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What is this handle for on my drivers seat?

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#1 Guest_Vertigo_*

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Posted 02 April 2003 - 02:50 AM

There is a handle on the passenger side of my drivers seat. Its on the side and the position is about mid back. I have messed with it and have no idea what it is for. All I notice is it moves something inside the seat and presses something agenst my back making it umcortable. Any ideas what this is?


88 Subaru GL Sedan

#2 Guest_calebz_*

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Posted 02 April 2003 - 02:56 AM

that is a lumbar support adjustment.. is the car a gl-10?.. I think only the GL-10s came with lumbar adjustment.

#3 Guest_Vertigo_*

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Posted 02 April 2003 - 03:36 AM

No its just an 88 Subaru GL sedan. how do you know if its a 10? what characteristics does a 10 have?


#4 Guest_calebz_*

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Posted 02 April 2003 - 03:53 AM

digidash, lumbar and height adjustments.. some had all black hardware(outer door handles and stuff).. power windows/doorlocks. .think they all had a moonroof(could be wrong in that, but both of my gl-10s have it)

the most telling things are the digidash and the GL-10 badge on the back of the car.

oh yeah.. they all had rear seat headrests as well

#5 Guest_Flowmastered87GL_*

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Posted 02 April 2003 - 03:57 AM

my 4WD GL seats have (had lumbar support) my 2WD XT seats that I transplanted in their place lumbar too, and height support (hmmm maybe from a GL-10 XT though??)

#6 Guest_Turbone_*

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Posted 02 April 2003 - 04:21 AM

I think all GL's had the lumbar support adjustment.

#7 Guest_Bratwerst_*

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Posted 02 April 2003 - 02:07 PM

Rob's right - GL's all came with them. My stock seat from the 83 has it, and the seat I'm swapping in from an 86 (maybe 8:cool: GL also has it...

- Erik - Tacoma, WA -

#8 Guest_calebz_*

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Posted 02 April 2003 - 02:11 PM

Cool.. I did not know that.:D

#9 Guest_McBrat_*

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Posted 02 April 2003 - 02:47 PM

and... just in case anybody needs this info. the lumbar handle from a 80-84 style seat will fit onto the lumbar adjuster for a '90 legacy seat. points the wrong direction, but is still functional....

#10 Guest_toybuilder_*

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Posted 02 April 2003 - 02:49 PM

That handle activates the ejection seat....:D

Seriously, I think that all of the Loyales have that lumbar support control as well.

#11 Guest_iamtheq_*

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Posted 02 April 2003 - 02:51 PM

Yup, my 87 GL sedan has one. Hell, my 1979 Celica GT had the exact same thing. Same location, same function.

There's a lot of cool little gadgets in common between my old, dear Celica (God I miss that car) and my Subie. Things like the little defog vents that point specifically at the front windows by the mirrors, the heater vents that run under the front seats (I haven't pulled the carpets in my subie, but I get heat under the seats in the back). Little things mean a lot to me :D I'm assuming it's just a jap car thing, at least from that era. These days, every car has little bells and whistles.

Sorry, I'm rambling <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/embarassed.gif ALT=":o">


#12 Guest_hodakarider_*

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Posted 02 April 2003 - 03:23 PM

I find that people who are used to American car seats find a seat with lumbar support uncomfortable. Of course, not all american cars have non-supportive seats, but in my experience they tend to be the worst offenders (Ford Aerostar comes to mind).
My chiropractor recommends driving a good european car - such as a VW, Porsche, or Mercedes - for proper lower back support. Seriously. I'm now used to having these proper seats, and always have my lumbar in my soob on the first click. And I have far fewer back troubles now. :cool:

#13 Guest_qman_*

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Posted 02 April 2003 - 04:02 PM

OK, I think location should be clarified. You could have as many as 4 different handles on your seat.

1] Lumbar adjustment, located on the inside edge of the drivers seat back. Found on all GL seats.

2] Height adjustment, located on the outside of the drivers seat on the seat bottom. This is a retractable handle that lifts and lowers the height of the seat. Found on GL10 seats

3] Recline lever, located on the outside edge of the seat. Purpose is obvious. All seats

4] Position lever, used for moving the seat forward and back. All seats.

Just a little more info. Qman

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