Driver Seat Rocking, How to Fix
Hereís what it looks like when your bushings are busted and cause your seat to rock.
Washer A 6; Part number: 90501-S3N-003
Bush A 6; Part number: 90502-S3N-013
Spacer 5 for 2001-2002 6 for 2003; Part number: 90503-S3N-003
First things first, if you have the stock radio make sure you have the anti-theft code for the radio, the write down the frequencies for the preset buttons.
Disconnect your battery and wait at least 3 minutes.
Go ahead and remove the plastic covers from the back and unscrew the bolts (14mm)
Once removed go ahead and remove the 2 bolts from the front.
Tilt your seat forward and push it back to reveal the plugs underneath the seat.
Once it is revealed go ahead and unplug. The gray plug has a little button to push and it removes. To remove the yellow grab the sides and it will slide up and then pop out.
When that is done and seat is removed. Car looks like this.
Hereís my seat out of my car.
Pull on the lever to remove it. Use a flathead to remove the cap of the height adjuster. Use the same flat head to push out the C pin in the adjuster and pull off at same time.
Once off use a Philips head and unscrew the screw.
The plastic piece is held in by a clip at the front, a hook in the middle and a plastic screw like thing at the back.
At this point I have my chair sideways and I remove the 3 nuts and do not discard like the TSB says because you will need them to put it back together. Go ahead and take note of the parts when removed as well as their position as you will replace those parts exactly how it came off.
At this point I removed the nut and the washer. Replaced the bushing. The silver part on the screw is the bushing.
Iíve replaced the bushing and put back the rail ontop. Placed the washer in place and put the nut back on. I have not tight it yet.
Remove the front piece. Replace the bushings in the outboard link.
Place the outboard link back in place. On the left side there is a spacer then a washer. On the right there is just a washer. Screw the nuts back on. If you have the chair on itís side like how I did. Do not put the plastic piece back on till last so you donít scratch it up.
Flip the chair over and remove the screw (14mm) holding the seat belt buckle. Careful as there is a collar, spring washer, and toothed lock washer underneath the seat belt buckle.
Flip the seat belt buckle over and out of the way. Remove the 3 nuts.
Once removed go ahead and do the same procedure on this side as done on the other side. The only difference is that for 2001-2002 vehicles the spacer for the inboard link is not put back thus you will have 2 spacers to use for the back screw. That is why I said 5 spaces for 2001-2002 models. 2 spacers on the outside and 3 on the inside.
For the back nut for the 2003 it says to discard the spacer on the back screw, then it says to install 3 spacers on the back screw. At this point you will be short 2 spacers. Thatís why I noted earlier to buy 6 for 2003 models. 2 on the outside and 4 on the inside.
Once all that is done, go ahead and put the plastic piece back on on the outside part of the seat. Lever and the adjuster back on.
Once thatís done go ahead and put your seat back in the car. I kept my wires and the clips intact and put it back together the way I took it out like so.
Then I just bolt it all in place. Reconnect the battery.
Turn the ignition switch to ON(II) and check SRS. If indicator comes on for 6 seconds and turns off. Youíre good. Stays on check for codes and troubleshoot.
If stock radio put back the anti-theft code in and set back the radio station presets.
Set your clock and any other setting which you had.
Check Step 25 in the TSB.
For 2001 2drs check step 26 in the TSB.
Link for TSB http://www.honda-tech.com/zerothread/2189650
I did this with my phone as my flash light and my camera beside me and the little if none at all light in the apartment garage.
Vwola! No more rocking chair. I know the rocking chair is nice but not in a damn car.
Edited: to add TSB link.
Modified by oddmut at 8:25 PM 1/17/2008