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88 lumbar disassembly by tom10122
Started on: 04-16-2015 01:52 PM
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Last post by: donuteater306 on 04-19-2015 01:29 PM
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Anyone ever disassemble a lumbar seat? I've had 1 since I got the car but it doesn't work, seems like the pump needs replacing or some connections need to be cleaned up since I can't hear the pump run at all.
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If you are just dealing with the pump - pull the seat to access the pump it's on the bottom (power connector is underneath so don't just yank it out ).

Check that you have power at the connector, before going any further. Then apply power to the pump directly to see if the pump works - could be the pump or the switch. Early 80's Corvettes used a similar system, maybe the pump is the same and can be made to work. The switch assembly is a different story as it is unique to the Fiero - the ones in the Corvette are different but maybe can be gutted and fitted to the Fiero's unit. The switch assembly can be removed, but I don't recall if it pulls through the bottom or the top (it is just held in place with the seat foam once you remove the 2 top screws). Now that I think about it, it probably pulls down due to the metal bracket for the screws.

Then there is the bladders, they may leak due to age. Rodney Dickman use to sell them and I am not sure he has any left (email him directly to ask).

To get at the bladder you have to remove the seat covers.
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Your air pump and bladders may need to be replaced. Time takes it's toll.

You can find a pump at your local junk yard in any GM car that has a lumbar seat. Grand Prix, Bonneville etc.

Contact Rodney Dickman for the bladders.

Get yourself a set of Hog Ring Pliers from you local upholstery shop and you are ready to go!




This is a bladder and pump from a SSE seat - The bladder is rubber and will not blow out like the plastic ones used in the Fiero.

Good luck

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Are the Fiero switches plug n play with the later model Pontiac pumps?
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