How to Install or Replace the Sliding Lumbar Pad in your Steelcase V1 or V2 Leap Chair

Steelcase Leap V1 & V2 Lumbar Installation or Replacement Video:

The Lumbar is an important ergonomic feature that can greatly improve the experience of sitting in your Leap chair. Whether you need to readjust, remove, or reinstall your lumbar, this guide will take you how to do so in an easy-to-follow way.

Removing the Lumbar

  1. Locate the lumbar adjustment tabs on the sides of the chair and move them both to the highest position.
  2. Using your hands, slid one of the tabs up over the plastic lumbar stop on the back frame.
  3. Repeat this process with the opposite tab to completely release the lumbar.
  4. Slide the lumbar out from the seat back.

Reinstalling the Lumbar

  1. Slide the lumbar between the frame and pad on the back of the chair.
  2. Align one of the lumbar tabs on the back frame below the lumbar stop. To install this tab, snap it onto the frame with pressure or a good smack.
  3. Repeat this process with the other lumbar tab on the opposite side of the chair.
  4. Try adjusting your lumbar, it should slide up and down and be stopped by the lumbar stops. If this is not the case, then check the tabs to make sure they are fully installed on the frame.


The Lumbar on the Leap chair is relatively easy to remove and install, and we hope you found this article and video helpful in achieving that task. If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to reach out to us via our contact page, chat, or on our Facebook page.

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