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"Re-assembly is the reverse of removal"............... what a cop out

It never is.... it's only when you double check the four bolts you have removed.... that you discover one of them is longer than the others


So all you have to do is work out why
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Haynes' manuals used to be pretty comprehensive, covering even minute details, of dismantling /re-assemby. This gradually seemed to get less and less, over time. Best bet is probably to make your own notes as you carry out the job in question? The CD's available leave you with a load of guess work! Happy Motoring.:
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To be honest it wasn't all that difficult.... I was removing one of the Spiders seats... bent double head under the dash ... quarter turn with a 5mm Allen key

It all came apart quite well

When I reassembled it... I only discovered that I needed a longer bolt after fitting two others (one of which was the longer one of course) so of course I had to undo them both to find the longer one.

Working under the seats with my legs in the air.. trying to line up the seat runners, spacers and tapped holes

Piece of cake really
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Sounds a bit like replacing the pollen filters on a 147, once you have located them.:
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Working under the seats with my legs in the air..
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For me the worst thing is that the info you want is buried under the health and safety [email protected] warnings. OR it will give 2 lines of instruction then say something like "remove transmission as described in chapter one"
 
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I've just had a look through my manual to check the diagnostics procedure for my non working ABS light. It says check between one connection and another ( in varous combinations and using various plugs etc ). So I think, great, no problem, looked at the drawing seemed easy enough. Had a look under the bonnet, found one of the plug connectors - couldn't find the others cos they are buried under all the ABS stuff. It doesn't tell me how I'm suppose to get to the connectors the check the thing. I gave up and sent it to the garage.
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Bl**dy Haynes. The diagnostics stuff is based on 20 year old technology. And I agree that the continual reference to ther chapters is frustrating. It took me ages to understand why there were 4 spanners for changing the thermostat on an Astra, until I spent a good half hour following thelinks to find that the engine mount and cambelt need to come off !!!
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