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Hi there,
I've noticed if I press with my hand (and sometimes with my lower back) against the lower part of the driver's seat backrest, a clicking noise may be heard, which is absent on the passenger's seat. Any idea as to what it might be?
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Sounds like a retainer clip that's become disconnected. I believe there are quite a number of them behind each panel securing that panel to the seatback/frame.
 

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Sounds like a retainer clip that's become disconnected. I believe there are quite a number of them behind each panel securing that panel to the seatback/frame.
And how could I get access to that retainer clip?
 

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I'd bring the car to your local dealer. Whatever the issue, it's certainly covered under warranty. I believe each of those upholstered panels can be pulled from the seat back, but you run the risk of introducing new clicks and creaks while fixing this one. I'd have a Porsche technician deal with and take responsibility. Just my advice of course.
 

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>> if I press with my hand (and sometimes with my lower back) against the lower part of the driver's seat backrest, a clicking noise may be heard, which is absent on the passenger's seat. Any idea as to what it might be?
The driver's seat safety interlock switch? It's the way Porsche works out if a driver (not the passenger) is present and correctly 'seated'. Similarly used in conjunction with the driver's seat belt interlock in regard the seat belt advice warning.

Also interfaces with the PDF gear lever's position not being in neutral or parked and the driver's door opening whilst the engine is running. I understand this triggers the electric parking brake (I think I read that in the manual some while ago).

I accept the click on the understanding that it is just my little car doing its thing to protect me from myself:)
 

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The driver's seat safety interlock switch? It's the way Porsche works out if a driver (not the passenger) is present and correctly 'seated'. Similarly used in conjunction with the driver's seat belt interlock in regard the seat belt advice warning.

Also interfaces with the PDF gear lever's position not being in neutral or parked and the driver's door opening whilst the engine is running. I understand this triggers the electric parking brake (I think I read that in the manual some while ago).

I accept the click on the understanding that it is just my little car doing its thing to protect me from myself:)
I understand you have the same noise in your car?
 

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Yes. Middle panel. Just confirmed that the electric parking brake auto engages if PDF gear lever in DRIVE after I remove seat belt and open door with the ignition on (didn't bother testing with engine running as the car is still parked up in my garage) Looks like clicky seat back is a good thing:) No disassembly required IMHO.
 
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