seat and that they have to go through all new saftey crash testing. He also said there is one for leather seats and one for cloth seats (leather=heated seats; cloth=not). Sounds like it's going to be an electric adjustment not manual...otherwise why would the leather/cloth make a
That has to be the lamest most offensive thing I have ever heard. No wonder these car companies can't make any money........... I am sure its related to the "smart" airbags
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:20 PM   #22
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If you really want to fix it, buy a drivers seat from a right side drive car. I know thats not much of an option right now, but most likely all of the bolts are in the same position making it an easy modification. I did this for my wife in my Mitsubishi 3000gt. She loves being able to raise the seat up, as well as having the side and lumbar supports that she can adjust for those long rides. All I had to do was bring power over from the drivers seat. The connection for monitoring the seat belt was the same on both the old and new seat. And before you ask, yes i have a Camaro on order Cyber Gray/Black 2SS. Going to keep the 3000gt though.
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:40 PM   #23
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If you really want to fix it, buy a drivers seat from a right side drive car. I know thats not much of an option right now, but most likely all of the bolts are in the same position making it an easy modification. I did this for my wife in my Mitsubishi 3000gt. She loves being able to raise the seat up, as well as having the side and lumbar supports that she can adjust for those long rides. All I had to do was bring power over from the drivers seat. The connection for monitoring the seat belt was the same on both the old and new seat. And before you ask, yes i have a Camaro on order Cyber Gray/Black 2SS. Going to keep the 3000gt though.
Be careful with that option. Given that the passenger seat in LHD cars detects the presence and weight of the passenger to know when to enable/disable/reduce airbag deployment, the driver's seat from a RHD car may not contain those same sensors.
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I think it would be a great idea for an electric seat on the passenger side, I am 5'9 and when I went out to do the test drive I was in the passenger seat until my salesmen got the car in a position to let me drive, my head was slightly skimming the roof and when we switched spots he had to crunch down some cause he is around 6'5 or better...
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My wife is 5' 3'' and does complain about the seat height. Any OEM modification would be appreciated.
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