For future reply on continued fix
I spent way too much time with this home project yesterday at work and got my crappy engineered 03' pilot middle seat fixed.
I estimate there are very few 03' pilots out there without broken fold down seat levers now since 1 they ALL will break. and 2 even if they are repaired they WILL break again and again.
Here is what I did. add metal tab on the inside of the lever body plastic tabs.
I should have taken a couple more pictures as I was finishing but wow was I tired of looking at that thing by 11pm when I was done.
If there are any owners out there unlucky enough to want to fix this thing the way I did PM me and I could pop it open and snap a couple pics for ya.
In the pictures here I still needed to put the metal tabs on the mill and cut open the notch between the two holes to make the keyhole. so the cable could be inserted in the large portion of the keyhole and slide over into the small hole side.
see pictures for 1000+ words.