Originally Posted by GrumpyBadger
I have to do the same with my passenger side. And open the door. I was thinking perhaps they installed the wrong base (i.e. a driver side swivel on the passenger side), but it sounds like these are goofy no matter what. I thought it was just me...
Hi Steve, I'll see if I can post a video when we get back.
Typically, what I have to do (for 180 deg swivel) on the passenger side with stock cloth seats is:
1. Tilt the seat back all the way forward, arm rest up.
2. Slide the seat forward most of the way, there is a point which allows the seat to rotate towards the center of the van with the seat cushion just brushing the engine cover center console. After the seat base clears the center console, the seat base can be slid all the way forward and the arm rest will brush the door panel as it completes the 180 (the door does not need to be open but if it is just opened a bit it can make it easier).
3. After rotating 180, slide the seat all the way back and adjust the seat back recline to desired comfort.
Takes me less than 20 seconds.