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The seat will not open 1999 Yamaha XV1600A Road Star

Yamaha 1999 XV 1600A Roadstar has done it many times with Key operating. But now it will not release not even banging on the seat above the latch. Can the latch fail and stay closed? What next destroy my seat? @

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SOURCE: Cannot remove the seat

seat latches often use a sliding tab & latch,your key is the 'handle'of the tab.spray lubricant into key hole and on latch behind may have to wiggle seat up and down as well,use your 'spare' key in case you have to ride it to the dealer,or a locksmith!

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SOURCE: describe seat removal on 2004 yamaha roadstar

roadstar seats remove from the key switch, turn left "without" pushing down on the lock cylinder, and you will hear the seat release from the front of the drivers pad.

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This maybe a problem of the hood being misaligned. in order to remedy this you will have to adjust the 4 bolts on the hinges holding the hood in place and the latch little by little. But first try a penetrating oil on the latch assembly and look for anything out of place.

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SOURCE: How to get seat off of Yamaha Roadstar with dead

turn the key to the left without pushing it down, the seat release is cable actuated, not electric.

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