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post #1 of 6 Old Jun 23rd, 2006, 10:05 am Thread Starter
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'05 LT Seat Removal

I want to replace the stock seat on my '05 LT with the Corbin seat I used successfully and liked on my '99 LT. A really simple procedure except that the '05 seat is heated and I can't figure out how to disconnect the power supply cable. The cable goes from the front of the seat and disappears under the adjacent tupperware. I am not sure where the cable then connects to the power supply.

Is there a way to disconnect the cable from the power supply and pull it free without removing the tupperware?

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 6 Old Jun 23rd, 2006, 11:40 am
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I just had to do that to send my POS 05 seat away to Russell.

I can tell you you must take off the left side tupperware to cut free the heated wire that is tie-tied to the left frame rail about 12 inches up towards the front.
The plug is readily accessible under the left side of the seat but getting to the wiring is a bear. Needless to say When I got my seat back I did not wire tie it back in the same location for easy removal

Once you have taken the tupperware off it is no big deal. Just take your time and don't force anything...

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On a ’00 and if I remember correctly, if you have small nimble fingers, you can reach it with the seat lifted, just a couple of inches down by the rear of the left upper fairing. If not, remove the left side upper fairing and it is easy to get to.

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post #4 of 6 Old Jun 23rd, 2006, 2:07 pm Thread Starter
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I was afraid that getting the wire loose requires removing the left side tupperware --- you guys confirmed it. Many thanks to usmctpdog and zaphod for your prompt reply.

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This will help:


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post #6 of 6 Old Jun 25th, 2006, 12:39 pm Thread Starter
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RonKMiller, thanks those photos are very helpful.

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