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I’m looking to remove the seats in order to fit the harness bar from Seriously Lotus and the Schroth harnesses. I have searched on the forum but couldn’t find anything definitive.  The only guide I have found is this: 

https://wiki.seloc.org/a/Fitting_seats

Can I assume this would be the same for the Exige s3?

Is it sensible/easier to remove the roof as well?

I haven’t bought the harnesses yet, just the harness bar. Is it easier to fit the harnesses whilst the seats are out or not much difference, otherwise I’ll hold off buying the harnesses until next year.

Thanks in advance.

 

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It is not a job that I've done yet, but I would imagine the 5 mins spent removing the roof will save many colourful adjectives being used whilst removing the seats.  In addition, I expect fitting lap belt pieces of the harnesses will be a much easier job with the seats out, in fact, it may well be impossible with them in place.  

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4 hours ago, Karls said:

I’m looking to remove the seats in order to fit the harness bar from Seriously Lotus and the Schroth harnesses. I have searched on the forum but couldn’t find anything definitive.  The only guide I have found is this: 

https://wiki.seloc.org/a/Fitting_seats

Can I assume this would be the same for the Exige s3?

Is it sensible/easier to remove the roof as well?

I haven’t bought the harnesses yet, just the harness bar. Is it easier to fit the harnesses whilst the seats are out or not much difference, otherwise I’ll hold off buying the harnesses until next year.

Thanks in advance.

 

Take the roof off, saving the 10 mins not taking it off will cost you an hour plus probably some ripped trim...

As for if it’s the same as your link, it depends on age of the car. Newer ones (my18 production onwards)  have different frames, slightly more awkward access but no worrying about shims. But principle is the same, remove 4 bolts, lift out.

You will need various extensions, UJ’s and wobble bars, as access is awkward.

You have to remove the seats to fit the lap belts, impossible otherwise. It’s simple job, just take your time and don’t cross thread the bolts as they are easily done so do it all by hand with a gentle feel

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