We’ve installed a few types of swivels in the past but never been totally impressed with their quality. That is until we came across the Scopema seat swivel. This is why we love it:
It raises your seat by less than 1” (vs. 1-1/8” to 2-1/8” from other brands)
There is very little friction when swivelling the seat
The installation and hole pattern are bang on, making the job easy for any DIYer
STEP 1: REMOVE THE NEGATIVE TERMINAL OF YOUR BATTERY
Since you have to detach the passenger airbag harness, it’s best to remove the negative terminal of your battery to avoid any accidental shorts.
STEP 2: REMOVE THE FOUR SCREWS THAT ARE SECURING THE SEAT
Using a torx bit remove the two screws at the front of the seat and the two at the back to get the seat loose. You will have to slide the seat forward and backward to gain access to these screws. You can also detach your seat belt at this point in time.
STEP 3: UNSCREW THE AIRBAG HARNESS AND REMOVE THE SEAT
Once this has been removed you will be able to safely move the seat off of it’s base.
STEP 4: ALIGN THE SEAT SWIVEL ON YOUR SEAT BASE
You will first need to pivot the swivel to get access to the holes. Do this by pulling the red lever to unlock the swivel and rotating the top half. Use the four tapered bolts (included) to secure the bottom half of the swivel. At this point you should also trim the baby seat anchor with a grinder or a hand-saw. This is because it interferes with the swivelling.
STEP 5: PLACE YOUR SEAT BACK ON THE SEAT SWIVEL
Be sure to:
Pull your airbag harness through the hole in the seat base
Keep the seat swivel slightly rotated so you have access to the underside of the holes when securing your seat
Your Scopema seat swivel will come with a matching set of lock nuts, bolts and washers. These are used to attach the seat to the swivel. Screw your bolts in from the bottom with your lock nuts on the top of the seat base. This will ensure the bolts don’t hit any of your seat base when it is pivoting.
STEP 6: REATTACH YOUR AIRBAG HARNESS, SEATBELT AND GET SWIVELLING!!
You’ll notice the seat position can’t be too far forward or back in order for it to fully swivel. This is true with all the various seat swivels we’ve tested.