Planning the next
AO Silver Member
Join Date: May 2007
Location: United Kingdom
The plastic surround of the tilt lever is in two parts. The seat material is supposed to be trapped between the two bits of plastic, I had the same thing on my car and it was just a matter of separating the two bits of plastic and feeding the material back in. Fiddly, but not too difficult.
I also had a malfunctioning lever ( broken by the repair shop who were supposed to be repairing the car and not brekaing more stuff! ). In my case, the cable had merely come away from the lever. With a pair of long nose pliers I was able to reform the bend at the end of the cable and re-thread it through the hole in the lever.
On my car, I had to drill out the rivet holding the knob to the lever and when done, I replaced the rivet with a self tapping screw. Other than that, it all comes apart fairly easily.