I have a 1994 Thunderbird LX with electric seats. In the wintertime, my hands
are dry and it's easy to drop a key between the drivers seat and the console.
There are several down there and I can't fish *any* of them out.
I've dug and dug with my hands, a screwdriver, and a magnetic tipped tool.
Nothing is retrieved.
Anybody know a trick for getting my keys back?
On Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:37:03 -0600, Peetie Wheatstraw
Turn the car upsode down???
No, serously - are the keys on rings, or naked? Is it possible to see
them? Perhaps get a remote inspection camera to snake in to locate
them, then go in with a mini-claw pickup tool or a wire hook?
If not you MAY need to resort to removing the seat.
On Mon, 07 Jan 2013 18:37:42 -0600, Peetie Wheatstraw
4 bolts. Hopefully not rusted all to heck What year and model did
you say? Generally one bolt in the front of each side-rail
horizontally, and 0ne in the back of each rail vertically. Sometimes 2
in each, usally at the rear. Quite likely a snap-on cover over the
bolts - sometimes a couple of small screws holding the caps on..
If not rusted, 20 minutes out and in with a 3/8 rachet set and the
When I drop my keys down there I usually move the seat all the way forward,
or back, and then go in either from the floor on the front or the floor on
the back -- under the seat. This method has never failed me, but I guess a
bent coat hanger would help a lot. This also works for coins, pens, condoms
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