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Hi all,

I recently bought a 2012 eos and I am finding all the minor nits left by previous owner that I didn't catch during my test drive. The passenger side seat latch plastic next part you grab and lift, next to the headrest is broken (but was left neatly in place for me to discover).

Im pretty sure I just need to unsnap the piece of plastic that is still attached to the metal lever inside the seat where it broke and snap in a new part.

Question:
Is the seat latch a part that can be found/bought at the vw dealer separate
from having to buy an entire seat?

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Yes, it is. Go to https://volkswagen.7zap.com/en/rdw/eos/eos/2012-712/8/ - pick the correct type of seat (right/left, electric/manual) and you will find the part number there.

That site is well worth bookmarking - you can find all the details of all parts and part numbers for any VW model.
 

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I'm also looking for a "roof lubrication pack" for maintenance but not sure what part group to search, or even if this considered a car part at all.
 

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VW has an Eos Seal lubricant in their spare parts catalogue but it is usually a back-order rather than an off-the-shelf item due to slow turnover and high cost. An internet search will reveal suppliers, just search for DuPont Krytox GPL105 liquid. Be wary of low priced offers as these are either inferior [in my opinion] alternative products or diluted GPL105. I paid AUD100 several years ago for a 50ml container of GPL105 from a local Dupont distributor which lasted 4 years - once the seals have been treated in the first instance, less lubricant is required for subsequent treatments provided you repeat the treatment BEFORE the seals lose their matt black colour and start to go hard. The annual cost of the two seal treatments is around AUD30 [USD22, EUR19, GBP16]

The VW lubricant is almost certainly repackaged DuPont Krytox GPL105 liquid which is excellent for rejuvenating dull, grey, hard elastomer seals by being rapidly absorbed making a soft, supple, matt black seal that virtually eliminates wind noise and water leaks. GPL105 is expensive but "a little goes a long way" and practice quickly gives you an idea how little is required - I use a drop on my finger tip and run it along the seal until you feel increasing friction then go back to the start and massage the lubricant into the seal and then repeating the process on the next section of untreated seal. Excessive application results in lubricant running down the window glass which then has to be removed with a suitable cleaning fluid to remove smears [I use 1K acrylic lacquer thinner] but great care has to be taken to prevent it coming in contact with the vehicle paintwork possibly causing damage.
 

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Thank you so much.
I first went to by local VW dealer and the part/lubricant was considered obsolete and not available, with no replacement - though he gave me the part number.

I then went to my local autoparts store and he recommended, and I purchased (not knowing any better), something labeled gel silicone spray. He said this worked ok for his partner's Chrysler with a similar mechanical solid roof (I'm guessing Sebring, I didn't ask).

I will look for the DuPont Krytox.
 

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I then went to my local autoparts store and he recommended, and I purchased (not knowing any better), something labeled gel silicone spray.
DO NOT USE IT!! if you use silicone based compounds you will have to clean them off thoroughly with alcohol wipes before applying Krytox. Krytox is a brand name for a special inert ptfe based lubricant. Inert means it isn't going to damage your roof seals.

Cycle shops now sell ptfe based lubricants for cycle chains. Don't be fooled, they are 'diluted' and not 100% pure ptfe based lubricant. Car accessory shops are the worst places to ask for advice when you have an EOS specialist car. :(

There is a product called Gummi Pflege. I've used it over and under Krytox with no obvious problems yet, but these things can take a long time to show up problems. If you want to research why we are telling you to use Krytox on your EOS seals, ask your dealer how much it costs to replace your roof seals (if they are still available). If you buy small quantities of roof seal lubricant from aan Audi, Merc or BMW dealer, I think you will find it's Krytox re-packaged at expensive Stealer prices.

You got a strange answer from your V.W Stealer. V.W can carry out a 'Roof Service' on an EOS. Not all stealers know about it unless they service EOSs which might tell you something if you need to use them on your car. They use their V.W branded version of Krytox as a kit package, because I doubt they will have a big jug of GPL105 sitting around.
 

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Hi - I am new here. First post.

I figured I would add on to this existing thread for a similar issue. For my 2008 VW EOS, I too have a passenger seat folding seat release latch issue. As you can see in the pic, the latch frame is there but the handle broke off. I went ahead and ordered both the handle and the $70 cable release part that connects to it.

My question is, how do I go about assembling this onto the seat? Before I start tearing this seat apart or worse taking it entirely out of my car (seems way drastic since it isn't an electrical component), can someone point me in the right direction on what simple steps need to be done in addition to any specific tools that I would be need (or other parts I might be missing)?

Thanks!
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Happened to me, and that it was broken and badly re-glued was hidden from me when I bought my 2012 eos in 2019.
I used locking pliers to hold the remaining part of the plastic handle and a motorized dremel tool to cut the plastic at
the attachment to the metal lever. Be careful to keep the little metal shim piece that locks the plastic to the lever, you need to reuse that. I next used a soft headed hammer and gave the replacement part light taps to push the replacement part with locking piece back onto the metal lever. good luck!
 
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