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I really like the seats in my 400 however I have found the lumbar area of the seat lacking and my wife has complained it gives her a sore back after a few hours as there isn't much lower back support. I as we all do researched the Be Google out of this looking for Ideas. Inflatable lumber units were the go for some types of seats. Of the ones I found were to be honest expensive and only available in the UK and then there is the postage etc.

I stumbled on these inflatable units which are for want of a better description for getting access to car doors, presumably by professional AA type people, I leave the rest to your imagination . They are made out quite a tuff material, due to their inteneded purpose.

I contacted the company wanting to buy just these


But no have to buy all three at $22AUD for three I bought 2 sets.

as you can see its like they were made for the seats, this picture shows the size


and the location is about right.

I have looked into getting the trim off previously and found with the seats forward you can remove the seat trim at the base. you need to put one hand under the seat back base and compress the foam and trim up, using a plastic trim tool, release the trim from the channel its retained in.


Once that's pulled out and some of the cabling disgorged you can actually get up in between the foam and seat back



Thankfully the foam isn't stuck to the seat back so you can feed to wedge up into place. I will be honest, this is a bit awkward with the seat in the car. I managed it so I figure others can. It does go in quite easily as there is an internal stiffener, but getting up high into the place you need to push it up as high as your can but hand and the final place is trial and error.

the best bit is that there is a nice wide slot in the seat back to bring the tube out and when its in place the pump doesn't catch on anything and can be reached with the door closed.


Very happy with the result and all for total 300 grams of extra weight.

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Lovely job.


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