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... ugh now the seat lock broke. I know those locks are not safe at all and maybe it's better to leave it open so nobody breaks anything with a screwdriver, but still annoying to see it got detached and is now sunk in somewhere under where it should be...can't figure out how to get to it.
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There are supposed to be two big screws in those holes at the bottom of the picture. Are they floating around under the seat?
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Same thing happened to my 2015 several times. The only lasting cure was a dab of blue LocTite on each screw. That stopped the issue.
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I just noticed today that one of my seat lock screws is loose. ROFL emoticon

Time to nip that in the bud.
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pmatulew wrote:
There are supposed to be two big screws in those holes at the bottom of the picture. Are they floating around under the seat?
Just found one... now. it's a matter of finding a twin somewhere (seems an odd. one) and also figuring out how to get to the stuff.
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Probably Just snag the lock mechanism with some sort of hook and pull it back up in to place so you can get the screw in. And come up with a suitable replacement screw.
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Most likely the screw(s) fell into the helmet bucket area.

At least that's where mine ended up twice before I applied a drop of blue LocTite on each screw.
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Just managed to find one screw. Will try to find a replacement at local hardware store. Thanks!
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Wow Team - thank you SO much. Once told what to do and how to do it, it wasn't hard! Virtual beer round on me! 😁👍

PS: And you were right, once I thoroughly scanned the storage I found the other screw, too.
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