Seat Leon >> Removing and installing over-centre spring

Removing

  • Push driver's seat as far back as possible.
  • Move steering wheel up as far as it will go, making use of full range of steering column adjuster.
  • If fitted, remove footwell cover on driver side.

Vehicles with knee airbag

  • Remove the knee airbag -1- on the driver's side .

Vehicles without knee airbag

  • Disconnect battery earth.

Clutch

Continued for all vehicles:

  • Remove the driver-side footwell outlet vent -1- .

Clutch

  • Remove the diagnosis interface for the data bus - J533- from the bracket -1- .

Clutch

  • Remove bolt -2-, detach crash bar -1- and push to one side.
  • If the bracket for parking aid control unit - J446- / park assist steering control unit - J791- is fitted next to the clutch pedal, remove bracket. Do not disconnect wiring connections.

Clutch

  • Compress catches -arrows- and take out pivot pin -1- for plunger/clutch master cylinder towards right side.

  • If present, unhook and remove spring -1- whilst pushing the clutch pedal in -direction of arrow B-.
  • Return clutch pedal to resting position.
  • Pull clutch pedal in -direction of arrow A-, unhook and remove over-centre spring -2-.

Clutch

Installing

Carry out installation in the reverse sequence, noting the following:

  • The bearing shells -arrow- for the pins -1- are installed.
  • Pull clutch pedal towards vehicle interior (-arrow A- in previous Fig.).
  • Place pins -1- in the supports -2- of the mounting bracket.
  • Place bearing -3- in the support -4- of the clutch pedal.
  • When the clutch pedal is pressed in -direction of arrow B- (previous Fig.), the over-centre spring flips over towards the mounting bracket.
  • Connect plunger/clutch master cylinder with the clutch pedal using a new pivot pin.
  • If the bracket with parking aid control unit - J446- / park assist steering control unit - J791- has been removed beforehand, install bracket. Do not disconnect wiring connections.

Clutch

  • Position the crash bar -1- and fully tighten the screw -2- .
  • Remove the diagnosis interface for the data bus - J533- from the bracket .
  • Install the driver-side footwell outlet vent .

Clutch

Vehicles with knee airbag

  • Install driver-side knee airbag .

Vehicles without knee airbag

  • Connect vehicle battery.
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