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Old 02-21-2005, 07:11 PM   #11
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Has anyone figured out how to remove the entire rear backrests for a coupe withe 60/40 split-folding seats? I've searched and searched, and can't seem to find where anyone had any luck.

The split seats definitely don't just pull out. There was one bolt at the base of the backrests between the two sections with a torx bolt connecting them to a bracket. I removed it, but that's not the magic bolt. I felt behind the side cushions where the backrests connect to the outer sides of the car, and felt a rounded male connecting piece that felt like it was used to seat the fitting - it wasn't a bolt or a nut... it felt like if there was a freed connection in the middle, the two sides would just pull right out. My issue is, I can't figure out what is holding the two backrests down.

I have a Bentley manual - but it only has teardown of the seats without the split-folding option.

Any advise??
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