Which side of the seat is the recliner handle?
Door side on both seats. I can only presume it was a deleted item to cut costs.
I wondered if someone had replaced a tired driver's seat with a good passenger seat, but the recline handle location suggests not (I don't THINK the handle can be moved to the other side). Passenger seats sit on a pair of runners with vertical studs which pass through the tubular rails of the seat itself and are secured with nuts, whereas the adjustable driver's seat sits on a square frame and is secured with horizontal bolts which also facilitate the adjustment. A driver's seat has no tubular elements beneath.
I don't think it was a delete item as I've never seen an HL with OE seats car without it...
It's a mystery. Not the end of the world but a mystery anyway. The seats are both bolted directly to the rails. It is I suppose possible, a previous owner deleted the mechanism as the car had been a hill climber in its past.
Thanks for the input guys